People: Ward; EWS

Heather Foo

Derbyshire metal recycling and waste management specialist, Ward, has appointed Heather Foo as general manager within its Special Projects team.

The announcement comes as the business looks to support the growth of its Special Projects division, which has a nationwide focus on providing services to large-scale demolition, construction, industrial clearance and land remediation projects.

Heather joins from construction specialist Aggregate Industries where she was based for 20 years.

Foo, said: “I’m excited to have joined Ward, particularly when the business is so keenly focused on growth of the Special Projects team, I’m really eager to be part of driving that strategy forward.

“It’s a great time to be part of an independent, fast growing recycling company that is so flexible and forward-thinking in its approach. Ward has an excellent reputation as a fourth-generation family-run business that values its employees and I’m pleased to be part of the team.”

David Ward, commercial director at Ward, said: “It’s great to welcome Heather on board, especially at a time when we are realising our ambitions to develop the Special Projects team. We have significant capability in supporting contractors with demolition, land remediation, site clearance and decommissioning projects across the UK.

“We know that Heather’s expertise will prove highly-beneficial in growing the business and her immediate impact has already played a substantial part in that journey.”

Eddie Edwards and Jon Gower

Consultancy EWS, based in Long Bennington, Lincolnshire has appointed Richard (Eddie) Edwards as its managing director.

Edwards will be responsible for delivering a three-year strategic plan for the business.

Current MD Jon Gower will step up to become the chief executive of EWS.

Edwards said: “I am genuinely excited by the opportunity to join a unique company like EWS and, as managing director, to have a key role to play in helping them continue to grow and deliver on their promises to their partners and clients.”