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Alex Lee said: “Richard is a well-recognised figure in the polythene industry and leaves some big shoes to fill. The sharing of his in-depth knowledge and practical experience of the whole supply chain from manufacturing to distribution has been invaluable in my induction to the role. I look forward to continuing his good work and to taking on the challenge of building on his success.”

New Business Development Manager

for Cromwell Cromwell Polythene, the family-run supplier of polythene and compostable products to aid recycling and waste management, has appointed Alex Lee as a Business Development Manager, through internal promotion.

Alex joined the Cromwell Polythene team as a Sales Executive in 2018 after several years’ experience in the agricultural and I.T. sectors. In this new role, he will be responsible for building relationships in the western region of the UK.

Alex takes over from Richard Rowling, who was a valued member of the Cromwell Polythene team for over 10 years and is now retiring. Richard has more than 40 years’ experience supplying products to the recycling and waste management industry.

Richard Rowling added: “I leave my position in safe hands with Alex’s appointment and wish him and the company all the best for the future. I have had an enjoyable and fulfilling career, during which I have seen collection

methods change, the rise of recycling, and continued developments to capture and contain resources, including the collection of food waste over recent years in particular. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone I have worked with and met, and all the valued customers I have built wonderful relationships with over the years.”

Alex is the middle son of MD James and company secretary Debbie. His two brothers Angus and Henry are also part of the 37-strong Cromwell Polythene team as Office Manager and Business Development Manager respectively. He recently managed the relaunch of Cromwell’s free polythene recovery service, which returns clean polythene packaging to the production cycle.

as a whole, for their innovation, business acumen and community-based ethics.

Meanwhile, Operations Manager Chris Freeman walked away with outstanding recognition in the form of the ‘Star Apprentice’ award. Chris, who has been with the company almost two years, previously spent 15 years in the military police before being invalided out and working in IT before joining Bio-Productions.

The company, led by MD and local business advocate Angela Gill, was shortlisted in the final three for 10 out of 11 categories, and also sponsored the BHBPA ‘Special Person’ award.

Double-whammy of awards for Bio-P

Burgess Hill-based eco-friendly cleaning chemicals manufacturer, Bio-Productions, picked up two awards at the prestigious BHBiz Awards 2019.

10 members of the Bio-Productions team attended the awards ceremony at the Brighton Amex Community Stadium on Friday 10 May. The glittering event was hosted by broadcaster and journalist Jennie Bond.

Bio-Productions took home ‘Best Business’ for the company 16 | WHAT’S NEW?

MD Angela Gill said: “We are all so thrilled to be recognised with these awards. The credit must go to our entire team here and we are so proud of Chris Freeman for winning his individual award. And, so honoured to be finalists amongst such great, strong and thriving companies, which makes winning Best Business all the more special.

“Together, we have made the last five years the best in the company’s history. We believe in putting the customers first – but alongside that enjoy having fun, contributing to the community and being ambassadors for Sussex business.”

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