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The Artisan Goldsmith joins the movement for a green Christmas

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Yorkshire husband and wife team Mark and Jacqueline Bell have been handcrafting wedding bands and bespoke commissions for some 5 years, but this Christmas sees something a little extraordinary leaving their home studio in Yorkshire.

This December Mark, the goldsmith in this artisan duo is working around the clock to supply the demand for their Tree for a Tree Initiative.

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Clearpoint Recycling strengthens fibre division with new head of paper

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Harrogate-based, Environment Agency approved recyclable materials exporter Clearpoint Recycling has bolstered its workforce with the appointment of a new head of paper, Andrew Perkins, who will be leading the firm’s expanding fibre operation.

Bringing with him over 25 years’ experience in the industry, Andrew has worked for a number of waste management, recycling and paper manufacturing companies – in both operational and commercial roles. Prior to joining the Clearpoint Recycling team, he was most recently commercial director at global paper-based packaging firm Smurfit Kappa Recycling, where he was responsible for all supply into the firm’s UK mills, as well as trading on surplus fibre to its continental operation and third-party mills in Europe and the Far East.

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Hat-trick of appointments and a familiar face at UNTHA UK

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Three new recruits have joined the ever-growing UNTHA UK team, as the industrial shredding specialist eyes further expansion in 2020.

Projects coordinator Tony Gillham brings 30 years’ engineering and management experience, to ensure the carefully-planned delivery and commissioning of new and refurbished shredders, throughout the UK. Drawing on expertise from roles in the defence sector, world of public transport, and more recently Unilever, he will work closely with UNTHA’s field and service engineers from the point of an order confirmation.

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Everton launches environmental awareness campaign

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Everton Football Club has launched a new campaign to raise environmental awareness and explore new ways to make a positive impact on the planet.

‘Everton for Change’ will see the Club and Everton in the Community renew their commitment to reducing their carbon footprint, while introducing a number of new initiatives across all sites.

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UNTHA UK launches shredder rebuild division

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Industrial shredder specialist UNTHA UK – headquartered in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire – has introduced the ultimate in a ‘closed loop’ business model, by creating a division dedicated to the complete rebuild of its machinery.

Having installed more than 9,000 shredders globally, UNTHA is a brand renowned for equipment that is built to last. So, seemingly tired technology that may have reached the end of its useful life with one organisation, could still have decades of operational potential with another.

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Trailblazer Jacqueline O'Donovan takes home a Forward Ladies Award

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Jacqueline O'Donovan, MD of O'Donovan Waste Disposal added another trophy to her cabinet recently when she was presented with the Mentor of the Year award at the Forward Ladies (FL) Awards in London and the South East. Jacqueline was selected for her track record in mentoring and developing future leaders of the waste, construction and logistics sectors whilst also taking a strong stance on encouraging diversity and inclusion.

The FL National Awards & Summit recognise the achievements of businesswomen in the UK who are dedicated to encouraging the growth of women and celebrate the achievements of successful women across the UK.

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UNTHA UK forms new management team

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Exactly half-way through its current financial year, industrial shredding specialist UNTHA UK has announced the creation of a new board of directors, as the company looks to solidify its fast growth trajectory ahead of further expansion.

Managing director Marcus Brew (pictured) – who has been at the helm of UNTHA UK since 2016 – is joined by Peter Streinik, director of global strategy. As head of sales and business development for the UNTHA brand worldwide, Austria-headquartered Peter is one of the most senior figureheads within the organisation.

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Two industry recruits for UNTHA UK

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Industrial shredding specialist UNTHA UK has made two high profile appointments as the business gears up for further growth.

Julian Lamb has joined the company as sales manager, following almost 20 years spent working in the waste sector. Most recently employed by Eggersmann, he has held sales roles with a number of high-profile global machinery providers throughout his career, and will now assist with the growing volume of technical enquiries coming into UNTHA UK’s headquarters.

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Macclesfield-based Tidy Planet expands into Scandinavia

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Tidy Planet has expanded into Scandinavia, appointing Norwegian waste management firm Berekraft for Alle as the company’s latest distribution partner.

Translated into English as ‘sustainability for all,’ Berekraft for Alle is a start-up company on Norway’s west coast, which specialises in the procurement of equipment for water purification, waste vacuum transport and composting. The move represents Tidy Planet’s first commercial collaboration in this area of Northern Europe.

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