In the last 10 years Anthony has managed commercial companies, worked for academic institutes and with both national and regional market development organisations generating a solid foundation in the environmental sector, specialising in organic waste management. He is a FACTS Qualified Adviser (FE/3931) and a PAS 100 and Quality Protocol Approved Consultant. He is also a Consultant Member of the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA), Approved Consultant for the Association for Organics Recycling (AfOR) and a Member Chartered Management Institute (MCMI).
Anthony has the operational understanding and proven business acumen needed to run a range of organic waste facilities. He also has excellent technical understanding in the application of soils and organic residuals in agriculture, horticulture, landscape and regeneration.
Anthony formed Walker Organics Management in 2007, providing technical, operational and regulatory advice to the organics recycling sector. By 2008 the company had gained recognition within the organics sector, achieving approved consultancy status with AfOR and selected as WRAP framework contractors. Anthony changed the company name to Walker Resource Management Limited (WRM) in 2009 to incorporate a growing workload throughout the UK across the broad spectrum of the waste and recycling sector. At this stage the company began to expand further and 2010, WRM moved into their new Head Office in Otley, West Yorkshire, which acts as a hub to the peripheral satellite offices throughout the UK.
WRM have become members and recognised consultants of the NFU, providing waste management support to on-farm diversification schemes. Anthony continues to be engaged in strategic initiatives, developing and facilitating the opportunities for organic recycling operations throughout the UK, and leading cutting edge research into applications of waste to higher value resources.
Tom joined WRM in September 2016 having previously been employed as an Assistant Management Accountant and a Junior Analyst for a leading UK engineering company. Tom has a strong knowledge of environmental permitting, planning requirements and project development through his work on the development phase of the £200m Energy Works gasification plant based in Hull. Tom is able to aid in the production of individual components or manage the entirety of the application process.
Whilst at WRM Tom has been involved in a number of varied projects ranging from the production and management of bespoke permit applications to providing tender support aimed at securing local authority waste contracts.
Ben has several years' experience within the environmental sector both within the public and private sector developing a good understanding of the delivery of contractual services to both sectors. Ben also has experience as a business development manager and has built up a wide range of product development and market knowledge. Leading on key service delivery, Ben has an excellent technical knowledge of the various organics treatment processes and the application of organic products to a wide range of end use application.
Building from a base as a geo-environmental engineer within the contaminated land sector, Ben has moved into the organic waste management field providing excellent analytical skills at a technical level having gained wide ranging experience as the organics specialist for a regional environmental technologies and services development organisation. Throughout his career Ben has worked with a varied clientele including large multinational corporations, national waste management companies, public finance initiatives, local authorities, public development organisations and SME's, providing specialist knowledge to the organics sector.
Ben has lead on numerous projects as a named Project Director including large scale publically funded research trials assessing innovative uses for recycled materials. Research work includes the product development of compost based end products to high value markets, and liquid fraction digestate technical trials for application to sports turf.
Responsible for providing administration support in all aspects of Office Management, PA support, Team Management and invoicing.
Sam joined WRM in May 2016. Working closely with the MD and members of the consultancy, Sam enables the smooth day to day running of all aspects of the office environment and is the first point of contact for the team for non-technical related issues. Sam also supports internal projects, assisting on tenders, reviewing, and improving business processes and is currently working alongside the team to review and write procedures for the company’s Integrated Management System (IMS).
Prior to working at WRM, Sam has worked at Atkins Global as a PA for the HR Business Partner and Head of BIM and Knowledge Management, and at the Royal Bank of Scotland as a PA/business support within the Operational Cards Acquiring sector.
Paul Mathers has an excellent commercial and technical understanding organic materials and bio-fertiliser applications to soils in sports, agriculture, horticulture, landscape, energy crops and brownfield regeneration. He project managed and delivered an extensive series of market development and research/industry demonstration trials for the Waste and Resources Action Programme, a government funded body, using compost, AD digestate and manufactured soil throughout the UK. Paul as a proven track record in delivering commercial market development and extensive knowledge of UK wide marketing approaches across land based industries including sports turf applications.
