Meet the team

We pride ourselves on the excellence and professionalism our team provide to all our customers and principals on a daily basis.

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Brendan Pope

Managing Director

As Managing Director, Brendan is responsible for the strategy within the RBH Group. He is focused on ensuring our team are effective in representing our principals and forming long standing partnerships with our customers.

Brendan has worked within the chemical industry for 25 years and during that time has gained a good knowledge of the various markets in which the RBH Group operates.

In his spare time, Brendan enjoys running and has recently taken up golf lessons after playing this sport for many years badly!

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Will Riches

Head of Sales and Marketing

Will leads the commercial team at RBH and brings expertise in account management, business development and international business.

Will has 25 years of experience in the chemicals industry and focuses on supporting his team to ensure company growth married with a smooth customer experience for every account we work with.

In his spare time, he enjoys staying active by cycling and playing rugby.

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Claire Smith

Head Of Business Operations & Compliance

Claire joined the company in 2005 as a part time Administrator and has since progressed to become part of the management team. Her role involves managing the internal sales and purchasing teams, as well as quality management and regulatory compliance.

She enjoys problem solving and refining processes to ensure each part of the business runs smoothly.

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Martin Wilkinson

Technical Development Manager

Martin’s role is to deal with the technical and commercial departments for our customers. He promotes our unique range of materials and services that help provide solutions to the complex challenges faced within the industry.

Martin has a degree in Polymer Science and has worked in the polymer industry for over 25 years. He has worked in both technical and commercial roles, providing a wide range of products for diverse applications.

Outside of work, Martin enjoys playing golf, and travelling with his family.

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Nick Shilton

Commercial Manager – Principal Engagement

As commercial manager, Nick’s role involves engaging with our existing principals and suppliers, to ensure we maximise communication between all stakeholders. Nick is also responsible for developing relationships with new suppliers in line with RBH’s core markets and values.

Nick has over 8 years of experience working in the chemical industry, having graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 2014. He joined the RBH group in 2016 as a Technical Sales Manager developing an excellent understanding of the RBH portfolio and market sectors.

Outside of work Nick enjoys golf, tennis, and joinery. All to varying degrees of success!

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Erwin Wild

EU Sales Manager

As EU Sales Manager, Erwin’s focus is to grow and expand the composite business unit on a pan European scale, by using the existing portfolio, introducing new products, and developing new concepts.

Erwin has studied chemistry, chemical engineering and worked for more than 25 years in the chemical industry in technical demanding areas, especially in the epoxy industry.

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Dan Mitchinson

Market Manager – Surface Coatings

As the Market Manager for Surface Coatings, Dan works with our customer’s technical teams in this sales territory to ensure they are using the most suitable products for their applications.

Dan is leading the geo-expansion project for the RBH Group product range into the Paints and Coatings sector across Europe.

Dan has a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Leeds University and over a decade of experience in the Chemical Industry. He has held various Technical Sales roles and most recently worked as the Sales Manager (UK and Europe) for a start-up chemical distributor within the UV curable Inks & Coatings market.

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Mike Barrow

Market Manager – Construction, Adhesives & Sealants

Mike completed a master’s, PhD and postdoctoral research position in different areas of materials chemistry at the University of Liverpool. 7 years ago Mike made the move into a commercial role, working as a sales engineer and product manager.

Outside of work he likes to spend time with family, running, playing squash and football.

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Yasmin Mazar

Market Manager – Thermoplastics

As Market Manager for Themoplastics, Yasmin works with customers in several industries to promote and supply masterbatch and additives for plastics.

Yasmin joined RBH in 2021 as an Internal Account Manager, after finishing her Masters degree in Chemistry at the University of Birmingham.

Outside of work, Yasmin enjoys travelling and staying active.

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Mark Nagy

Market Manager – Rubber & Elastomers

As the Market Manager for Rubber & Elastomers, Mark works with technical teams to ensure they are using the correct products to suit their applications and offer solutions to complex formulations.

Mark holds over 25 years of commercial experience within the pharma, agrochemical, synthesis, coatings, polymers, construction, homecare and transport industries.

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Stacey Turner

Business Administration & Quality Supervisor

Stacey joined RBH in August 2021 via the acquisition of Dunwood Polymer Services Ltd. She joined DPSL in 2006 so has a lot of knowledge of the water-based polymer market.

Stacey has since widened her role to become Business Admin & Quality Supervisor. On a day-to-day basis you will find her in a purchasing role for RBH and Faber & VanderEnde, assisting the MM with water-based polymer enquiries and being part of the quality and regulatory team.

Out of work Stacey likes to play hockey and spend time with her husband and family.

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Denise Scott

Market Assistant Supervisor – Elastomers / Polishing and Abrasives

Denise joined the company in 2010 as a Customer Service Co-ordinator and progressed to Market Assistant Supervisor. Her role is processing customer order, deliveries, invoicing and dealing with any customer enquiries and queries. She offers guidance to other members of her team.

She has recently become a member of a gym and enjoys swimming.

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Michelle Davies

Market Assistant – Coatings

Michelle’s role as a Market Assistant consists of placing orders, arranging deliveries, invoicing, and dealing with customer queries. She enjoys the challenges that come with her job and working quickly to solve problems and keep customers happy.

Outside of work, Michelle enjoys going to the gym, spending time with family and friends, and drinking pink gin.

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Janet Qualters

Market Assistant – Speciality

Janet’s role as a Market Assistant consists of placing orders, arranging deliveries, invoicing, and dealing with customer queries. She enjoys the challenges that come with her job and working quickly to solve problems and keep customers happy.

Outside of work, Janet likes spending time at her caravan in Wales and walking her dog Troy.

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Jen Wood

Market Assistant – Composites, Adhesives & Sealants & Quality Administrator.

Jen’s role as Market Assistant consists of processing orders and dealing with queries for RBH, Geniechem and Dunwood Specialities. As Quality Administrator Jen also assists with our Quality Department to help improve our customer experience.

Outside of work Jen likes helping her Dad on the family farm, spending time with her nephew and visiting new restaurants.

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Ryan Street

Internal Account Manager

Ryan’s role as an Internal Account Manager is to look after our Polishings and Cosmetics industries and to help grow these territory’s through providing technical advice and assistance on our product portfolio.

Ryan has a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the Manchester Metropolitan University and joined RBH in 2023 as one of our Internal Account Managers.

In his spare time Ryan likes to go the gym, do some ballroom dancing, and go for the occasional hike.

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Dominic Rawlins

Internal Account Manager

Dom joined us in December 2023 as Internal Account Manager looking after our Speciality customers. He also has a key role working alongside other members of the team to grow our business in new territories, with new products and in novel applications.

Dom has a masters in Chemistry from Hull. He has spent the last 3 years working in organic synthesis labs, covering production, process development and new molecule research. He has recently made the transition into a commercial role and is continuing that work in his role at RBH.

Outside of work he enjoys playing baseball and bouldering, as well as cooking especially on the BBQ!