iiE Awards: The Future of Waste
Date: Wednesday 13th October, 2021
Award category: Best Waste Reduction
Join us to discover how your business can help to reduce the use of raw materials through applying the principles of the waste management hierarchy. Over 221.0 million tonnes of rubbish in the UK alone goes to landfill every year. We will draw upon ideas of a circular economy and introduce new ideas and methods to help combat waste to create a greener future. We will be joined by guest speaker Paul Fieldhouse, Business Growth Adviser at RAMCO and Dr Anne Woolridge, Chief Operating Officer at Independent Safety Services Limited.
Paul Fieldhouse, Business Growth Adviser, WLP
Paul Fieldhouse has been an independent business growth adviser with WLP since 2001, following a career in sales & general management where he was CEO of a major chilled food group of companies, supplying the leading UK food retailers and the foodservice operators.
As a management consultant, Paul works with SME business owners and management teams to help deliver sustainable growth. His work for Ramco UK, one of the UK’s leading surplus asset management companies, started in 2017 where he leads on strategic marketing and heads up business development in the £130bn foodservice & hospitality sector.
He is a former trustee of GBWR (Wheelchair Rugby), an advocate for Evergreen in Stamford, an Enterprise Adviser for Stamford college and an active committee member of Grocery Aid, the food industry charity.
Dr Anne Woolridge, Chief Operating Officer, Independent Safety Services Limited
Dr Anne Woolridge is Chief Operating Officer of ISSL, a technical consultant and has a wealth of research and practical experience of healthcare waste management and waste treatment processes at all levels. She is a practicing dangerous goods safety advisor and waste consultant, as well as advising on waste strategy and policy.
She is the Chair of the International Solid Waste Association, Healthcare Waste Working Group and a Member of the UK National Committee. She is also the Vice Chair of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management Healthcare Wastes Special Interest Group. She has an MSc in Environmental Management with a focus on healthcare wastes and a PhD in developing sustainable management for healthcare waste, she also holds the NEBOSH Diploma in Occupation Health and Safety. She is a Chartered Waste Manager, a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and recognised by ISWA as an International Waste Manager. Anne has an extensive publication record, including contributions to WHO publications with respect to healthcare waste. She has given technical input to a number of national, international and multi-disciplinary teams to assist with the response to MERS, Ebola, Monkey Pox and more recently SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.