You joined Brenntag through an acquisition. Did it feel like you had been taken over?
Not at all! I saw this acquisition as a great opportunity. Whilst Albion was tremendously successful, it was felt that the business was reaching maturity in its traditional markets. With the introduction of Brenntag's full-line offering and specialty expertise, we had definitely entered a new era of seemingly endless new opportunities. Brenntag recognised the UK & Ireland team's knowledge and passion for its customers and were very supportive in helping to build and deliver this new value proposition.
This is a recipe which has stood the test of time and still applies today. For example take Brenntag’s recent acquisition Trychem in Dubai. Having established a footprint in this region, our network combined with local expertise has immediately generated significant interest from our key accounts. We have a number of exciting projects in the pipeline and have already struck some new supply agreements.