Grant joined Educare Recycling UK in 2012 and has been our Managing Director ever since. Grant is a highly experienced director with a vast experience from a variety of senior management roles from within the public and private sectors, including the travel industry, public relations, business development and business start-ups.
Educare Recycling UK is one of two CIC’s set up by Grant, the other Optimum Training, alongside directing registered charity, Learning Links, with an overall aim of strengthening and aiding the local community.
Simon started with Edu-Care Recycling UK as a Sales Manager before becoming the Operations Director. He formally worked for Learning Links as a mentor and has great experience of Customer Facing Skills within his 12 years service within the NHS.
Simon is methodical in his working and will always find time for his team members. He will always roll up his sleeves and get helping with the work that’s needed. A leader who leads from the front.
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Linda Taylor works for Portsmouth City Council as Employments Initiatives Manager. She has worked for the council for over 20 years and has set up and managed a range of initiatives to help people back to work since the mid 1990s. Linda has worked strategically with public, private and voluntary sector to promote and influence new initiatives to help people into work and sustain work.
Linda left school at 16 working as a PA in the Ministry of Defence, local government and the community sector for 18 years. Linda graduated from the University of Portsmouth, Partnership Degree Programme gaining an MSc in Combined Studies in 2010.
Bob Wardley has been involved in his family’s business Wardray Premise Ltd. for over 50 years, now on a part time basis as Chairman.
Arriving in Portsmouth in 2006, Bob joined The Portsmouth Partnership and worked as a Business Mentor for Pompey Stars until its early closure in 2011. Appointed a Trustee of Learning Links in 2012, he also became a director of Edu-Care Recycling – a separate CIC in 2014 aiming to oversee the commercial aspects of the organisation. Having had a stable family life, good education and the opportunity to develop a successful business career, he believes that this experience can be put to good use in supporting others less fortunate to improve their own lifestyle and that of their families.