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Growth drives new key hires

We are delighted to welcome three new recruits to our management team, as North West Recycling (NWR) strive to be early adopters of new waste process innovation and ultimately help combat Cumbria’s Co2 emissions.

The business has steadily grown its workforce since its inception and we recently announced exciting further expansion plans. The sustainable approach we take to managing waste through NWR’s fully integrated, end to end waste processing site, unique within Cumbria, is largely down to the employment of these type of leading industry practitioners, and the strength of our existing team who are able to quickly adopt new processes and recycling technologies as they emerge.

To this end, we have made some key hires into the transport, recycling, and engineering teams. Matt Turner joined the team in January 2021, assuming the new role of production manager. Matt is a waste management specialist, responsible for overseeing the company’s high levels of operational performance across the entire recycling facility, and crucially will lead the integration of new technologies as they are introduced to the recovery process.

Lisa Freeman joins as Transport Manager. Her vast experience in transport and logistics will be relied upon in her responsibilities to continually improve the vehicle tracking and monitoring systems, managing the entire fleet of vehicles and drivers, and ensuring 4000+ skips and waste containers are delivered on time and on budget.

Tony Briscoe joins 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. This critical role will see Tony build and direct a night shift team of mechanical fitters and cleaning operatives to carry out Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) on all the process lines. Tony has already introduced an electronic maintenance management system to ensure the process lines run more efficiently, key to improving both utilisation performance and the safety of staff.

Matt Turner, Lisa Freeman, and Tony Briscoe

Rick Allan, NWR MD and founder said: ‘’We have seen tremendous growth over the last few years, with expansion into exciting new services and processes. It has made us review the entire business to ensure that we continue to champion recycling technologies, look after our customers, support the team, and ultimately look after the local community and the environment.”

He continued: ‘With the major redevelopment of the facility here, and the inward investment of over £40million, the need to recruit in key operational areas became apparent, and I’m delighted to welcome Matt, Lisa and Tony to the team. Their expertise and leadership skills will play a big role in guiding the company through our expansion plans and helping us overcome any growth challenges we may face.”

These key hires highlight the calibre of talent available in the region and the business anticipates continuing its recruitment drive within the county in the coming months. The development of the new plant on its 30-acre site hopes to provide a further 60 specialist waste management, transport, and recycling jobs to the local economy, reinforcing our position as Cumbria’s leading waste solutions partner and demonstrating our commitment to processing the region’s waste in a better, more sustainable way.

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