A visionary and successful senior executive with a proven track record of maximising business opportunities, be they business growth, turnaround, exit strategy, or culture change, thus offering a compelling proposition.
A significant number of successful business turnarounds - both national and international brands - covering a wide array of industries, including automotive, aerospace, defence, motorsport, property development and NHS.
Well-connected with a broad range of high net-worth clients, governments, and senior directorships.
‘Opening doors to do real business with real people.’
Corporate finance specialist with extensive contacts in the City of London financial community. Founder of HASS Advisors Limited in 2011 – advising clients on growth strategies, project finance, and capital raisings. Experience in origination and syndication of both private and public placements for companies within the natural resource sector for the boutique merchant bank, Prosdocimi Limited.
He founded Century Cobalt Corp and has over 15 years’ experience in the natural resource sector. Ex-Associate Director of London-based investment bank, Dawnay-Day Corporate Finance Limited. Experience in hedge fund management through his time at Lindemann Capital Partners LLP in New York (USA).
Jo is an experienced business leader, entrepreneur and engineer, with over 20 years’ experience working across the industrial sector in manufacturing, engineering, distribution, logistics material handling and waste management.
He is passionate and experienced in developing start-ups and early-stage businesses, through the stages of innovation, scale-up, growth and continuous improvement.
He was formally Managing Director at a UK-based energy-from-waste and recycling business, and his diverse career has covered leadership roles, operations, sales, project management, and engineering, working with many organisations, from SMEs to global manufacturing corporations across the UK and the EMEA region.
Jo holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Reading, and an MBA from the University of Oxford.
Steve has over 35 years’ experience of process engineering and senior management, mainly in the mining and recycling sectors. Steve has a wealth of knowledge with regards to mining and recycling techniques, and has used that knowledge to create new process routes for lightweight refractories, kaolin processing, wood recycling, aluminium recycling, and now recycling of lead and lithium batteries.
Recently, the majority of Steve’s time has been spent on developing novel recycling techniques for various battery types, and upscaling the pilot plants developed during that time into full-scale industrial processes.
Nick has more than 30 years’ experience designing, manufacturing and servicing recycling machinery. He has worked with some of the largest mining corporate partners across Europe, Australia, South Africa, India and the UK in the design and build of shredding, crushing and size reducing mining systems. Examples include Osborn GmbH, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Limited, Krupp Fördertechnik GmbH, Böhringer Group and Meta Nikel Kobalt A.Ş.More recently,
Nick has designed and developed turnkey solutions for a full range of battery recycling systems for both lead-acid and lithium-ion and led the design and build of Recyclus’ lithium-ion battery recycling plant. His knowledge and expertise in this field will help to further develop Recyclus’ recycling machinery and its applications.During his career, Nick has developed a range of heavy-duty recycling machinery and systems, covering various materials including tyres, mattresses, plastics, commercial waste, glass, ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Previously, Nick designed a semi-mobile weapons destruction system for use in Kosovo following the Balkan conflict. The machine recycles and separates the materials for reuse in agricultural equipment including ploughs, tools and other items to help rebuild war-torn communities.
Diane has over 25 years’ experience as a safety and environmental professional, and is the founder of SQE Assurance, a business formed 4 years ago to provide occupational safety, environmental and quality consultancy.
Diane and her team are specialists in the design and implementation of management systems aimed to improve process efficiency and performance. Diane’s specific areas of expertise are in automotive and hazardous waste.
Spencer has nearly 30 years’ experience in the engineering sector, specialising in thermal engineering and the battery recycling industry. Military trained, with experience in senior management, project management, installations, and commissioning of plants across the world.
Since 2017, Spencer has worked in the lead-acid battery recycling industry, designing, building, and commissioning the UK’s first independent, fully-automatic battery system. He has also been involved in the commercialisation and subsequent scale-up of a revolutionary patented battery recycling technology with the University of Cambridge.
Johdie is a self-starter and forward-thinking entrepreneur in every sense of the word, with a variety of successful business turnarounds in the fabrication/welding, leisure and retail sectors. Well-known in the battery sector, and revered by many of his peers, Johdie was a founding member of Aurelius Environmental Ltd in 2015 - a company whose turnover quickly rose to £6m.
Since 2017, Johdie has worked in the lead-acid battery recycling industry, designing, building, and commissioning the UK's first independent, fully-automatic battery system.
He has also been involved in the commercialisation and subsequent scale-up of a revolutionary patented battery recycling technology with the University of Cambridge.