Name: John Rose
Job Role: Product Development Director
Q. How long have you worked at Technical Absorbents (TAL)?
I’m still a new comer and have only been at TAL since June 2021. However, I did work for another company within the Bluestar organisation in the South of England from 2011 - 2017. TAL is a great fit and I’m thrilled to be here.
Q. If you could write your own job title that best describes what you do, what would it be?
Working in development we are very fortunate as we are the ones that take ideas, dreams and aspirations and help them grow into reality. Here at TAL I have a strong team behind me and look forward to many exciting projects in the future.
Q. What are the values that drive you?
I’ve always been taught that hard work is important and from every experience you need to learn, as the day you stop learning is the first day that you are less knowledgeable than the last.
Q. What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
I’ve worked my way up from a council estate in South London, where no one expected me to achieve much. Even after I left university with my PhD, I still wasn’t confident of the success I could achieve. Over the years my wife has taught me to believe in myself and know that I’m capable of whatever I put my mind to.
Q. Where's your favourite place you've travelled to?
I’m lucky enough to have travelled a lot in both my personal and professional life. Without a doubt though my favourite place has got to be Peru. I travelled there in 2005 and met my wife when the bus we were both travelling on broke down.