Tel: 44 (0)1425 672177

Mobile/Cell: 44 (0)7770 785482

Email: martin@psconsultancy.org

 

Specialist in the supply of
services and equipment to
the portable toilet industry

 

MARTIN MURDOCH

This is who I am, what I have done and what I would still like to do....

Overview:

A respected, skilled sales professional with over 20 years experience in a variety of roles in the portable sanitation industry in the UK, Europe and The Middle East, backed up by a strong background in engineering. Happily married with two grown-up sons and currently resident on the south coast of England.

Strengths:

Customer-oriented. Attention to detail. Technically adept. International and cultural awareness. A multitude of customers and friends, worldwide. Sales of portable toilets, service pump units and chemical/sanitary additives. Fluent in effluent!

 

History:

1988:
Joined Site-A-Loo as manager of one of the UK’s first serviced portable toilet operators, assisting the growth of the company to two depots and in excess of 1,000 toilet units on hire.

 

1996-2008: A range of design, sales and marketing roles with key international portable toilet manufacturers, initially concentrating on UK sales and latterly developing international business in Europe, The Middle East, Africa and India.

Founder member, Council Member, Chairman and advisor to the UK’s portable toilet trade association, PSE: Portable Sanitation Europe Limited - www.pse.org.uk Also an Ordinary Member of the World Toilet Organisation - www.worldtoilet.org


2008 onwards: Agent and freelance advisor to the portable toilet and sanitation industry.

 

In March 2010 I was offered the opportunity to join Saraplast Pvt. Ltd; based in Pune India, as the Chief Operating Officer, with the main focus of my experience being devoted to the successful implementation and undertaking of the sanitation facilities for the 2010 Commonwealth Games as held in New Delhi in October of that year. During the course of my time with Saraplast I also represented the company in working alongside the Dell Foundation with the introduction of improved welfare facilities within two slum areas of North Delhi, one scheme being undertaken with the implementation of portable toilet facilities being offered to the inhabitants of the Anan Vihar slum, a most worthwhile and ongoing undertaking. Other responsibilities were to improve the overall operational running of the company, who had at the time 9 locations spread around the country and to implement a system of central reporting and accountability, with the introduction of a central management computerized system.

 

I subsequently left Saraplast in early November having satisfactorily completed the work that I was asked to undertake and returned to the UK to take up the position of Spokesperson for the Trade Association Portable Sanitation Europe Ltd, PSE, of which I have been associated with, over the past 20 years.

 

However I still have connections to Saraplast and will endeavor to assist with the future development of the needs for the underprivileged within India as well as elsewhere in the world along with the contacts that I have made over the years; there is still an enormous amount of work to be achieved to bring both improved hygiene and sanitation facilities to those who most need it. If I can do anything to improve living conditions in such areas then I will do whatever I can to bring about social change and reform.

 

Future Plans:

On leaving full-time employment in late 2008 and having spent the major part of my working life within the toilet industry, I decided to continue my career in sanitation by furthering the promotion of the portable toilet industry: to encourage the marketing, design and sale of clean, safe, hygienic facilities to those less fortunate than ourselves. To this end, I have been working on a number of projects with clients in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and in particular West Africa.

 

Whilst there are undoubtedly still markets in Europe to be tapped, my additional aim is to offer my sales experience and design expertise to suitable partners interested in developing and selling products for markets and countries where the absence of adequate toilet facilities leads to disease, medical complications and even premature death, particularly in children.

 

I have been fortunate enough to travel to some of the world’s poorer regions and have been successful in the implementation of portable toilet facilities in many countries. I have seen at first hand the benefits that this system is able to bring about and I am convinced that my knowledge and enthusiasm for the product and the industry will be of major benefit.

 

For further details or to discuss how I might be able to help you, please call me on 44 (0)1425 672177 or Mobile/Cell: 44 (0)7770 785482 or alternatively
e-mail me at martin@psconsultancy.org

 

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