Lee O'Nions

Managing Director and founder of CORE

Lee has over 20 years’ experience within the Construction, Oil & Gas industries, working within various technical and managerial roles. Lee is a specialist in Bitumen technologies from manufacturing to application. Lee provides the team with the strategy and environment to promote innovation and growth.

Phill Walker

General Manager

Phill is a focussed decisive leader with a proven track record of growing and developing a range of business units while cultivating a healthy team culture focussed on Innovation, Growth and Safety.  Experienced in Operations, Health & Safety, Commercial Management, Business Development, and Project Management. Phill provides the foundation for the CORE team to excel and deliver excellence to our clients.

David Needham

Additive Business Manager

David oversees the technology and range of products offered at CORE. He has worked around the Globe for major chemical manufacturers, in a technical and sales capacity, focusing on the asphalt sector. David works alongside our customers to improve product performance or solve problems using CORE additive technologies. David has a degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Civil Engineering from Nottingham University.

Ralph Davies

Industrial Services Manager

Ralph has over 46 years’ experience within the technical sales of process, water and waste treatment, and has been at CORE since the companies launch where he develops chemical cleaning of Bitumen tanks and pilot-rig testing for Chemical Decontamination. With his additional experience in consulting capacities in many global companies, Ralph has an unmatched level of expertise in hazardous waste treatment.

Jordan Jones

Business Development Manager

Jordan has over 5 years of experience managing and running over 50 Chemical Decontamination Projects in the UK and Europe. As CORE’s Business Development Manager, his operational expertise, and his First-Class Degree in Chemical Engineering has given him the heightened Commercial and Operational understanding to ensure CORE can identify the optimum solutions to meet our customers' requirements.

David Roxburgh

Senior Project Manager

David brings a wealth of Project Management Experience to the Core Business. David has successfully managed Chemical Decontamination projects all over the world, from the UK to Angola, Norway, Sweden, Germany and Saudi Arabia. David's depth of knowledge, man management, client engagement and problem solving make him a critical part of the CORE team.

Cody Blackburn

QHSE Manager

Cody has worked in Industrial Cleaning of Oil Refineries for over 10 years. As our QHSE Manager Cody sets the safety standards and expectations for the business. His NEBOSH qualification supports his years of practical safety application when he supervised teams and represented his colleagues as a Safety Representative.

Kevin Burgess


Kevin has over 35 years of experience in the Specialty Chemical Industry, having founded J1 Technologies in 1999, it has grown into a true Technical Service Partner, and exports to over 30 countries. Kevin is a key shareholder and Board Member at J1, Solupak, CORE. Utilising his experience in growing start-up’s to multi-million pound global businesses, in what are challenging technical arenas.