Christeyns UK appoints new MD for two businesses.

Detergents and chemicals group Christeyns UK has appointed a new managing director to lead two of its businesses.

Neil Jones has joined the Bradford-headquartered group in a dual role as managing director of High Peak cleaning chemicals manufacturer Clover Chemicals and Christeyns Food Hygiene, based in Warrington.

Jones has held leadership roles with national companies such as Unilever, Robert McBride and R&R and been responsible for both private label and branded portfolio strategies in the UK and Europe.

He will be responsible for delivering the business strategy for Clover Chemicals and Christeyns Food Hygiene. His time will be split between the two companies and he will sit on the main board of Christeyns UK.

Jones said: “Clover Chemicals is a unique business with a strong customer service ethos that has gained credibility and respect over the 20 years it has been in operation.

“I am delighted to take on the challenge of continuing the prosperity of this very interesting business and to lead the next chapter in its growth and development.”

Nick Garthwaite, managing director at Christeyns UK, added: “Neil has a vast amount of experience in many areas of the manufacturing industry and is highly experienced in process management and team building, core values of our business. I have full confidence that under his guidance both Clover and CFH will develop to their full potential.”