Orvia chief executive departs

Cecil Edey joined Orvia in 2010 from The Commission for the New Economy in Manchester and has led the organisation through a substantial period of change including the development of a new long-term vision and strategy for the business, a major re-brand from the then BVG to Orvia, the development of new markets and a portfolio of new products and services to meet customer needs, and the introduction of a performance management system focused entirely on delivering high quality services and a top class customer experience.

Under Cecil’s leadership, Orvia has also played an instrumental role in some major strategic developments including the development of the Lancashire Business Growth Hub in conjunction with Lancashire County Council, which aims to bring support for high growth businesses in the County into one central resource.

Asked about his departure, Cecil said: “I’ve had two immensely enjoyable years at Orvia and it was a real wrench to decide to leave. On joining the company my priority was to build on the excellent work of my predecessor, Tony Harrison, and prepare the organisation to deal with the worst market conditions of its 25 year history, during which all of our major public contracts, reflecting some of the company’s core business, would disappear overnight and not be renewed.

“In this regard, the last two years have been intense, but the company now has a clear strategic vision and plan to take it forward.”