24 July 2018 by Daniel Moore

People briefs (24/07/18)

With news on: Coral Product’s managing director; Egbert Taylor’s UK sales team; Reconomy’s latest appointments; and Amey’s investment team expansion.

Coral Products appoints managing director

Coral Products CEO, Michael Wood, has announced Neil Ashurst as managing director for Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd.  

Previously, Mr Ashurst was quality manager at the organisation, where he was responsible for the company’s quality and environment system, as well as the training of 100 employees going through the NVQ process from Level 2 – Level 5. On top of this, he was in charge of
overseeing customer approval and operating procedures that meet the requirements of the International Standards ISO9001 & ISO14001.

Neil Ashurst is now Coral Product’s (Mouldings) Managing Director

Mr Ashurst was later promoted to the position of Quality Director in May last year, before landing his latest appointment as Managing Director.

Prior to his employment at Coral Products, Ashurst worked at automotive parts company Contitech for over 25 years; covering a range of jobs in process engineering and production management to quality management.

He was also a project manager, responsible for the implementation of white goods products in China, from production through to customer approval.

“Following a successful interim appointment I am delighted to announce that a Neil Ashurst has been appointed as managing director of Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd on a permanent basis,” said Mr Wood. “Neil has worked hard to establish a platform from which the business can now build on. All at Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd continue to support Neil in driving the business forward to a prosperous and profitable future.”

Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd was established at Haydock, Merseyside in October 1989.

The organisation went on to launch a range of “solutions” for domestics recycled collection; including kerbside recycling boxes and food waste caddies. It has invested in a number of business acquisitions and machinery to develop its product portfolio.

Egbert Taylor expands UK sales team

Waste management firm, Egbert Taylor, has expanded its UK sales team with the appointments of Karen Yeates and Laura Lindley.

Karen Yeates joins the organisation as areas sales manager for the South East of England from her previous post as waste division project manager at ISS Facilities. Prior to her appointment, she has held various other roles in the sector including environmental key account manager at Mitie and sales and account manager at JunkClear.

Egbert Taylor

(l-r) Karen Yeates and Laura Lindley

Meanwhile, Laura Lindley has also been hired as one of Egbert Taylor’s new areas sales managers for the South East of England, having previously worked within a sales position at ReFood UK, where she spent her time acquiring new clients from the food sector as well as supporting various food waste to renewable energy initiatives.

Both recruits will now focus on developing the Egbert Taylor brand by expanding its customer base across the public and private sector.

Speaking of her new role, Ms Yeates commented: “This is a great opportunity to not only increase sales of Taylor’s world-renowned galvanised steel bins within a UK market, but also help the business communicate the benefits of IoT technology offered under the Bigbelly and netBin brands.

“I now look forward to contributing towards Egbert Taylor’s ambitious growth plans and developing the brand’s presence in the South East of England.”

Reconomy announces sustainability head

Reconomy is “delighted” to announce Diane Crowe to the role of head of sustainability and social value. 

Ms Crowe possesses over 20 years of experience working with a large construction services company, tasked with the development and “successful implementation” of the latter’s sustainability strategy.


Diane Crow joins Reconomy as head of sustainability and social value

Ms Crowe is “highly experienced” in environmental management with an MSc in Environmental Management and Technology.

“This is an exciting appointment for Reconomy,” said Paul Cox, chief executive at Reconomy. “Diane brings with her a vast amount of experience, which will help us to further elevate our own sustainability strategy as well as those of our clients. We are delighted to welcome Diane aboard.”

Ms Crowe added: “I’m delighted to be joining the Reconomy team, particularly at such an exciting time for the company. Reconomy has a formidable reputation within the waste industry for forward thinking and innovation, together with an established culture that strongly promotes sustainability and the circular economy.”

The arrival of Ms Crowe coincides with the restructuring of Reconomy’s internal Compliance Team, which will see its long-time environment and compliance manager, Brian Marshall, move into an ambassadorial role within the waste management company.

Amey strengthens its investment team

Amey has “strengthened” its investments team, after hiring several experts from the accountancy, law and financial sectors.

Oliver Purches joins the Amey investment team as associate director; focusing on structured and project funding, financing, covering bank debt, capital markets and equity. He is also a qualified accountant.

Amey Investments

(l-r, top to bottom) – Oliver Purches, Eugenio Herrero, Tara Reale, James Robertson.

Mr Purches is joined by Tara Reale, who joins as project finance manager, who will oversee the origination of new transactions across a range of sectors, with a strong emphasis on the environmental industry.

Also joining the investments team is Principal Manager James Robertson, following five years as a corporate lawyer, of whom held environmental and infrastructure roles in Madrid and Rio de Janeiro. He previously led on the corporate structuring of Amey’s Carillion Rail acquisition.

The final appointment is Eugenio Herrero. Formerly of Ferrovial Agroman UK, Amey’s sister company, Mr Herrero joins Amey as a project finance manager to focus on business development; reporting directly to investment director Nick Maggs.

Speaking on the new arrivals, Asif Ghafoor, Managing Director of Amey’s Ventures Team, said: “Our ambitions, and the ambitions of our clients, are constantly evolving. Key to Amey’s current and future successes is investment in talented people with contrasting and complimentary skillsets. I am delighted to welcome our new colleagues on our journey to help clients secure the funding and expertise they need for their projects.”


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