Founder Director

Hugh Dowding

Hugh Dowding Former CEO of Polartech

One of the founders and for 25 years the Managing Director and CEO of the Polartech Group, Hugh Dowding has developed an International reputation having formed or acquired Companies in all key geographies.

During the period Mr Dowding has been involved in the formation, running or disposal of over 25 successful companies in Asia, N. America, India and Europe and has operated at every level in a number of key industry sectors.

In addition to his commercial expertise Mr Dowding has devoted huge energies to the key Trade Associations in the Lubricants sector having been President or a board Member for many years of UEIL in Europe, UKLA (formerly BLF) in the UK and has been a long time working Associate of ILMA in the USA.

Whilst Metalworking fluids were Mr Dowding’s lifeblood for many years his expertise extends to all areas of lubrication and the key raw materials in the lubricant or metalworking fluid supply chain.

Having now diversified into the Paints and Coatings sector and IT/database related products for the sector Mr Dowding’s sectorial expertise is broader than ever and his skills are in much demand as a Board level Adviser.

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Peter Richards (Trading as Pikuseru)

Peter Richards, Motion, Web & Graphic designer

Pikuseru was formed in 2006 as the brand and alter ego of Peter Richards, new media, web & graphic designer.

Since then Pikuseru has steadily grown its business, with reinvestment a key priority. A significant amount of the profits has been spent expanding capabilities, and as a small independent studio Pikuseru now offers web design, photography, graphic design, branding, Photoshop/photomontage, advertisements & motion graphics.

The name Pikuseru, comes from the Japanese version of the English word pixel. This name was chosen because of a long term affection for Japanese art & design, and the importance of the pixel as the building block for all visual digital content.

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