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Recognising young talented individuals in the resource and recycling industry

35 under 35 is an exciting awards programme that identifies the ‘young guns’ in the waste and recycling industry who are striving for professional excellence, promoting industry innovation and giving back to his or hers company or community. 


Are you a rising star who has shown vision, creativity and determination? Do you know someone who is a leader and/or an inspiration? Open exclusively to those who work in the waste, recycling or organics industries, you can nominate yourself or a peer.


Achieving 35 under 35 status offers the springboard for career progression, giving industry-wide recognition for professional competency while highlighting the individual’s passion and dedication.

Winners will receive: ​

  • Full profile on 35 under 35 website

  • The opportunity to take centre-stage and be nominated in the top-three

  • List featured on leading industry news website

  • Promotional material

  • Nominees will be invited to a dedicated networking event to mix with like-minded industry individuals. Click here to view the images from the 2020 event. 

  • Unparalleled recognition of individual achievement

Meet the 2019 young guns shaking up the sector and making waves in their company. 


The 2019 nominated top three 35-under-35.

The full class of 2019


Kirsty Ainsworth
Laura Baughan
Edward Best
Till Boegelsack
Seamus Breen
Georgia Budden
Bill Byfield
Jonathan Caesar
Jo-Anne Campbell
Will Date
Richard Delooze
Pratik Desai
David Garrett
Tom Garrood
Matthew Howarth
Victoria Hutchin
Martin Hyde
Arthur Kay
James Kenward
Mittal Kothari
Matt Manning
Tony McPartland
Jonathan Menard
Nisha Mistry
Sarah Ottaway
Elena Parisi
Dipika Patel
Paul Roberts
Zoe Smith
Fred Stinchcombe
Sean-Paul Taylor
Brian Thornton
Christos Tympanaris
Benjamin Wilband



London Waste & Recycling Board
Oxford Direct Services working in partnership with Oxford City Council
SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
EEW Energy from Waste GmbH
Oxford Direct Services
SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
The Wastepack Group
UK Container Maintenance (UKCM)
Garden Organic
Oxford Direct Services - Oxford City Council
Comply Direct Ltd
Bio-bean Ltd.
DS Smith
Envopap Limited
Dixons Carphone plc
UK Waste Solutions (UKWSL) 
Nisha Mistry HR services Ltd 
Grundon Waste Management
SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
Recycling Technologies
SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
Roberts Recycling Ltd
SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
Dunmow Waste Management
London Borough of Hackney
SUEZ recycling and recovery UK