NWR makes key appointments to management team

Written by: Facilitate Team
Published on: 21 Jun 2021

Lisa Freeman [square]North West Recycling, Cumbria’s largest independent environmental waste management company, has made key hires in its transport, recycling, and engineering teams.

Matt Turner joined NWR in January, assuming the new role of production manager. Turner, a waste management specialist, is responsible for overseeing the company’s high levels of operational performance across the entire recycling facility, and will lead the integration of new technologies as they are introduced to the recovery process.

Lisa Freeman joins as transport manager. Her experience in transport and logistics will be relied upon in her responsibilities to improve the vehicle tracking and monitoring systems, managing the firm’s fleet of vehicles and drivers, and ensuring that 4,000-plus skips and waste containers get delivered on time and on budget.

Tony Briscoe becomes maintenance manager. He brings with him a first-class blue-chip engineering pedigree, having previously spent 18 years within the engineering and maintenance team at Sellafield plc. Briscoe will build and direct a night shift team of mechanical fitters and cleaners to carry out planned preventative maintenance on all the process lines. 

NWR’s business has steadily grown its workforce since its inception and has recently announced plans to expand again. Rick Allan, managing director, 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. With the major redevelopment of the facility here, and the inward investment of over £40 million, the need to recruit in key operational areas became apparent, and I’m delighted to welcome Matt, Lisa and Tony to the team.”

Pictured: Lisa Freeman

Thumbnail: Matt Turner

 Images credit | NWR