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360 Environmental was started in 2007 by Vicki Cooper and at the end of 2008, was joined by Phil Conran as co-proprietor and Director. Our in-house capability covers a wide range of compliance expertise but to widen our service capabilities and meet any short term demand, we also work with a number of specialist Associates. To contact any of the people listed below, please email 360 in the first instance.

360 Environmental is based on the principles of openness, honesty and hard work. We have an increasing client base who want a supplier they can trust to deliver on time, to budget and with flexibility as their requirement evolve.  We work with a wide range of clients in each area of legislation and maintain a completely independent position with absolute confidentiality for each client.

Health and Safety Policy Statement          Environmental Policy Statement

Quality Management Statement                 Equal Opportunities Statement


Vicki Cooper - Director

Vicki has extensive operational experience across a wide range of waste related fields. Whilst at Biffa, she managed one of the company’s most successful depots and transfer stations and gained her COTC (including hazardous). She was also a key part of the Biffpack team delivering low cost compliance to registered producers. More recently, she has managed a plastics recycling plant with responsibility for all aspects of the site’s operational, compliance and commercial activities and over the past 3 years, has delivered process and operational management support for operational facilities as well as successfully gaining bespoke permits and planning approval for a wide range of clients. 

Vicki has a Degree in Environmental Business Management and a Masters in Environmental Law.


Phil Conran - Director

Phil was General Manager responsible for producer responsibility and general recycling development at Biffa. He developed and managed Biffpack and Transform, two of the UK’s largest Compliance schemes for Packaging and WEEE. He was also responsible for the development of recycling solutions for local authorities and businesses, implementing many areas of legislative development within the company including pre-treatment, animal by-products and hazardous waste. Phil is currently Chairman of the Government's Advisory Committee on Packaging.

Phil has a degree from the University of Life. Several, in fact.


Jenny Burge - Compliance Manager

Jenny has extensive experience in the Packaging Waste Regulations. She has
had hands-on experience inside industry including implementing a packaging
weight data collation system for a large multi-site soft furnishing retailer
and managing their annual submission and compliance. She has also managed
the issuing of evidence and accreditation for a large UK glass reprocessor.
More recently, she has designed bespoke packaging weight calculation systems
to meet a range of clients needs. Previously Jenny has also had experience
with duty of care and the legal handling of waste whilst working for a waste
transfer and collection facility.


Graeme Kennett - Senior Consultant

Graeme started his career in the agricultural industry on a farm in North Yorkshire. He then progressed via agricultural college, and various farms and agricultural contractors, to work for a large organic waste recycler, with contracts nationally, in many different roles where he gained invaluable operational experience. He then moved to the Environment Agency where he spent 5 ½ years regulating the waste industry and was heavily involved in the regulation of organic waste to land, the agricultural waste regulations and many other aspects of materials recovery. Having left the EA in 2007 Graeme worked for a large national organic waste recycling company and successfully managed to submit many complex permit and deployment applications. Graeme is both FACTS and IoSH qualified. 


ASSOCIATES


Mat Crocker - Regulatory expert

Mat Crocker  is an independant consultant specialising in environmental policy and regulation.  He worked for the Environment Agency for over 27 years in multiple senior roles.  His last role was leadership of the regulation of waste and tackling serious environmental crime across England (and Wales to 2013) during a period of significant political change and austerity. Mat had oversight of income to support £60m budget and its efficient spend by directing and determining the priorities of over 1,200 staff.  He has an almost unique track record of working from the front line of regulation to working with Defra and Government to secure resources, influencing and implementing policy. He has been a Chartered Member of CIWM for nearly 25 years and is a skilled communicator, regularly speaking at conferences and fronting media interviews.


Steve Haymes - Planning expert

Steve is a Chartered Minerals Surveyor and a member of the Institute of Quarrying. He began his career as a Mine Surveyor before taking a degree in Minerals Estate Management and he gained 10 years mining and quarrying experience, before working for 20 years in the waste industry. He specialises in property, planning, acquisition, commercial appraisals and project management. He is an active member of the RICS, a representative on the Environment and Resource Facilities Board and an Assessor of applicants wishing to become qualified.
Steve is a member of a panel of experts, Expert Advisors in Planning Services (EAPS) to advise and support Planning Inspectors on major case and local development plan work.


David Hanlon - Fire Safety Expert

 

David has a career in the UK fire service behind him having served as a senior fire officer in London and Oxfordshire Fire Services. During his career he specialised in fire safety but also planning for and dealing with hazardous materials incidents that might impact the environment. He taught this subject for three years at the national Fire Service College in Gloucestershire. As a senior fire officer he led the UK fire service on environmental protection issues working closely with the UK Environment Agencies to produce emergency response policy as well as a HM Government publication on the subject. David is now a fire safety practitioner producing fire risk assessments and providing advice to British Sugar, Unilever, Kerry Foods and others. David also specialises in environmental compliance issues that have a fire legislation, prevention or control aspect. 

David has a Masters in Environmental Management & Technology, is a Graduate of IOSH, a Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers and an accredited fire risk assessor. 


Diane Cave – Permitting expert

Diane was employed by the Environment Agency for 15 years prior to becoming an Associate with 360. Throughout her career she gained valuable knowledge of all types of Waste Management Facilities and Installations and their operational techniques. She is fully conversant with Environmental Legislation and Environmental Permit application, variation and surrender requirements.
Diane combined her Geology Degree and Post Graduate studies with her EA experience and developed a number of Quality Management Systems based upon the WRAP protocol. These QMS have been successfully implemented at a variety of aggregate recycling operations.


Andrew Cave - Permitting/CoTC expert

Andrew has worked within the Chemical and Waste Industry for over 30 years. He developed and managed Exlab for Fisher Scientific and Cleanaway, which was a complete hazardous waste service designed for all laboratory waste streams. He is a NEBOSH certificate holder and a member of IOSH.
Andrew holds a Level 4 CoTC for hazardous and clinical waste and is also a Level 4 NVQ assessor. He is in a fairly unique position as he can provide companies with CoTC cover while mentoring and assessing their candidates. As a City and Guilds qualified trainer he has provided in-house customised training packages for chemical handling, hazardous waste management and continued competence for CoTC holders and candidates. Andrew also provides companies with Risk Assessments, Duty of Care and Environmental Audits.

 


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