In 1910 , an agreement was reached between Andrew White Crookson, a merchant of Glasgow, Scotland, and the solicitor Timothy Warren, also of Glasgow to incorporate the business known as Andrew White Crookson , mining company, Glasgow, as the Egyptian Phosphate Co Ltd . The incorporation took place in that year. The company was formed to allow further prospecting for phosphate, coal, iron and other ores in Egypt where Andrew White Crookson already had interests. Andrew White Crookson was chairman and managing director of the company until his death in 1934 and he had also been manager of Crookson Brothers Ltd mining company, London, England, with his brother. The company traded through the early 20th century, surviving both wars and the Suez crisis. In 1963 , the company entered into voluntary liquidation, finally being dissolved in 1967 .