Andy Firman Waste Management CV

Andy FirmanAndrew J Firman - MCIWM, grad IOSH
6 Pentrosfa Crescent Llandrindod Wells, Powys. LD1 5 NW
E-Mail andy@ajfwastemanagement.co.uk
Tel 01597 822953 - Mob 07747103920

Outstanding operations manager and entrepreneur with an impressive record in delivering significant change and improved efficiency and profitability.

Career

2007 – Current, Managing Director of AJF Waste Management Limited
http://www.ajfwastemanagement.co.uk/


Following the successful completion of my most recent assignment at Cardiff County Council I left local authority employment to set-up my own consultancy and training business.

My current business acquisitions are as follows;
  • Providing training services for local authorities throughout Wales
  • Design and delivery of accredited training courses for both public and private sector waste management companies. Training courses have gained accreditation from CIWM, IOSH and ROSPA
  • Provide interim / project management services at Cardiff County Council to introduce a Food Waste collection service city wide. Contract period April 2008 – March 2009.
  • Provide consultancy & interim management services Cardiff County Council. Contract period May 2007 – April 2008.
  • Provide waste management consultancy services for an IT development company providing services to the waste industry.

2004 – 2007 Cardiff Council Budget £20m p.a.
Operations Manager Sustainable Waste Management.


Appointed to drive major change initiative within a heavily unionised environment; by implementing a new fully integrated kerbside recycling and waste collection service, delivering a new MRF operation and improving the profitability of commercial collection and waste disposal services.

Main achievements:-
  • Successfully commission and operated £4m MRF with a capacity of 90,000 tonnes p.a.
  • Designed and implemented ahead of schedule a citywide fully integrated recycling and waste kerbside collection service within £3m p.a. budget.
  • Significantly improved financial performance of a green waste composting operation of circa 9000 tonnes, saving £0.5m.
  • Successfully negotiated and outsourced special waste collection services, ensuring legislative compliance and an efficiency of £0.25m p.a.
  • Rationalised and improved commercial waste collection business, increasing profit by about £1m p.a.
  • Challenged existing work practices to deliver improved efficiency and customer service in a heavily unionised workforce of more than 200 people.
  • Implemented Health and Safety strategy ensuring compliance and HSE endorsement.
  • Efficiently managed major landfill site, annual infill >350,000 tonnes p.a., to produce a trading surplus of £3m p.a.

1999 – 2004 Powys County Council Budget 6m pa
1999 – 2003 Refuse Contracts Manager.
2003 – 2004 Refuse and Cleansing Contracts Manager


Appointed to rescue failing refuse and cleansing contract and improve service delivery ensuring profitability and sustainability in the long term.

Achievements include:-
  • Reviewed existing working practices to deliver improved service efficiency and profitability of approx £0.25m p.a.
  • Realigned operating depots to improve strength of service management and eliminate poor performance.
  • Re-designed failing clinical waste collection service which was brought in-house and maintained an operating profit.
  • Implemented successful kerbside recycling service to help achieve highest landfill diversion rates of all welsh local authorities.
  • Developed specialised vehicle design to achieve cost effective services county wide.
  • Successful harmonisation of services operated by autonomous manager’s county wide.
  • Improved vehicle utilisation achieving 20% reduction in fleet size.
  • Successfully managed a number of budgets to achieve cost effective service delivery.

1978 – 1999 Suffolk Coastal Dist Council budget 2.5m pa

  • Employed by SCDC as relief driver loader and progressed through many supervisory and junior management positions to Refuse and Cleansing manager by 1983
  • Designed and implemented commercial waste collection service
  • Played a key role in reviewing service delivery to achieve success throughout compulsory competitive tendering regime
  • Designed and implemented kerbside recycling collection service
  • Implemented rotating shift patterns to achieve 7 day service delivery throughout cleansing services
  • Reviewed and successfully negotiated multifunctional staff working procedures
  • Developed service procedures to achieve BSI ISO9001 accreditation.

1969 – 1978 HM Royal Marines.

