Meet The Team – Richard Lock

For this post we zip back to Daresbury and to one of our company directors, Richard. Richard has been with us for over a year now, he has a very impressive background which has involved creating the business case to build a 36,000 tpa, £3.5 million betaine plant and agreeing supply contracts for 1000’s of tonnes. We at Holiferm have already benefitted immensely  from his insider knowledge and technical experience. He is mostly focused on business development, however that doesn't mean he doesn't get his hands dirty with the rest of us in the lab or pilot plant. All of the non-commercial formulations of various personal and home care cleaning products in our news posts were created by him (as well as tested by him).

What is your current role at Holiferm?

Managing Director

Favourite quote?

"If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself."

Albert Einstein

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."

Maya Angelou

What are your favourite things to do to relax?

- Exercise: Running, 10k and ½ marathon doing 3 full marathon this year, team assault course next big is 2022 the rat race weekend – 20 mile 250 obstacles in 1 day

- Playing boardgames including D&D

- I love to cook, check out my Instagram “Honeysurfbio

what is something you picked up during lockdown?

The expectation of my 1st child !!! Due date 23rd of June 2021.

Favourite trip/holiday?

I did a trip to Vietnam, that was amazing, from the killing fields and trenches to the Hạ Long Bay. The whole trip was just magical. I would recommend the trip to everyone …. Even if just to see the Stark tower in Ho Chi Ming!!!!

Any pets?


Why did you want to work for Holiferm?

I wanted the opportunity to make a real difference to the world. I believe the chemical industry has the power to give concrete solutions the global challenges that humanity faces. It has to start from the place that arguably caused much of the damage in the first place. With that thought in mind I made a conscious choice to leave a successful position, and join a start up that is trying to change the world.

How would you described your character in 3 words?

Alternative,  Hands-On,  Enthusiastic!

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