Team Members

Our team is small but perfectly formed, with a variety of knowledge and experience of bioplastics. From CEO’s of successful businesses to Dr’s in Chemistry, our team is determined to bring this innovative product to the world.

  • Shaun Chatterton

    Job title: CEO

    Shaun Chatterton is the founder and CEO of CPD plc, one of the UK’s largest independent distributors of cleaning and hygiene products, serving clients in the UK, across Europe and around the world. During CPD’s 25-year trading history, the company’s turnover has grown every year and has achieved a cumulative total in excess of £200 million. Shaun is a well respected figure in UK industry, and in October 2011 he had his first business book independently published - ‘Think Big and Make a Difference - The CPD Way’.

  • Dr Andrew Gill

    Job title: Technical Director

    Dr Andrew Gill was originally employed as a researcher under a Technology Strategy Board Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between CPD and the University of Sheffield. Now responsible for the technical development of the Floreon project, Andrew’s PhD research – which focussed on the creation of implantable medical devices made from biopolymers, for the repair of damaged nerves and corneas – lead to the publication of numerous peer reviewed papers and conference presentations, and was even featured on BBC news.

  • Deborah Jones

    Job title: Commercial Director

    16 years’ experience in business development and account management within the environment, food and agri–tech sectors. Deborah brings a wide range of contacts to Floreon including directors, heads of sustainability and VP’s at major supermarket chains, international brands and manufacturers in multiple sectors. 

    Her experience includes writing and delivering a growth strategy and running a network of 28 distributors around the world. Deborah’s understanding of the sales and manufacturing processes, coupled with her passion for growing the Floreon Brand, gives her a unique ability to deliver in bringing Floreon into the mainstream. 

  • Nikolaos Kassos

    Job title: Research & Development

    Employed through a Floreon sponsored PhD research project at Bradford University’s IRC Polymer Engineering Research Group, Nikolaos is a recent mechanical engineering MSc graduate. He has a strong background in polymer research, focusing on the effect of processing on the properties of finished products.

  • Simon Trobridge

    Job title: Finance Director

    Simon works part time with Floreon and a range of other dynamic businesses. He has extensive recent experience of a range of corporate transactions, including finance raising (debt and equity), multiple acquisitions and a £60m disposal to a trade buyer. Previously he has led his own management buy-out and was Director in charge of SME Services for Deloitte in Leeds. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in
    England and Wales.