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Our Team

The NWR team is made up of industry experts, dedicated to finding better ways of managing the region’s waste and protecting the local environment.

Rick Allan

Rick Allan – Managing Director

Rick, a proud Cumbrian and our MD, originally founded the business in 1995, and has driven the company’s growth and continued success for the last 25 years.

A passionate advocate of waste management innovation and one of the country’s leading green entrepreneurs.

Dave Bamber

Dave Bamber – General Manager

A leading waste sector expert and recycling site director with a proven track record of delivering operational performance and best practice industry standards.

Dave is a skilled co-ordinator of people, with the ability to manage and schedule both operational tasks alongside routine maintenance, ensuring continuation of production and service.

Lisa Freeman

Lisa Freeman – Transport Manager

Lisa recently joined NWR as our new Transport Manager, in order to reshape the transport department and increase its efficiency.

Her vast experience in transport and logistics, will be crucial in her efforts here, as we look to improve the vehicle tracking and monitoring systems, champion staff well-being and ensure all 2,500+ skips and waste containers are delivered on time and on budget.

Matt Turner

Matt Turner – Production Manager

Matt joined NWR last year, assuming the newly created role of production manager, and has made an immediate impact.

A waste management specialist, he is responsible for overseeing the company’s high levels of operational performance across the entire recycling facility, and crucially leads the integration of new technologies as they are introduced to the recovery process.

Peter Cassidy

Peter Cassidy – Finance Director

Bringing with over 4 decades of experience within the financial sector, our FD Peter has been with NWR for the last 5 years and has been instrumental to our growth and success.

A career spent working across a range of corporate and big industry, Peter is responsible for ensuring the hard work done on site is converted onto the balance sheet.

Ian Ireland

Ian Ireland – Marketing Director

Originally from the North East, Ian is our new Marketing Director, and brings with him nearly 20 years’ experience as a marketing consultant and digital agency lead.

Ian will be overseeing the redevelopment of our branding & marketing, digitising the business, and ensuring that we are communicating effectively to staff, customers, partners, and the media.

Beccie Oliver

Beccie Oliver – Environmental Manager

A compliance expert, and green waste management advocate, Beccie has been an integral part of the NWR for several years now.

Beccie oversees all our weighbridge operations, tracking the movement of waste and analysing the materials on site to ensure that we maintain the very highest waste industry standards and ultimately minimise any environmental impacts.

Tony Briscoe, maintenance manager at North West Recycling

Tony Briscoe – Maintenance Manager

Tony recently joined NWR as Maintenance Manager, bringing with him first class blue chip engineering pedigree, having previously spent 18 years within the engineering and maintenance team at Sellafield PLC.

Within this critical role Tony will develop and oversee a night shift team of mechanical fitters and cleaning operatives to carry out Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) on all the process lines.


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