Plastic Sack Panel
Commercial Director, Berry bpi
Lorcan was elected Chairman of the CHSA in October 2019.
Lorcan started work with Bpi in 1990 ands since worked in a variety of roles, beginning in a technical role for the company’s agricultural and horticultural products that took him as far afield as Morocco.
He moved into a commercial role looking after customers in the north east of England and then coordinating sales in the local authority and NHS sectors.
He has been in his current position for five years and has responsibility for all Bpi’s refuse sack sacks in the UK, Ireland and Europe.
Recently Retired Chairman of Polaris
Now Consultant / Mentor
He has been in the polythene industry for over 38 years. He started Polaris Plastics approaching 30 years ago; the company produces refuse sacks, bin liners, food bags and allied products.
Polaris has grown into a vibrant and very significant player in the market. Its specialist areas are Janitorial, Hygiene and Catering, including food processing.
He is a Vice President of the CHSA and currently Treasurer, having previously served as Chairman.
He has three sons and five grandchildren.
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.
National Accounts Director Cromwell Polythene
Paul has spent his entire career in sales.
He joined Cromwell Polythene in May 1998, since when he has risen through its ranks, taking on various roles including sales administrator, field sales and sales manager, before his current appointment, where he is responsible for Cromwell’s top customers.
Paul has been instrumental in the dramatic growth of the company’s janitorial division, along with a major expansion of its waste management and cleaning products portfolio.
Married, with five grown up children (and three dogs) he lives in Harrogate, North Yorkshire where his interests outside work include cycling.
Managing Director at Polaris
Polaris is a trading division of IG Design Group plc. As part of a large diverse group of companies we utilise the economies of scale that a large company has, ensuring costs are minimized, remaining competitive in the market. Polaris Plastics has specialised in the supply of refuse sacks and bin liners for use in the away from home market for nearly 30 years.
Paul has been MD since 2016 and in the Away from Home Market for over 20 years. He has been married for over 25 years, has two children and is a foster carer with wife Jo.
Polaris are founder members of the Plastic Refuse Sack Scheme and are proud to only sell CHSA accredited product that fall under the standard. This truly promotes that what’s on the box is in the box and gives the guarantee of performance.
Sales Director, Trans-Continental Marketing Ltd
A&S Manuel Limited
Director (Sales), PMC Polythene Ltd
Martyn has worked in the polythene industry for nearly 30 years, being the ‘M’ in PMC, the company he started in 1989 with Colin George and Peter Garret.
A CHSA Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Scheme Panel member since the inception of the Scheme for Plastic Refuse Sacks, he regularly attends the meetings.
Today most of his working life is spent talking to customers, both new and existing.
Outside work he is an active Freemason and keen motorcyclist, and enjoys spending time with his four children and walking the dog!
Head of Customer Sales, Polyco Healthline
Brigid has been in the polythene industry for 20 years. She joined HPC in 2005 to help develop the Polythene Range and head up the UK sales team.
A founder member of the CHSA, HPC has been involved in the production and distribution of polythene aprons and refuse sacks since the early 1970s.
HPC recently merged with BMPolyco making the newly formed PolycoHealthline, a major player in the Disposable and Reusable Glove market as well as Polythene Products and Disposable Workwear.
Manager, Recycled Plastics UK Ltd