Environmental Essentials appoints new Chairman to the Board

In April Environmental Essentials’ formally appointed Alex Sleeth to the board. Alex was introduced to us by BGF (Business Growth Fund) last year and now joins us as Executive Chairman to help us deliver on the growth strategy he assisted the business with in 2019.

With over 23 years’ experience at board level covering a huge range of Environmental and Safety Compliance businesses, Alex has delivered highly successful growth strategies as well as business turnaround. He has also delivered buy and build strategies personally overseeing around 20 business acquisitions over his career.

Alex was CEO of National Britannia (Santia) for over 10 years and subsequently CEO of ESG (Socotec) for 5years, both competitors of ours within the asbestos management industry. In addition Alex was Chairman of Zeta Compliance for 4 years and is currently Non-Exec Chairman of other BGF backed companies.

Alex said of his appointment ‘I am delighted to Join Environmental Essentials as Executive Chairman and very much look forward to working closely with Richard, James and the rest of the team. Before Covid 19, the implementation of new strategies and efficiencies were starting to have a very strong impact on the businesses performance. With this and the exciting blue chip contracts the business has, I am convinced the business will be in a good position to move forward positively once again, when we reach the other side of the pandemic’.