Simon Edwards is commercial director of Recycling Lives, a social business supporting life-changing charity programmes through its successful recycling and waste management operations.
He joined Recycling Lives in late 2016 bringing with him a wealth of experience from years working in the media, advertising and utilities sectors, keen to use his commercial skills to win and deliver contracts that create social impact. He has already overseen Recycling Lives’ commercial team securing a number of significant contracts with blue-chip businesses in the retail, construction and manufacturing sectors. Simon is passionate about showing how an organisation can achieve commercial successand do the right thing by society.
Recycling Lives is a double-Queen’s Award-winning organisation, recognised in 2010 and again in 2014 for its commitment to enterprise and sustainable development. Its charity ventures are highly successful: in particular, significantly reducing reoffending through its rehabilitative work with offenders; and distributing a million meals via its food redistribution centre.
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