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Name: Paul Rushton
Job Role: Commercial Director


Q. How long have you worked at Technical Absorbents (TAL)?

I have worked at TAL for just under 3.5 years. This is my second stint with the business as I spent 2 years running a business outside of the group. I’m delighted to be back!

Q. If you could write your own job title that best describes what you do, what would it be?

I would add ‘Global’ to my job title because it reflects the fact that I am the commercial lead responsible for TAL customers and new business all over the world.

Q. What are the values that drive you?

Integrity is the value that most drives me and is the deepest value which I live by. I feel it’s important to always be honest and always keep your word as well as doing the right thing, even when no one is looking, or you could get away with doing the wrong thing! I like to think of integrity as wholeness of character – just as an integer is a whole number with no fractions.

Q. What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?

Someone once said to memost of our barriers are imagined limitations so powerful, they dictate our reality”. They become the lens through which we not only see the world but make decisions about what we can and can’t do.

The funniest was “if you are not happy where you are move on, you are not a tree”

Q. Where's your favourite place you've travelled to?

A. The country would absolutely be China. With TAL I’ve traveled to China many times to explore new business opportunities and to visit customers.

To pin it down to an actual place is quite a challenge but I think it would have to be the bank of the Huangpu River looking over towards the Bund in Shanghai. At night it is amazing when the whole district of Lujiazui is lit up illuminating many famous buildings.

The architecture is diverse but most noticeably for me is seeing architecture that is Western influenced that really reflects that Shanghai is a city where east meets west.