Clearview National April 2019 - Issue 209 - Page 93

MOVERS&SHAKERS DRIVING FORCE OF RECYCLING SITE RETURNS AS MD » » SIMON SCHOLES, WHO HAS driven the £8 million move and expansion of VEKA Recycling Ltd to its new site in Wellingborough, has been appointed as the company’s Managing Director. Simon has steered the firm from its original Kent site, having identified and negotiated the new 5.7 acre facility that is set to become Europe’s most advanced recycler of PVC-U windows and doors. A wholly owned subsidiary of VEKA Umwelttechnik GmbH, the Wellingborough facility will add to the already impressive 75,000 tonnes (the equivalent of 4.5m windows) of PVC-U windows recycled annually by the VEKA Recycling Group, a figure that is set to grow significantly when the plant becomes fully self- sufficient during the course of 2019. Simon has been involved with PVC-U recycling since 2007 and serves as Chair of the Rigid Plastic Recycling Group of the British Plastics Federation (BPF). He commented: “Our long-term strategy at VEKA Recycling is to promote and develop recycling as standard process for every window fabricator and installer in this country, as well as working towards the day when every PVC-U window installed will contain a significant percentage of recycled material.” Leading fabricator highlights importance of apprenticeships » » IN RECOGNITION OF MARCH’S National Apprenticeship Week, The Glazerite UK Group Ltd turned the spotlight on two of its own team; an up and coming apprentice, and an employee who was a trainee when the original scheme was launched 25 years ago. National Apprenticeship Week is designed to show what a positive impact apprenticeships can have on those individuals undertaking. Laura Rorke is one such Glazerite apprentice who is using the scheme as a springboard for her career. Having completed a Sociology degree, Laura joined the fabricator in 2017 as a Human Resources apprentice carrying out the customer services NVQ Level 2. Two years on, she’s studying for a professional HR qualification through the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). In addition to Laura, Glazerite has a number of current and former apprentices among its 270-strong workforce, including Group Marketing Manager, Michelle Wright. Michelle was part of the first intake of the original apprenticeship scheme in 1994 and says that though the way the current scheme is delivered is a world away from her own apprenticeship, the fundamentals are still the same. New northern territory manager » » M.MARCUS LTD / ISEO has announced the appointment of Ifazaad Liaqat as northern territory manager. Ifazaad joins the M.Marcus team after spells with Heras Electronic Perimeter Security and Abus Locks. ‘it will be nice to get out on the road armed with some great new products’ Commenting on his new role Ifazaad said; “I have been searching for a position with a long- standing family-owned business with a great reputation in the market and M.Marcus offers all of that plus the chance to develop my existing skill-set. I will be looking forward to meeting many of the valued clients out on the territory in the coming weeks and to introducing myself and working with them in order to develop our commercial partnerships. “It has already been a whirlwind start at the company as I have been through induction training in Dudley and then over to our partners ISEO in Italy for the detailed access control training programme so it will be nice to get out on the road armed with some great new products.” Contact Ifazaad on 07824 858484 C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » A P R 2019 » 93