Robert Scott appoints head of procurement

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Cleaning product manufacturer and distributor Robert Scott has appointed Darren Williamson as its new head of procurement.

Darren joins the business from safety supplier Arco, where he was product and procurement manager for its cleaning and hygiene and workplace safety categories.

He brings more than 30 years’ procurement experience to his new role at Robert Scott and will oversee the ongoing purchasing of all the business’ requirements, leading on expanding its range of sustainably sourced and manufactured cleaning products and equipment to support businesses in reducing their environmental impact.

One of the company’s most recent launches was Ecofibre – a new range of products made from recycled materials that includes the Ecofibre cloth – made from 55% recycled plastic and offering the same cleaning power of traditional microfibre, and the Ecofibre scourer – a recycled, non-scratch scouring pad for tough, eco-friendly cleaning that’s made using 40% plant fibres including nut shells and 15% recycled polyester.

Commenting on his appointment, Darren said: “I’ve always admired Robert Scott – it’s a great family business that I wanted to be part of. With almost a decade of experience in cleaning and hygiene procurement, my plan is to continue the great work the team is doing and build on its extensive range of products, as well as looking to add new, innovative products with a particular focus on sustainability and environmental credentials. I’m very much looking forward to helping to take the business forward.”

Alastair Scott, sales director at Robert Scott, added: “Darren joins the business at an exciting time. We’re investing considerably in innovation to bring new products to market that will help businesses clean efficiently and effectively in ways that are better for the environment. Introducing more reusable and recyclable products is a key area that we’re currently looking into, and we want to ensure the ways in which we source and manufacture these products have positive sustainability gains too.

“Darren’s extensive experience and knowledge of procurement for the cleaning and hygiene sector will be a fantastic asset for the business to lead the team as we look to expand our ranges to support customers.”
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