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About Us

Think of us as your friendly neighbourhood waste recruiter.

We live inside the industry, not outside it, so we know everyone and everything that goes on. The buy outs, the mergers, the new sites, the fall outs, the make ups!

  • You’ll see us at RWM, or in Lets Recycle, or working with CIWM.
  • We are part of the waste sector, not just another recruiter.
  • This puts us in an ideal position to find you your next dream job or your perfect employee.

Our job is all about connecting people, so they can build better teams, better companies and in the end, sorry if this seems cheesy, but we do believe it.

Better Lives!

If we’re going to help you with something so important you have to trust us.

You need to know who we are and the ethics that drive us to get out of bed every morning to recruit for you. So, we’ve included biographies that tell you a bit more about us outside of a LinkedIn profile.

Meet the Team

  • Dave Nicholson

    Dave Nicholson

    Managing Director

  • Dave Nicholson

    Dave Nicholson

    Managing Director

    Career

    16 years in recruitment – worked up from Trainee to Director and now SME owner, gaining my REC quals along the way

    Describe yourself

    Have a go at anything, Always dreaming of the next adventure and up to something or other

    Out of work

    Living, laughing and playing with 4 amazing children and their mum keeps you pretty busy, but outside of that: Mountain climbing, ruminating, coaching rugby at Wensleydale, Hot Smoking various meats, renovating our property, landscape gardening, vegetable growing, keeping up with friends and whatever else comes my way – went fly fishing the other week but was terrible at that

    Favourite things

    Watch: House of Cards, Guardians of the Galaxy, YouTube “How To” vids  (Most recently: replacing a tap washer, tree felling and how to heal a crow’s wing – its so handy!)

    Listen: Currently liking the new Vampire Weekend album especially Harmony Hall, but pretty much anything from house or trance to indie, rock and metal

    Read: The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Legacy – What The All Blacks Can Teach Us About The Business Of Life

    Animal: Dog and Cat owner, plus keep finding Newts in the garden – love most critters apart from spiders – they scare me

    Not so favourite things

    Cucumber, Inertia, Too much rain (don’t mind a bit, its good for plants), Current state of British politics, Fly Fishing

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  • Andrew Askew

    Andrew Askew

    Waste Management Recruitment

  • Andrew Askew

    Andrew Askew

    Waste Management Recruitment

    Career

    Last 7 years at Red Kite, with 10+ years in retail sales & management previous 

    Describe yourself

    Reliable type with a creative mind and sense of humour

    Favourite things

    Watch: Love Sci-Fi, Comedy (inc. Garth Marenghi, Sean Lock and Frankie Boyle) and cartoons of the Simpsons, Ren & Stimpy, SpongeBob, South Park ilk 

    Listen: Anything. Music wise recently seen Goat Girl and Beirut, love 6 Music. Podcasts include Ricky Gervais, Athletico Mince, Off Menu and Infinite Monkey Cage 

    Read: Endless CV’s, most recent book – I Partridge, technology reviews & news. 

    Animal: Dog man, persuading my kids that they don’t want a guinea pig and a lizard / tarantula.  

    Out of work

    Over the years I have played drums in a couple of bands, though less active over the past few years. I have played some great venues inc. The Cockpit and The Brudenell Social in Leeds and the Manchester Roadhouse. Nowadays family, photography, football and Xbox fill the void. I have not checked recently but I am/was the voice of 2 rides at Flamingo Land.  

    Not so favourite things

    People riding unicycles, shoelaces coming undone (doubly so if my other foot treads on the lace), drawers not opening (esp. kitchen ones getting stuck by a potato masher) and people that dilute the last few drops of hand soap in a dispenser (to the consistency of water which is no use) rather than just taking the lid off and pouring it out.  

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  • Zoe Pike

    Zoe Pike

    Waste Management Recruitment

  • Zoe Pike

    Zoe Pike

    Waste Management Recruitment

    Career

    I spent the first 4 years of my career in hospitality, where I was fortunate enough to meet some celebrities such as Princess Diana, David Hockney, Michael Hutchence and sold marmalade to Boy George! 

    Then 17 years in sales, mostly in food packaging before a complete change into recruitment.

    Describe yourself

    I love Yoga, music, baking, crafting and spending time with my Husband and children 

    Favourite things 

    Watch: EastEnders (being a Londoner), Killing eve, Favourite films – Bridget Jones and the Harry Potter movies- I can watch those again and again  

    Listen: Favourite band is The Prodigy who I have seen live twice  (first time before they were famous at a Volkswagen Bug Jam) Although I have a very eclectic taste in music and even won Popmaster on Radio 2 once 

    Read: Anything I can get my hands on, I’m a real bookworm.   

    Animal: Bulldog – I have a bulldog called Harley.  

    Out of work 

    I am a mum of 3, so spare time is hard to come by but I make time for Yoga and walking the dog to keep fit.

    Not so favourite things

    Corned beef

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  • Jim Dixon

    Jim Dixon

    Waste Management Recruitment

  • Jim Dixon

    Jim Dixon

    Waste Management Recruitment

    Career

    10 years recruitment experience across several sectors including Construction, Veterinary and Engineering both Nationally and Internationally

    Describe yourself

    Friendly and approachable, always positive and try to see the value in everything

    Out of work

    Anything outdoors really, bike rides with the kids, hiking – Ingleborough being a particular favourite, traveling/holidays

    Favourite things

    Watch: Currently watching Queen of the South, Gangs of London, and Outback Truckers (an eclectic mix I know!)

    Listen: Anything played on Radio X

    Read: Currently reading 1984 by George Orwell but tend to go for non-fiction

    Animal: Dog man all day long

    Not so favourite things

    Not convinced by Veganism, each to their own but surely a plate needs some meat on it?

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  • Jenna Nicholson

    Jenna Nicholson

    Director

  • Jenna Nicholson

    Jenna Nicholson

    Director

    Career

    Spent the last 12 years in recruitment in various capacities.

    Describe Yourself

    Try to say “Yes” to as many things as possible, always be thankful for what I have and dream big.

    Out of Work

    With 4 young children they take up 99.9% of my time out of work and wouldn’t have it any other way!

    Together we do enjoy listening to music and dance a lot in our house, we grow our own vegetables, make our own cider and wine from the orchard and we are also renovating a house – so busy, busy.

    Favourite Things

    Watch: Enjoyed Parks and Rec recently, Brooklyn nine-nine was funny.

    Also enjoy the more obscure documentaries on Netflix most recent was “Wild, Wild Country”

    Listen: We listen to all sorts in house from “baby shark”, to heavy rock music am I’m somewhere in the middle!

    Read: 50 shades of …. The Dulux brochure, we are doing up a house! You didn’t think I was going to say something else did you!!

    Could not put Jon Ronson’s “The Psychopath Test” down – very interesting read.

    Animal: We have 2 cats and 1 nutty dog.

    Not so favourite things

    Children’s homework – too hard.

    Going to drive the car when you’re in a rush and the last person to use it didn’t tell you its got no petrol in it – too annoying.

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