Business review and production of Business Plan

"Peter helped us write our first Business Plan, when we were reviewing the way forward for our UK Operations. The work that he did for us, which also included a review of possible acquisitions, a survey of MRF Operations and the like, provided us with clear direction on how to operate our business, expand our team and eventually set up our own MRF to cater for the changes in the market place. Peter's experience in our business sector provided us with a very useful foil with which to hone our ideas."           

                                                                                                                                       Craig Robinson

A review of the municipal, commercial & industrial waste sectors in the North West, and an analysis of export opportunities for recyclables

Peter, this is just a note to thank you personally for assisting Peel Ports Group Limited in our strategic planning initiatives.

“Peter produced a number of Reports/Presentations for us analysing the potential movement of waste and recyclables (both Municipal and Commercial/Industrial) in the North West Region that could benefit our Port in Liverpool, as well as the Mersey Ship Canal. As a result of his work we have a very clear idea of the potential business in the Region and how best we can position ourselves in order to benefit from any future growth. The information has also informed our strategy for our Deep Sea Port in Liverpool – called Liverpool 2 – which we have just started to build."

I’m impressed by how efficient the service is and how much we’ve benefited in our critical analysis sessions with you. Your personal business insight is refreshing, extremely candid and inspiring. I appreciate it when a consultant challenges the status quo and can guide us down new directions we never saw before. Your passion for what you do is evident in every call, meeting and email. I really feel like you are one of the team and that makes all the difference.

                                                                                                                                              Kate Powell

Business strategy and various projects including business reviews, environmental audits and WEEE collections

"I have know Peter for many years and I am aware of his knowledge, abilities and talents.

As MD of Strateco, I invited him in to work with us on a number of fronts including our overall Business Strategy and looking at a number of possible business opportunities.

One project involved working very closely with a PR Company in Liverpool through a partnership approach. Peter thoroughly investigated their business and helped them to write and implement a successful Business Plan. Another project involved developing energy audits and cost savings within the hospitality sector.

A further project was connected with the collection of small WEEE using Banks or via a Kerbside Collection Service. The former involved coming up with the right design for a WEEE Bank, conducting trials with a number of Councils and producing detailed costings for a national scheme. The latter involved agreeing the methodology, approaching and conducting a trial with a council and producing costings for the system. I was delighted to have his expert  input on all the projects and his work helped us to make very clear decisions for future development."

                                                                                                                                           David Burton, MD

Business review, production of Business Plan & implementation

“During the time I was  a PR executive with Aurora Media in Liverpool, Peter was invited by the Directors of Aurora as part of a partnership with Strateco, to review the business and help compile and implement a Business Plan. The work involved a detailed analysis of our past work, current work and future prospects.  

Peter presented his findings at a day-long 'brainstorm' with all staff in order to capture everybody's ideas/thoughts about the business. The analysis Peter presented was the most eye-opening experience I had ever encountered. Suddenly, before our eyes, was a roadmap telling the company which direction it needed to take to achieve great success. I was most impressed.

I had watched Peter immersed in books, reports and ledgers and from that came a brilliantly executed plan. His work gave us the opportunity to determine our own future. I would highly recommend this exercise to anybody.


                                                                                                                                            Larry Neild

Local Authority Tenders, Environmental Permits and Statistical gathering/analysis

"Peter has helped us considerably over the years. He has helped us write Tenders for Council Waste/Recycling Collection Contracts; obtained Environmental Permits for sites that we operate; as well as helping us to develop a system whereby we capture, collate and then analyse statistics from our Local Authority Kerbside Collection Contracts. He has also helped us obtain an Environmental Permit for handling food waste at one of our Transfer Stations, which included making a detailed application to the EA and representations to the local Planners and the Planning Committee."

                                                                                                                               Chris Doughty, MD

Analysis of export opportunities for recyclables and review of commercial waste sector

"When I worked for PD Logistics, Peter  helped me with a number of projects. The most notable being an analysis of the potential export market for recyclables through the PD Teesport Operation in the North East, as well as and an in-depth study of commercial waste. The former provided further evidence and justification in our considerations to build a Deep Sea Container Terminal at Teesport. The latter provided useful data for us to investigate expanding our business into the commercial waste sector. "

                                                                                                                                          Andy Dowd

Reviewing an existing operation to save costs

"Peter helped us conduct a major review of one of our Commercial Collection Contracts. The aim of the project was to streamline the service and save money. Peter's knowledge (and that of his Associates) proved very helpful and gave us fresh ideas on how to handle this side of our business."          

                                                                                                                                      Robbie Warden

I first got to know Peter [Mansfield] when I was the Executive Director of Waste Watch and he was one of our Trustees in 1996. Since then we have been in regular contact over many years.

In November 2011, I became the Chief Executive of the Resource Association and Peter became an Associate Member.

During the last 3 years, we have done a lot of work together on the quality of recyclate. Peter’s first Project for us was to contact all of the End Users in order to establish a UK-wide Specification for all the major recyclable materials. The results of which, we have published on our Web Site

(see link: http://www.resourceassociation.com/reqip-recycling-quality-information-point).

This, in turn, lead to Peter doing over 15 presentations/seminar/workshops for us involving WRAP, CIWM, LARAC, as well as Regional Councils such as Hampshire County Council. The work with WRAP was particularly significant, because he worked with them in running regional workshops on how Councils could improve the quality of the recyclate that they generate. All of these presentations he produced having first consulted all the Major End Users, including exporters. It also involved understanding each market and what was happening in each sector.

Following the very successful work with WRAP, they then asked us (i.e. Peter Mansfield) to help them compile a list of what can and cannot be recycled, which they then have used to educate Councils and direct local promotional campaigns. This again involved Peter discussing with all the Major End Users and Exporters in the UK. The net result of his work can now be accessed on WRAP’s web site under Recycling Guidelines: http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/recycling-guidelines-0. He has also recently written an article for the December 2016 edition of the CIWM Magazine that covers the state of the Recovered Plastic Market in the UK.

During the time that I have worked with Peter, I have found him to be honest, hardworking, diligent (rather like a ‘dog with a bone’), able to connect with people at all levels of responsibility, and to be an effective communicator. His understanding of recycling and waste management has been built on his extensive contribution to recycling in the UK. Not only did he help set up the original Bottle Bank scheme in the 1970s, but he was the first Recycling Officer in the UK in the 1980s, and has managed one of the biggest recycling operations in the country covering 15% of our population with a kerbside collection service.

                                                                                                                                        Ray Georgeson CEO

Various projects to do with the quality of recyclables