Burton-based Willshee’s Waste & Recycling has appointed Jenna Willshee to its board of directors following a 13 year career at the leading Midlands family-owned waste management business.
Jenna’s responsibilities as a director will focus on leading and developing the customer service, office management, payroll and human resource functions within the growing company which comprises of 140 people.
Jenna joined the family business straight from school, studying Business Management and taking her Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualifications alongside her job. She comments: “I was always committed to working in the family firm but the longer I’m here, the more ambitious I get for the business! While waste and recycling is a predominantly male environment, I have never known anything else and given that my mum Maria has been integral to the company from day one, I have always had a good role model who has consistently supported women progressing within the organisation. This was formally recognised by J.P. Morgan in their latest annual Top 200 UK Women-Powered Business Report – and we are so pleased to be listed for the first time!”
She added: “While we are currently enjoying 20% year on year growth, I’m really looking forward to helping to develop the company further, with innovative solutions for waste and recycling management and partnering with more and more businesses to achieve zero waste to landfill, improve their carbon footprint and generally encouraging organisations to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover”.
Willshee’s is the largest independent waste and recycling company in the East Midlands region and has been providing waste and recycling solutions for nearly 40 years.