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As a part of our purpose to Deliver Chemistry for a Better Life, Surfachem is reshaping its UK client facing teams into specialised business units, focussed on our core market sectors. 
This will enable us to offer tailored support to our customers, through more specialised market, product, regulatory and formulation knowledge alongside an accelerated rate of product innovation, whilst strengthening customer relationships and ensuring close alignment with our principals’ strategies.

New Leadership Roles

New leadership roles have been created which will oversee the Personal Care and Home, Industrial and Institutional (HI&I) Care market sectors.  Within Personal Care and Cosmetics, and HI&I, we maintain industry-leading knowledge, a global ingredient portfolio and an experienced technical team. Forming market focussed teams in our Technical and Account Management functions will further enable us to provide an industry leading service and customer focus.

Jason Dearden-Watts has been appointed as Head of Personal Care, with John Heywood Head of Home, Industrial and Institutional (HI&I) Care. Their key responsibilities will include managing our Account Management and Technical Development teams.

These recent appointments also coincide with further significant investment in increased technical and laboratory resource. Together, these changes will offer greater scope for specialised formulation development.


(L) Jason Dearden Watts; (R) John Heywood

"Personal Care and HI&I are core sectors for Surfachem. Creating distinct business units will offer a strategic advantage in our future development. I am delighted to appoint both Jason and John and believe this will support our strategy of providing exceptional knowledge and expertise to customers, whilst also strengthening our longstanding supplier partnerships. From trends to customer expectations, both markets are extremely dynamic, and we look forward to the ideas, knowledge, and expertise that both Jason and John will bring to their new roles, and the Surfachem business as a whole." Greg Barton, Managing Director – Surfachem Ltd

About Surfachem

Surfachem, a 2M Group company, is an international surfactant and speciality chemical distributor, offering an extensive ingredient portfolio, technical expertise, and global capabilities. We distribute speciality chemicals into a range of application areas, including our core markets: Personal Care and Cosmetics, Household, Institutional and Industrial care, and Pharmaceuticals.

This year, Surfachem celebrates its 40th anniversary. Acting as a synergistic link between our longstanding suppliers and customers, 40 years after the start of our journey, we are still delivering chemistry for a better life.

Friday, 02 July 2021