Welcome: Jake Reynolds – Development Chemist

A warm welcome to Jake Reynolds who joins the team of product experts in the Holts R&D team in the laboratory.

Jake joins us from James Briggs Ltd. where he worked as an R&D chemist for 4 years.

At Holts, Jake will be taking on the Repair and Maintenance product streams – this is mainly concerning the Holts range of products.

A little more about Jake

What is your job title at Holts?

I’m a Development Chemist

What does a Development Chemist do?

I look at developing new and existing formulations in the Repair & Maintenance category. I also answer customer queries on a wide range of different products.

What did you do before joining Holts?

I was an R&D Chemist at James Briggs Ltd for 4 years, working on a wide range of aerosol & bulk products, ranging from automotive to household.

Before that I studied chemistry at Sheffield Hallam University, before moving to University of Sheffield to complete a masters.

What do you like most about your career?

I enjoy working on a wide range of products and no two days are the same.

Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?

I enjoy football and play for a local team at the weekends. I also support Oldham Athletic & go to watch whenever I can.

What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekends?

Watching sport and socialising with my friends and family.

What three items would you take with you to a deserted island?

A football
Phone, for my music