Ward bolsters its special projects team with general manager appointment

Midlands based metal recycling and waste management specialist, Ward, has further strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Heather Foo as General Manager within its Special Projects team.

The announcement comes as the business looks to support the growth of its Special Projects division, which has a nationwide focus on providing services to large-scale demolition, construction, industrial clearance and land remediation projects.

In her new position, based at the firm’s Griffon Road site in Ilkeston, Heather will develop a growth strategy that allows the team to be focused and aligned to its customers’ needs. She will also be responsible for growing the brand, maintaining the highest level of customer service and positioning Ward as the service provider of choice for materials handling, metal recycling and waste management for major construction, rail, infrastructure and demolition projects.

Heather brings substantial industry experience to the team. She joins from construction specialist Aggregate Industries where she was based for 20 years, fulfilling multiple roles. Working within its Major Projects team she was responsible for positioning the business as a solution provider for the brands’ top customers and projects. She also managed the commercial teams within the firm’s Concrete Products division, dealing with contractors, builders’ merchants and housebuilders.

Heather Foo, said: “I’m excited to have joined Ward, particularly when the business is so keenly focused on growth of the Special Projects team, I’m really eager to be part of driving that strategy forward.

“It’s a great time to be part of an independent, fast growing recycling company that is so flexible and forward-thinking in its approach. Ward has an excellent reputation as a fourth-generation family-run business that values its employees and I’m pleased to be part of the team.”

David Ward, Commercial Director at Ward, said: “It’s great to welcome Heather on board, especially at a time when we are realising our ambitions to develop the Special Projects team. We have significant capability in supporting contractors with demolition, land remediation, site clearance and decommissioning projects across the UK.

“We know that Heather’s expertise will prove highly-beneficial in growing the business and her immediate impact has already played a substantial part in that journey.”

The multi-award winning business, former Derby Telegraph ‘Employer of the Year’ and Investors In People accredited business is committed to supporting its team to continually learn and develop. By bringing a general manager on board for the Projects team it hopes to expand its growth potential and continue its investment and innovation in metal processing, recycling and waste management, for the benefit of its customers and the environment.

You can find more information on Ward’s nationwide metal recycle and waste management solutions here.