Damian

Name
Damian

Position
Regional Director

Location
South West UK

Big Business Experience

Head of Projects & Innovation and advisor to the board, Ecosurety. Consultant to Sky (via another organisation) for recycling.

Small Business Experience

CEO of The Electronic Waste Company. CEO of A1 Compliance.

Summary

Brought up in Cornwall at the epicentre of shipping and shipping supplies, I began my career as an apprentice welder and spent 18 years as a Search and Rescue Coastguard.  Being brought up in the marine industry led me to have a passion for marine conservation and I was able to have a part to play with the placing former HMS Scylla in Whitsand Bay creating the UK’s first artificial reef. Wanting to increase my skill set I retrained in IT and founded several IT businesses which led to a successful stint in the Environmental sector running my own electronic waste and plastics recycling businesses. Now I am more focused on providing a digital Environmental compliance service creating transparency in an ever-changing global market place.

Often found working in locations across the UK, USA, Scandinavia & Europe.

Qualifications

WAMITAB Level 4 – Transport of hazardous waste.

WAMITAB Level 4 – Treatment Hazardous waste.

WAMITAB Level 4 – WEEE.

LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt

Prince 2 (in process of renewing)

Agile (in process of renewing)

Change Management (in process of renewing)

Key areas of Expertise

  • Waste management.
  • Producer compliance.
  • Shipping and ship supplies.
  • Import & Export.
  • Project Management.
  • Innovation for technology and recycling.
  • Change management.

Experience    

February 2019 – Present

Non-Executive Director (international operations), Copse Associates Limited

My role has been international business development and operations, helping the company with international sales and trade development, managing to increase the company’s presence in America, Sweden and Hong Kong and have now managed to establish long term contracts for the company. Taking a non – executive position with the company allowing me to consult whilst still run my own business.

February 2019 – Present

CEO, AnyWaste Global Limited

I started and am running a new waste brokerage with a difference.  Trading under the name AWG Distribution, we help producers and recyclers take advantage of a more circular approach to historic waste products, taking a LEAN approach to waste management.

June 2014 – February 2019

Head of Innovation (formerly Head of Projects), Ecosurety Limited

My role changed in 2017 from heading international projects to creating new and innovative ways to recycle a variety of specialised waste streams – from plastics, batteries and WEEE through to metals, wood and food waste. I was notably responsible for being the project lead in the UK’s fist battery recycling plant machinery and treatment facility.

November 2015 – January 2017                                                     

Re:Build Project (Not for Profit)

I set up Re:Build Project to help protect unaccompanied minors in refugee camps in France. The charity helped to build shelters and provide food, clothing, and education.

July 2012 – September 2014

Managing Director, Click 2 Comply Limited

Management buy out of the A1 Compliance Scheme.  I ran a producer compliance scheme and treatment consultancy, helping existing recycling companies realise the potential of working closer within the regulatory framework, opening up doors to multi-regime operations in WEEE, Batteries and Packaging compliance.

September 2006 – July 2013

Managing Director, The Electronic Waste Company and A1 Compliance

Achieved recycling rates of 65% with 0% to landfill. Gained standards such as BS8555, ISO 9001/ 2000 and ISO 14001 within four months of going into business. Largest contract value was GBP2.62 million with profit margin in the region of 70%, as well as this I also managed numerous smaller contracts with valuations of just under GBP1million.

July 2005 – September 2006

Managing Director, Re-Use IT Limited

Computer recycling and distribution company that later became “The Electronic Waste Company”. Notably the company achieved BS8555 accreditation and helped reduce landfill of WEEE in the south west by 16 tonnes in the first three months of trading.

February 2004 – September 2006

Managing Director, Whitsand Bay Divers Limited

I set up the company following the creation of Europe’s first artificial reef by the National Marine Aquarium.  It was successfully sold.

August 2002 – July 2005

Proprietor, I.T. Futures UK

IT development manager and project manager, administrator and independent IT consultant, responsible for five multi million pound customer moves and numerous data projects.