JohnsonDiversey UK will be headed by Neil Hufton, former DiverseyLever MD while Geoff Hooker, former MD of Johnson Wax Professional, takes on leading roles both in the UK and Europe.

Mr Hooker will be the UK director of hospitality and institutional sales, but will also head up European customer management, reporting to European president Graeme Armstrong.

  The UK headquarters will now be at Northampton, and the offices at Frimley, Berkshire will eventually close.

Neil Hufton told LCN that about 45 staff were employed at Frimley and the new company would do everything possible to help employees relocate to Northampton.The company had some good people and didn’t want to lose them.