Qualifications

  • A1 NVQ Assessor (level 1 – 4 all areas below) 2007
  • O H&S 4 Managing Health and Safety, 2006
  • COTC 4 TMH Managing Waste Treatment Hazardous 2006
  • COTC TSS 4 Managing Waste Transfer Hazardous 2003
  • COC 4 Managing Waste Collection Services 2002
  • COTC LB4 Managing Landfill Biodegradable Waste 1999 Corporate Member Chartered Institution of Wastes Management
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Curriculum Vitae
Andrew J Firman - MCIWM, grad IOSH
6 Pentrosfa Crescent Llandrindod Wells, Powys. LD1 5 NW
E-Mail andy@ajfwastemanagement.co.uk
Tel 01597 822953 - Mob 07747103920
Outstanding operations manager and entrepreneur with an impressive record in delivering significant change and improved efficiency and profitability.
Career
2007 – Current, Managing Director of AJF Waste Management Limited http://www.ajfwastemanagement.co.uk/
Following the successful completion of my most recent assignment at Cardiff County Council I left local authority employment to set-up my own consultancy and training business.
My current business acquisitions are as follows;

Providing training services for local authorities throughout Wales

Design and delivery of accredited training courses for both public and private sector waste management companies. Training courses have gained accreditation from CIWM, IOSH and ROSPA

Provide interim / project management services at Cardiff County Council to introduce a Food Waste collection service city wide. Contract period April 2008 – March 2009.

Provide consultancy & interim management services Cardiff County Council. Contract period May 2007 – April 2008.

Provide waste management consultancy services for an IT development company providing services to the waste industry.
2004 – 2007 Cardiff Council Budget £20m p.a.
Operations Manager Sustainable Waste Management.
Appointed to drive major change initiative within a heavily unionised environment; by implementing a new fully integrated kerbside recycling and waste collection service, delivering a new MRF operation and improving the profitability of commercial collection and waste disposal services.
Main achievements:-

Successfully commission and operated £4m MRF with a capacity of 90,000 tonnes p.a.

Designed and implemented ahead of schedule a citywide fully integrated recycling and waste kerbside collection service within £3m p.a. budget.

Significantly improved financial performance of a green waste composting operation of circa 9000 tonnes, saving £0.5m.

Successfully negotiated and outsourced special waste collection services, ensuring legislative compliance and an efficiency of £0.25m p.a.

Rationalised and improved commercial waste collection business, increasing profit by about £1m p.a.

Challenged existing work practices to deliver improved efficiency and customer service in a heavily unionised workforce of more than 200 people.

Implemented Health and Safety strategy ensuring compliance and HSE endorsement.

Efficiently managed major landfill site, annual infill >350,000 tonnes p.a., to produce a trading surplus of £3m p.a.
1999 – 2004 Powys County Council Budget 6m pa
1999 – 2003 Refuse Contracts Manager.
2003 – 2004 Refuse and Cleansing Contracts Manager
Appointed to rescue failing refuse and cleansing contract and improve service delivery ensuring profitability and sustainability in the long term.
Achievements include:-

Reviewed existing working practices to deliver improved service efficiency and profitability of approx £0.25m p.a.

Realigned operating depots to improve strength of service management and eliminate poor performance.

Re-designed failing clinical waste collection service which was brought in-house and maintained an operating profit.

Implemented successful kerbside recycling service to help achieve highest landfill diversion rates of all welsh local authorities.

Developed specialised vehicle design to achieve cost effective services county wide.

Successful harmonisation of services operated by autonomous manager’s county wide.

Improved vehicle utilisation achieving 20% reduction in fleet size.

Successfully managed a number of budgets to achieve cost effective service delivery.
1978 – 1999 Suffolk Coastal Dist Council budget 2.5m pa
Employed by SCDC as relief driver loader and progressed through many supervisory and junior management positions to Refuse and Cleansing manager by 1983

Designed and implemented commercial waste collection service

Played a key role in reviewing service delivery to achieve success throughout compulsory competitive tendering regime

Designed and implemented kerbside recycling collection service

Implemented rotating shift patterns to achieve 7 day service delivery throughout cleansing services

Reviewed and successfully negotiated multifunctional staff working procedures

Developed service procedures to achieve BSI ISO9001 accreditation.
1969 – 1978 HM Royal Marines.
Qualifications
A1 NVQ Assessor (level 1 – 4 all areas below) 2007
O H&S 4 Managing Health and Safety, 2006
COTC 4 TMH Managing Waste Treatment Hazardous 2006
COTC TSS 4 Managing Waste Transfer Hazardous 2003
COC 4 Managing Waste Collection Services 2002
COTC LB4 Managing Landfill Biodegradable Waste 1999 Corporate Member Chartered Institution of Wastes Management