Emma Bagley

Emma Bagley is keeping it in the family when it comes to working in the waste industry.

Her mum, Debbie, worked in the waste team at Hambleton District Council and Emma even spent a work experience placement there when she was younger.

So, waste seemed a logical choice for Emma when she began her career, and she hasn’t looked back since.

The 26-year-old joined Yorwaste as our first Contracts Manager in 2016, having previously worked as a Waste Contract Officer for North Yorkshire County Council.

Her role involves overseeing the procurement for the Yorwaste Group, as well as managing the relationships with our two biggest clients, North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council.

Since she started with Yorwaste Emma estimates she has been involved in the procurement of well over £8 million worth of contracts.

She says: “I, along with my manager, have to approve any new suppliers and ensure Yorwaste is receiving value for money.

“As a publicly-owned company we have a responsibility to ensure we are spending our money wisely. This doesn’t always mean going for the cheapest option, as it’s also about the quality of service we are receiving and ensuring we are operating efficiently.”

Emma, who is currently studying for her Level 4 qualification in Purchasing and Supply with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply adds: “I enjoy working at Yorwaste. It’s a great company to work for and it’s been good for me and my career. I would love to progress further within Yorwaste.”

When she is not tying up her colleagues in red tape (her own joke), Emma enjoys spending time with her one-year-old daughter Isabella. She also enjoys running and is planning to do the Great North Run in September.

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