People: Quest Waste Management; The Big Bamboo Agency; Ware & Kay; and more

Clive Leadbetter has joined Osset-headquartered Quest Waste Management as its new managing director.

He brings over 25 years of operational and strategic expertise across the transport and environmental sectors.

He said: “My aim is to establish Quest as a reliable partner for delivering innovative solutions using our industry-leading fleet and technology.

“We possess the essential tools and expertise required to achieve this goal, and I am confident that with our knowledge across all domains, we can fulfil our aim of becoming an acknowledged lead contractor.

“The core values of Quest revolve around nurturing individuals and fostering a culture where everyone has the opportunity to develop, innovate, and contribute to a whole collective achievement.

“I believe we’re entering an exciting journey, poised for significant growth and success.”

Chief executive, Ivan Smyth, added: “While we’ve established a strong reputation for delivering high-quality services across, drainage, tankering and utilities, I aim for us to be recognised for our comprehensive proficiency in delivering services across all sectors from inception to delivery offering wholistic solutions to clients.

“Be it the UK highways infrastructure, construction developments, or supporting vital infrastructure, we possess the internal resources and expertise to emerge as an all-encompassing partner which clients can rely on regardless of project scope or location.

“Clive will play a crucial role in advocating for these capabilities and fostering new and existing strategic partnerships that will unlock new opportunities for the company in the future. I’m excited to welcome him to Quest.”


Harrogate-based full-service marketing and communications agency, Big Bamboo, has appointed Matt Reeder as its new PR director.

A journalist with more than 30 years’ experience, he takes up the new role having worked alongside the 17-strong team as a PR consultant since November 2023.

Dealing directly with Big Bamboo’s clients, he will provide a wide range of PR support from the writing of content and securing of media coverage, to offering media training and advice.

He said: “I am both thrilled and excited to be joining the Big Bamboo Agency on a permanent basis, having thoroughly enjoyed my time working for them on a consultancy basis.

“Having already experienced first-hand how extremely talented and dedicated the team of marketing experts are at Big Bamboo, the opportunity to join them was simply too good to turn down.”

Nicola Stamford, the company’s owner and founding director, said: “Matt is a welcome addition to the team, having already demonstrated his PR capability to us since November last year. I have no doubt he will be an asset to us and our clients.”

Having started his career at The Northavon Gazette in 1993, Reeder worked at the Derby Evening Telegraph and Swindon Advertiser before switching from news to sport and making his move to Yorkshire, firstly with the Evening Post and then The Yorkshire Post.

After his coverage of Leeds United won him the NCTJ Sports Journalist of the Year award, he took on the role of Yorkshire Post sports editor for 10 years before switching to become the title’s head of digital.

He joined the Harrogate Advertiser as deputy editor in 2017, taking over as editor in 2021, before leaving to set up his own freelance PR business last year.


Law firm, Ware & Kay incorporating Pearsons & Ward Solicitors, has confirmed the promotions of Lucy Gilman and Andrew Little to associate director.  

Gilman joined Ware & Kay in 2012 as a residential property solicitor. She was promoted to head of Wetherby in December 2021 and has since played a key role in developing this office. 

She has represented a number of high profile clients on complex property transactions and is highly regarded by both clients and colleagues.

Little joined the Malton office in October 2016 as a commercial property solicitor. 

He was promoted to Head of Commercial Property (Malton) in June 2021 and Head of Malton office in April 2024.  

His local knowledge together with his agricultural and commercial property expertise gives him the ability to provide detailed advice to clients on a wide range of transactions, which has been key to developing links with local businesses.  

Both Gilman and Little will provide central points of leadership for the respective offices, along with acting as a liaison with the managing board. They will also play an active role as the firm continues with its expansion plans.

Gilman said: “I look forward to continuing to lead the Wetherby team and working with both the management team and wider firm at an exciting point in the firm’s growth and development. 

“My aim will be to focus on assisting in the development of the firm and building relationships with other professionals and clients in Wetherby as well as the wider West and North Yorkshire region.”

Little said: “I am very pleased to have been made an associate director. This is a fantastic opportunity for me to contribute towards shaping the culture and direction of our Malton office and the wider firm. 

“I am committed to growing our presence in the North & East Yorkshire regions and providing a high quality legal service for our clients, businesses and wider community.”

David Hyams, managing director, added: “I would like to congratulate both Lucy and Andrew on their promotions. 

“As a firm we provide opportunities for our staff members to grow and develop and I look forward to seeing them thrive in their new roles. 

“The promotions are a recognition of their expertise and commitment to client service. 

“Lucy and Andrew are primarily based in our Wetherby and Malton offices, but will work with clients across the region, supporting the firm’s growth throughout Yorkshire and beyond.”


Intrinsic, a Leeds-based performance marketing agency, is supporting its expansion plans with the appointment of a director of growth.

Daniel Tidmarsh joins to accelerate the growth and development of the business in key markets across the UK.

Using his experience in sales, social networking, and new business development, he will lead Intrinsic’s strategic expansion plans alongside founders Dominic Geary and Mark Hodgson.

He said: “Intrinsic places a great deal of emphasis on nurturing long-term client partnerships combined with a philosophy that is built on trust, integrity and professional capability.

“Providing a wide range of performance marketing services from SEO to activation creative, they are true innovators in the agency space. I’m excited to be in a position that will call upon all my skills.”

Tidmarsh has extensive experience in broadcast media, where he has a senior role at LDC Radio in Leeds.

He also has over 20 years of experience in architectural and structural engineering design, recruitment, advertising, and marketing.

Dominic Geary, co-founder, and chairman of Intrinsic, added: “Daniel is a real asset to the team, and he has an agile ability to match our services to our client needs for real commercial value.

“Furthermore, he brings a strategic edge that complements the Intrinsic ethos and fully supports our ongoing growth plans for the business.”