News in Brief 28/10/16

New commercial manager appointment at Cromwell Polythene

Alistair Hall has been appointed as commercial manager for Cromwell Polythene, a specialist waste management and recycling sack supplier, a role that will comprise both sales and purchasing.

Hall possesses 22 years of experience in the packaging sector, working for the last five years with Intelipac and British Polythene Industries in their sales divisions, and leading the purchasing department at Bunzl prior to that.

News in Brief 28/10/16

His early career was spent in the purchasing department at Morrisons for 14 years, where he was in charge of developing a direct global marketing strategy and the integration of Safeway’s (bought by Morrisons in 2004) own-label packaging.

Cromwell’s Managing Director, James Lee, said of the appointment: “I have known Alistair since he worked in Morrisons’ packaging division. His management and industry experience will be invaluable in strengthening and building on our position as one of the leading polythene companies in the UK and I am confident that he will make a significant contribution to Cromwell’s management team.”

For more information about Cromwell Polythene, visit the company’s website.

Biffa appoints new Development Director from Kier Group

Waste management company Biffa has announced the appointment of Simon Baddeley as its new Development Director.

Joining from Kier Group, where he was Business Development Director of its housing maintenance unit, Baddeley spent 10 years as a quantity surveyor on major road, tunnel and bridge projects before moving into public-sector maintenance, taking responsibility for commercial activities in the rail, social housing and commercial sectors. He is also a graduate of Croydon College and Manchester Business School, where he completed an MBA in 2010.

Commenting on the appointment, Roger Edwards, Managing Director of Biffa’s municipal division, said: “Simon is a very experienced director whose sector and management expertise will be highly valued in Biffa. He and the business development team will play a vital role in helping Biffa to continue building its portfolio of local authority contracts.”

To find out more about Biffa Group, visit the company’s website.

Energy-from-waste facility opens in Buckinghamshire

Buckingham County Council and FCC Environment officially opened the Greatmoor energy-from-waste (EfW) facility near Aylesbury yesterday (27 October) in the presence of HRH The Duke of Gloucester.

News in Brief 28/10/16

The new facility will be run by FCC Environment, which was awarded a contract to manage the county’s residual waste in July 2012. The site will treat up to 300,000 tonnes of residual waste a year and will generate 22 megawatts of electricity – enough to power 36,000 homes – as well as employing 46 full-time operatives.

Paul Taylor, FCC Environment Chief Executive, said: “Greatmoor EfW will convert Buckinghamshire’s household and business waste, the material that cannot otherwise be recycled, into renewable energy. This will reduce the county’s dependence on landfill disposal. The contract will run for 30 years, bringing significant sustainability and economic benefits to Buckinghamshire.”

Greatmoor will be the primary disposal point for all local authority waste, with some district councils and recycling centres delivering waste directly to the site.

The three southern district councils of South Bucks, Chiltern and Wycombe and the remaining recycling centres will deliver their waste to the waste transfer station near High Wycombe, where it will be packed into articulated lorries for onward transport to the EfW facility.

For more information about FCC Environment, visit the company’s website