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Andy Buchan
B5 Marketing Ltd

Having worked in ‘drainage’ for 30 years, Andy has a wealth of experience across a number of different material options including clay, plastics, concrete, iron and steel.  During his career, he has worked in the UK, the USA and Europe, and has covered both manufacturing and distribution focusing on a variety of sectors within the construction industry. 

Predominantly associated with manufacturing companies (Hepworth, Saint-Gobain and ACO Technologies), Andy launched the famous Hep3O Water Pressure System and following market-leading research on the ‘failure mechanism of road ironwork’ (partnered by the Highways Agency & Nottingham University) the UK’s biggest selling manhole cover!

Andy specialises in the development of new products and new markets.  Most recently, he has been involved with the food manufacturing and the commercial building sectors providing high performance steel drainage solutions.

He now provides research and marketing consultancy services through B5 Marketing and will be acting as a Non-Executive Director for sport and construction material companies.