Working with waste resources and compost related business across the UK, Paul has a unique perspective of the marketing approach and tools necessary to mobilise business and gain market entry with success.
Areas where he provided expert advice and guidance for the revision and publication of new standards and guidance are:
Paul successfully promotes and stimulates the use of organic materials and digestate across a range of markets. He has a sound understanding of the barriers and drivers for market development of a new product and his experience provides confidence in areas of composition, technical and commercial benefits.
Paul has extensive experience in Mining, Construction and Brownfield Regeneration. He was lead project manager on large infrastructure projects like Manchester Runway 2 and the Glasgow M77 motorway. His project management skills were instrumental to completion of these major projects and together with team working and financial management expertise he is able to ensure a timely and financial close to projects in his control.
Adam joined WRM in September 2016 following the completion of his postgraduate studies in Sustainability and Consultancy (MSc) at the University of Leeds. Adam’s undergraduate degree was in Physical Geography (BSc) at the University of Liverpool. Through his degrees, Adam has obtained a broad range of knowledge relating to sustainability and the physical environment.
Adam specialises in hands-on monitoring, auditing sites, data analysis and wider sustainability strategies, and has worked on a diverse range of projects, from bioaerosols to sustainability strategies for NHS Trusts.
Martin joined WRM Ltd in April 2018 with nearly 12 years’ experience in consultancy in the broader Environmental Sector. He has managed a range of projects including some in the waste management sector and, during his career, has carried out a substantial amount of monitoring projects with a more recent focus on bioaerosols and odour.
Much of Martin’s previous work has been centred around permit compliance and at WRM Ltd he is also part of the permitting team. He has already been involved in a number of projects, including the production and management of bespoke permit applications and providing permit application support to Local Authorities.
Marije primarily supports WRM’s management team looking after IT provisions, HR, Health and Safety and delivers ad hoc project support to the wider team.
With an administrative background in business development and project management obtained with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Leeds City College, Marije joined in 2016 to strengthen the team and support WRM’s growth.
Mark is a Director at WRM and is a Chartered Waste Manager with eleven years experience of environmental consulting. He has specific experience in developing organisational strategy, assessing option feasibility, supporting Asset and service procurements and undertaking investment due diligence. Much of this experience has been gained in the waste sector, and in recent years this has expanded into energy, CSR and responsible investment disciplines. He has worked for a wide range of customers from SME's to major corporates along with major institutions such as the European and World Bank.
Beth joined the team in September 2017 after completing her master’s degree in Sustainability and Consultancy at the University of Leeds. She also gained her undergraduate degree in BSc Environmental Science at Leeds University and completed an industrial placement year working within the Environment sector at Springfields Fuels Ltd, a nuclear fuel company located in Preston. Throughout her studies, Beth has gained a broad knowledge of environmental issues and has an interest in sustainability strategy, energy efficiency and battery storage.
Beth is developing WRM’s integrated management system and will be supporting the team with permitting, ISO and PAS certifications.
In the summer of 2012 Peter took a role as Principal Consultant with WRM. In recent years Peter has picked up an excellent knowledge of organics treatment processes and application of organic products to land, along with an in depth understanding of the role the Environment agency (EA) takes in these activities.
Peter delivers Quality Management System (QMS) support to the waste sector including systems development, practical implementation planning, staff training, internal auditing, and external certification management. This support covers a wide range of materials including compost, digestate, aggregates, wood and gypsum. Peter is experienced in conducting compliance inspections for several leading certification bodies, Organic - Process and Producer inspections for the Soil Association, FEMAS, Red Tractor - Beef/Sheep and Cereals for PAI, and PAS 100 composting inspections for NSF.
Peter produces EA compliant Management Systems.