Cotton Mop Panel
Chairman CHSA Accreditation Schemes
A CHSA member since early 1978, Council Member and Treasurer, from the early 1980s until 2008, he currently attends Council Meetings in his capacity as Vice President.
In the mid 1990s he was instrumental in the development of the first of the Manufacturing Accreditation Schemes, for Soft Tissue. It was followed by Schemes for Plastic Sacks and Mops. At the request of the Chairman he stepped back into the Schemes in early 2013, which has resulted in an improved system of management, auditing and reporting.
Robert Scott & Sons
Robert Scott and Sons was initially started in 1932.
From the late 1970’s Alastair has been involved in the business starting with the warehouse and shop floor, pausing in the early 80’s to get a degree in Design History, and moving into sales from 1983.
With the assistance of an excellent team, he has seen the business grow from £5m to £45m turnover. He has seen many changes in the market over the last 30 years and has enjoyed the challenge of recognising them, and adapting the business accordingly. This process will certainly continue as the fourth family generation is welcomed into the business.
Charles Bentley & Son Ltd
After graduating from Sunderland University, he took a year out to travel and then joined his father as the sixth generation in the family business, Charles Bentley and Son Ltd.
Over the last ten years he has gone from working on the ‘shop floor’ to becoming Project Manager and most recently a Director.
The business supplies houseware and cleaning products to the retail and DIY sectors and has a growing ecommerce division, www.buydirect4u.co.uk, selling home, garden and leisure products direct to consumers.
He is married with two daughters, enjoys most sports and is passionate about supporting local charities.
Managing Director, Yorkshire Cleaning Fabrics Limited
Robert joined the family company in 1998 due to the impending retirement of the founding directors, becoming Managing Director in 2003.
He was educated at Bradford Grammar School and Liverpool John Moores University and followed careers in mechanical engineering, production management in chemical hoses and hydraulic seal sales before joining Yorkshire Cleaning Fabrics where he has overseen significant growth of the company.