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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.


Kathryn Woolgar – Finance Director

Bringing with her a wealth of accountancy and financial management experience, Kathryn joined us earlier this year as our Finance Director.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Qualified, Kathryn manages the busy accounts and finance teams, as well as playing a lead role with the North West Recycling management team.

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.


Paul McDermott – Transport Manager

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

His vast experience in transport and logistics, will be crucial in his 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.

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.


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