About Us


Derek ThompsonDerek Thompson is the Sales Director, with over 20 years in Sales and Marketing across a range of industries, and most recently with the Lhoist Group as Product Manager for lime and liquid lime sales in the UK and Ireland. As a graduate chemist and highly experienced commercial professional Derek will drive sales in the UK and Europe with his usual customer focused approach and entrepreneurial spirit.

Derek’s Linkedin profile is here


Derek is supported by Cathie Eberlin a chartered Mechanical Engineer who alongside being a Director in Alkali Solutions also runs a renewable energy consultancy Leading Energy.

Tom Ivings is responsible for the financial side of the company, Tom runs his own financial support company Optima Business Services and provides high level strategic and investment advice for the company.

asi-logo-transApplied Specialties Inc of the US is our technical partner. ASI have developed the LimeCure range of additives which enable high performance lime slurries to be produced and support Alkali Solutions technically. ASI have over 30 years experience developing additives for the water and waste water treatment industry and are an important partner in the service offering that Alkali Solutions provide.

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Longcliffe Quarries produce the Limesol and Puresol products for Alkali Solutions at Matlock in Derbyshire. Longcliffe are established players in the lime and limestone markets and have manufactured milk of lime slurries for precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) products for many years. Longcliffe are ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 registered.