Meet the Chemical Watch team



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Richard Butterworth


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Prior to joining Chemical Watch in 2012, Richard spent 15 years in senior digital marketing / operations positions within a range of digital publishing, eLearning and software development organisations

Paul Berry


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Paul is an award winning non-Executive CFO supporting the management of the finances of CW Research Ltd. He has a wide range of financial experience with companies in multiple sectors including publishing, manufacturing and chemicals. Paul is also to the managing Director of Power Systems International and niche Engineering business in Milton Keynes.

Stuart Foxon


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Stuart is the Managing Director of CW Research Ltd, heading the management team, running operations and sitting on the Board. Previously, he worked for the environmental news publisher ENDS in a business management and new product development role and at global food & drinks consultancy, Zenith Global.


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Mamta Patel

With a degree in chemistry and 30 years of experience in reporting on environmental and business issues, Mamta has steered Chemical Watch since she co-founded it in 2007 to become the world-leading news service on chemical risk management to ensure product safety.  Most recently, as CEO, she strategically led a transformation of our services to respond to customer needs for high-value tailored Advance insight while strengthening our core Essential news service for all members. Find out more on Mamta's LinkedIn page

Julian Rose


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Julian is executive director and co-founder of Chemical Watch, which has grown from two people in 2007 to more than 50 staff today. Initially he was Managing Director, before moving onto Chairman, now Executive Director. He also co-founded the environmental business information service, Environment Analyst. He has a background in journalism, product development and business leadership.

Robin Crumby


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Robin became an independent advisor to Chemical Watch in 2017. Prior to this, he co-founded Melcrum, a research and training business sold in 2015, and today advises high-growth businesses. He is the author of 'The Hurst Chronicles' series.