Phil Thompson - biographical notes.

Hello, I'm the publisher of this web site, and I am a Chartered Chemical Engineer running my own consultancy business from home near Peterborough in the UK.

I was born in Cumbria and brought up on a hill farm in the English Lake District.

I graduated from Sheffield University in 1982 with an honours degree in Chemical Engineering and Fuel Technology.
After graduating I joined British Sugar plc working at 4 sites in several different roles until leaving them in early 1996.
Initially I worked in production, as a trainee and subsequently Shift Manager on a 7000 tpd beet processing factory making around 800 tonnes per day of white sugar. Later I moved into engineering at the head office and subsequently became manager of the Process & Control Engineering Department, with responsibilities including managing the GBP30m capital investment programme.

My areas of expertise include evaporation, compact heat exchangers, sugar conditioning and crystallisation. The beet sugar industry in Europe has achieved high levels of energy efficiency and low factory production costs, I make my living by selling these technologies and methods around the world.

I can be contacted by fax on +44 1780 783889 or by email

Click here to download my CV / Resumé in Word 6 format.

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