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Resource Futures for merged three

Resource Futures is the name of a new sustainable waste management consultancy created by the merger of three major industry players.

The combined strengths of Network Recycling, Save Waste and Prosper (SWAP) and the Recycling Consortium (TRC) has seen the creation of a company with a turnover of over £3.5 million, 75 staff and offices in Bristol and Leeds.

While the three entities have been collaborating for three years under the Community Recycling Services banner, they will now operate under the Resource Futures holding company with the full merger expected to be completed in early 2007.

Former Recycling Consortium chief executive Jane Stephenson MBE has been given the same role with Resource Futures.

She said: “I am delighted that we have achieved common ownership by setting up Resource Futures and to be leading this exciting new venture, bringing together such a wealth of experience and expertise and enabling us to bring a more focused approach to meeting client needs.

“This is a very positive step forward in the development of our business and we look forward to working with our clients and stakeholders under the new company.”

While Network Recycling, TRC and SWAP have already carried out some £1.5 million-worth of projects for the likes of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Waste and Resources Action Programme and various local authorities, the merger will consolidate this relationship.

Resource Futures will have a broad portfolio of services, encompassing waste communications, technical consultancy, research, monitoring and evaluation and community engagement. It will continue to deliver services to public and private sector clients across the UK.

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