Graham’s early career successes were in the corporate world, where he was headhunted several times in his 20’s and 30’s, and travelled globally gaining practical, commercial, financial, technical and manufacturing expertise. During this time Graham headed up a number of businesses and was also involved in several acquisitions. In 2002 Graham created and developed his own business, GRI Group, by a combination of acquisitions, start-ups and organic growth. GRI Group is an investment company and its trading businesses are involved in the development, manufacture and global distribution of chemical products for personal care, home care, pharmaceutical and a number of industrial applications. The combined turnover of these trading businesses reached some £175m p.a., though GRI Group has also successfully disposed of two of its investments in award winning deals – Hallam Beauty in 2010 and TensaChem in 2014. GRI Group presently has 2 highly successful trading companies, Libra Speciality Chemicals (Manchester) and Matrix Chemie (Leeds) with a combined turnover of circa £50m, and is actively working on additional acquisition investments.