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Swansea waste management firm makes strategic appointment

L-R: Jon Hearing (Joint Managing Director, Innovation Division), Chris Taylor-King (Joint Managing Director, Innovation Division), Gavin Griffiths (Managing Director, Gavin Griffiths Group).

Recycling and waste management firm, Gavin Griffiths Group, has appointed Chris Taylor-King as Joint Managing Director of the company’s new Innovation Division. Chris will share the role with Jon Hearing, the current Technical Director of Gavin Griffiths Group.

Chris’s appointment comes at an exciting time for the business as it invests in driving innovation projects to develop and adopt new treatment and recycling technologies. Sustainability and the circular economy are at the heart of Gavin Griffiths Group and this firm focus on innovation projects will help to future proof operations.

Chris has nearly three decades of experience in the contaminated land and remediation contracting industry, working both in the field and as a company director. He started his career at Celtic-Englobe, an industry-leader in contaminated land remediation. During his time there, the business delivered thousands of complex remediation projects across a variety of industrial sites using pioneering technologies to treat soil and groundwater.

Most recently Chris has held the roles of European Technical Director and UK Operations Director where he has been responsible for knowledge transfer and innovation across business units, and the operation of five regional hazardous soil treatment facilities.

On his appointment Chris comments: “Having watched the drive, innovation, and growth of the Gavin Griffiths Group over recent years, I am very proud and excited to be joining such a dynamic, market-leading team. I’m looking forward to learning, ‘grafting’ and putting my skills and experience to the test.

“During my career I have developed a passion for the environment, sustainability and a drive for design and innovation which has enabled me to take on operational, technical and leadership roles. I’m excited to see what we can collectively achieve in terms of delivering innovation projects at Gavin Griffiths Group.”

Gavin Griffiths, Managing Director of Gavin Griffiths Group, comments: “Chris’s appointment is an important strategic move for the company as we invest in innovation projects and cement our commitment to staying on the cutting edge of new technologies. Alongside Jon Hearing, Chris will have an important role in driving profitable growth and expanding the range of waste materials that we can recycle and bringing forward new site-based solutions to tackle our customers’ waste management challenges. I want to welcome him to the team and I’m looking forward to working together to create innovative solutions that will benefit businesses across south Wales and beyond.”