Steven Jackson steps down as chairman of Recycling Lives

A new senior management team will lead Recycling Lives after Steven Jackson, chairman, and William Fletcher, chief executive, stepped down from their roles.

Steven, who co-founded the business in 2008, will be succeeded by executive chairman Andrew Hodgson who takes on responsibility for the daily activities of the group. 

Gerry Marshall becomes chief operating officer, drawing on a wealth of international and domestic experience leading businesses across multiple industries and markets.

The two appointments join co-founder Danny Jackson and chief financial officer Chris Chambers on the company's board.

Recycling Lives delivers waste management and compliance services for corporates and local authorities, recycling metals, waste electrical and electronic equipment, plastics and cardboard. The commercial operations support a charity which delivers programmes to rehabilitate offenders, support the homeless and redistribute food to communities.

The organisation has grown its annual turnover beyond £200m, won four Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and earned Steven Jackson an OBE for services to employment.

He said: "I have had the pleasure of working with an incredible team, whose loyalty and hard work helped me to realise my dream of creating a truly ‘good’ business – one that put people first while also being disruptive, market-leading and profitable. I look forward to seeing where the business goes next."

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