New Managing Director
Sandy Boyle has been appointed as the new Managing Director of the Yorwaste Group.
The 47-year-old spent the last six months working as the Group’s Finance Director, before being promoted to MD.
He succeeds Steve Barker, who left the company last year.
Sandy, a qualified accountant who lives in Richmond, North Yorkshire, will have overall responsibility for driving forward a business which has experienced rapid growth over the last 12 months, aided by last year’s acquisition of the Todd Waste Management Group.
He said: “I consider becoming Managing Director a real privilege and a responsibility which I take very seriously.
“Working here as Finance Director has given me a great insight into the business and I am fortunate to have inherited a good team with decades of waste industry experience, which I intend to make the best use of.”
Sandy has previously worked in a number of different sectors, including distribution, manufacturing, hedge fund administration, facilities management and aviation. His roles have included being General Manager of an airside operation at Heathrow Airport and manging the Chinese export sales for a multinational paper company in Hong Kong.
He added: “I have always tried to maximise my career options by being as flexible as possible and actively seeking out the best opportunities, and Yorwaste is no different.
“My experience in both commercial and operational roles allows me to look at challenges from a variety of angles and, as a result, I have got a good idea of what works and what doesn’t. It’s then about working with the team to get the best approach for Yorwaste.
Yorwaste now employs around 320 people and is the largest waste management company in North Yorkshire. It’s sister company, SJB Recycling Limited, is one of the UK’s largest providers of green waste composting services.
Sandy says: “I would like to pay tribute to the work Steve Barker did in moving Yorwaste forward during his period as MD. He led the company from a loss to a profit, improved the safety culture and created a good culture of teamwork.
“I hope to build on these achievements as we continue to support our shareholder, provide excellent and efficient value for money services, invest in new technology and strive to be innovative in everything we do.”