One of H W Martin Waste Ltd’s longest-serving employees bade a final farewell today (28th February) on the eve of his retirement. Roger Brown began working for the company in 2004, when he managed Peterborough City Council’s Materials Recovery Facility. Since that time, Roger has built a well-deserved reputation not only as an excellent manager of recycling contracts but also one of the nicest people you will ever meet.
In his time with the company Roger has managed several contracts and a great many sites, with a focus on household waste recycling centres in Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes.
The company put on a special farewell presentation for Roger on his last day. At the event Mark Faulconbridge, Operations Director, spoke of Roger’s time with the company and the valuable contribution he has made over the years: “Roger started with us way back in 2004 managing the Peterborough MRF. He moved on to HWRCs based mainly in the south. He has made a fantastic contribution to the company over the years and we would like to thank him for all the hard work he has put in.”
Mark presented Roger with some gifts and cards given by his colleagues and the company. Accepting his gifts, Roger commented: “well, thank you very much! Working here has been quite an eye-opener sometimes and I have enjoyed all of it!”
Roger was a keen and very accomplished ballroom dancer; more recently he has taken up digital photography, with a particular eye for railways and vintage aircraft. His plan for retirement is to spend a lot more time pursuing this activity. Fittingly, one of his gifts was a unique book on digital railway photography, which he will be dipping into at his leisure very soon.
Everyone here at H W Martin Waste Ltd wishes Roger a long, healthy and happy retirement.