GWE Biogas Ltd
JOB TITLE RECRUITED
Anaerobic Digestion/Waste Management
Retained executive search
GWE Biogas Ltd
“Bart was recommended to us by a trusted industry contact. Following a competitive tender process, Bart and his team provided a high-quality service from start to finish. They were highly professional in all their dealings with us and prospective candidates, and they designed an efficient and effective process, which despite the difficulties of lockdown, they were able to stick to. Bart and his team quickly grasped what we were looking for and we were presented with a shortlist of high-quality candidates. We would not hesitate to work with them again.”
GWE Biogas was established in 2008 and operates one of the largest and most technically advanced Anaerobic Digester (AD) sites in the UK. The plant takes in food waste from across the UK and converts it into renewable energy in the form of biogas and electricity which is fed into the National Grid.
Over the course of a year, they create enough electricity to power 4,000 homes, making the plant an important part of the UK’s renewable energy mix. Primarily specialising in food waste disposal and destruction, GWE Biogas can dispose of all forms of waste in an environmentally sustainable way including but not restricted to materials such as cardboard, plastic, glass and mixed packaging.
With the ambitious growth plans of the business owners, coupled with the fast pace of day to day site operations. GWE recognised the need to strengthen its leadership team in order to achieve the organisation’s capabilities. The Site Manager position was deemed a business-critical position and the successful candidate would be tasked with taking ownership for all day to day on site operations, personnel development, as well as supporting in the development of growth opportunities. A highly capable and knowledgeable candidate was required to fulfil this brief given the technical processes involved within an Anaerobic Digestion facility. Alongside this, the successful candidate had to be both comfortable and capable of developing close working relationships, provide leadership to the existing team and give a strategic vision of how the business could improve on it’s already impressive process and reputation. GWE needed someone who demonstrated immediate credibility and chose to work with Newman Stewart because of our expertise in fulfilling senior level assignments within the Anaerobic Digestion/Waste Management industry.
Via our executive search process, identifying and confidentially approaching specifically targeted candidates, measuring both technical capabilities and behaviours, we presented a shortlist of three high calibre candidates. GWE were then able to interview these candidates alongside the research provided by Newman Stewart, reaching an informed decision and hiring an exceptional candidate. By engaging with Newman Stewart, GWE have benefitted from a thorough search process and full transparency, resulting in a successful conclusion.