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Gong for chief of National Recycling Awards winner

The chief executive of the National Recycling Awards 2015 Construction Recycler of the Year, FM Conway’s Michael Conway, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List.

FM Conway operates in London and the south-east, and provides highways maintenance, landscaping, structures and cleansing services for 17 London boroughs.

Conway was recognised for services to UK construction, infrastructure support and road safety. He took over running the company in 1981 after his father, Frank, retired.

The chief executive of the PG Paper Company, Poonam Gupta, was awarded an OBE. PG Paper, based in Greenock, Scotland, exports mainly to the Indian subcontinent.

Her company bought two brands owned by Tullis Russell when the paper-maker went into administration in 2015 with the loss of more than 300 jobs.

A British Empire Medal went to Rosalind Taylor, a volunteer assessor for Eco-Schools. The project is part of Keep Britain Tidy, and is the largest environmental schools programme in the world. Part of its focus is on waste and recycling.

A statement from the campaign group said: “After a 42-year teaching career, since retiring 10 years ago, Ros has been assessing Eco-Schools for their Green Flag awards. In the past decade she has helped almost 200 schools to achieve the coveted award.”

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