Management Team

Richard Hudson

Managing Director

Richard represents the third generation of the family that founded ReAgent back in 1977; he has been a Director at ReAgent since 2006 and took over the role of Managing Director from his father in 2010. With a background in marketing and status as a Chartered Marketer, Richard dedicates himself to growing the company in collaboration with the senior management team and staff for the benefit of both our customers and employees alike. Connect with Richard Hudson on LinkedIn »

Steve Hudson


Prior to working at ReAgent, Steve served with the Royal Air Force, including 3 years where he was stationed at the RAF Gütersloh military airfield in Germany. During his time in the RAF Steve worked with transport aircraft and helicopters. He joined ReAgent in 1979, as one of the first employees, initially working in Production. Steve became increasingly involved with running the business, becoming a Director in 1984, then Managing Director in 1989. Steve performed the role of MD for the next 20 years, growing the business through close working relationships with customers, many of which continue to this day. At the end of 2009 he passed the title of Managing Director onto his son, Richard, though he continues in the role of Director attending Board Meetings, Finance Meetings and Staff Meetings.

Barbara Hudson


Barbara has a background in Journalism and worked as an administrator prior to joining ReAgent. She joined ReAgent on a permanent basis in 1987 and became Director in 1989. Barbara is very passionate about the wellbeing of staff at ReAgent and has spearheaded a number of measures in the business relating to employee welfare. This included achieving our first Investor In People accreditation in 2006, something that we have held ever since. Barbara plays an active role in running the company at a strategic level and is frequently present for meetings to discuss expansion, investment and recruitment.

Darren Wilson

Sales Director

Darren joined ReAgent in 1989 and worked on our factory floor up until 2000 when his role changed to Technical Manager. With the support of ReAgent Darren has since gained a raft of scientific and technical qualifications, become a Member of The Royal Society of Chemistry as well as being accredited with a Professional Diploma in Manufacturing from The Manufacturing Institute. In his capacity as Operations Director Darren drove the continuous improvement and operational efficiency of all areas of our business as well as strategic planning, purchasing strategy, supply chain management, new product implementation and technical problem solving. Recently Darren has taken on a change of role to work as Sales Director for ReAgent. This role was identified as a result of in-house strategic planning. The new role will encompass the implementation of strategic changes in the sales department to enable achievement of the companies growth plans. Main projects are the implementation of key account management system along with expanding sales into European and US markets. Connect with Darren Wilson on LinkedIn »

Simon Tasker

Operations Director

With a background in LEAN manufacturing, management and engineering, Simon joined us in 2011 from The Manufacturing Advisory Service North West. Responsible not only for the day to day business management, Simon coordinates improvement projects, HR, staff training, whilst working with the Managing Director and Sales Director to deploy and develop business plans as well as company strategy, general policy deployment and planning. Connect with Simon Tasker on LinkedIn »

Steve Williams

IT Manager

Steve has a background in Management Information Reporting and IT Systems and has been with ReAgent since 2009. As IT Manager, Steve is responsible for the management, maintenance and continual improvement of our IT infrastructure. Steve plays a key role in the operational side of our business; helping to ensure all departments work as efficiently as possible by replacing manual tasks with automated solutions that save time and enhance data integrity. By enabling departments to access relevant, up to date KPI data, Steve makes a tangible contribution to ensuring that we both meet and exceed the needs of our customers. Connect with Steve Williams on LinkedIn »

Michael Gould

Sales Manager

Mike has been responsible for managing ReAgent’s sales team since 2007. Mike’s extensive previous experience in the laboratories of firms such as SGS and Kimberley Clarke coupled with his technical expertise and industry knowledge allows him and the rest of the sales team to provide a first class front line service to both new and existing customers. In his Account Management role, Mike visits clients to discuss and assess their on-going needs to ensure ReAgent is continually meeting their demands. Connect with Michael Gould on LinkedIn »

Graham Bayliss

Systems Manager

Graham joined ReAgent as a trainee laboratory technician in 1983. After graduating from The Royal Society of Chemistry he progressed to become a Chartered Chemist MRSC CChem whilst simultaneously developing his career at ReAgent. As Systems Manager, Graham’s extensive technical expertise, industry knowledge and considerable experience make him ideally placed to implement and manage our quality, environmental and health and safety systems. As well as compiling MSDS in accordance with REACH and ensuring ReAgent keeps abreast of current legislation Graham is also responsible for maintaining our Investor In People Award.

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