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About Yorchem Ltd

Company Details

Yorchem Ltd
Company Registration: UK04589190 Registered in the UK
Registered Office: 1 Sowerby Way, Durham Lane Industrial Estate, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees TS16 0RB

Meet the Team

Yorchem Ltd has a dedicated team of enthusiastic and friendly staff.

Customer Service is paramount to the success of the company so you can be rest-assured of excellent service when you deal with us.

Darren Strafford

Darren Strafford - Managing Director

The company’s founder, Darren Strafford, studied chemistry and chemical engineering and was a Research and Development Chemist at chemical manufacturer Earnshaw Ltd, for a total of 15 years, before leaving in 2001 to establish Yorchem.

He has also project managed chemical plant installation internationally and brings essential skills and knowledge to the company, gleaned from many years in chemical manufacturing and studying for his MBA.

Freddie Cartagena

Freddie Cartagena - Technical Sales Manager

Bolivian-born Freddie has more than 25 years’ experience in the supply of specialised coatings to the leather industry, both with Earnshaw, for which he helped established new markets in South America, and Northampton-based WPS.

A highly respected technical consultant, Freddie has enjoyed a colourful career and remains something of a legend among leather producers in South America.