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Recycling Lives announces change in leadership

Posted on - 6th November, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, People, Preston News
Recycling Lives team. Pic: Recycling Lives
Recycling Lives team. Pic: Recycling Lives

Recycling Lives, a national recycling and waste management business headquartered in Preston, has welcomed a new Executive Chairman and Chief Operating Officer.

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Chairman Steve Jackson and Chief Executive William Fletcher are stepping down and welcoming a new management team.

The new man in charge is Chairman Andrew Hodgson, who will be responsible for the daily activities of the group and Gerry Marshall has taken on the Chief Operating Officer position.

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Mr Jackson said: “It has been an honour to grow Recycling Lives from the original family business to the current model of combining business and charity.

“I want to thank the team for their unerring loyalty and hard work to help me to realise my dream of creating a truly ‘good’ business – one which put people first and changed many lives. I look forward to seeing where the business goes next.”

Preston-born Mr Jackson, who was CEO of Preston North End FC in the early 00s, founded Recycling Lives in 2008 and was later handed an OBE for services to employment.

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Mr Hodgson said: “It is a real privilege to join Recycling Lives -there are few instances in a career that you can step into a role where you can create both economic and social value.

“Steve set out with a unique vision, to create a business model that delivers both commercially and charitably, and he has made that a thriving model. I will now work to continue to deliver on his dream.”

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Mr Hodgson and Mr Marshall join co-founder Danny Jackson and Chief Financial Officer Chris Chambers to make up the new Board of the business.

The new top team will continue to work closely with Recycling Lives Charity, which delivers programmes to feed communities, rehabilitate offenders and support the homeless.

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