Simon Edwards is commercial director of Recycling Lives - a social business supporting life-changing charity programmes through its successful recycling and waste management operations.
He joined Recycling Lives in 2016 bringing with him a wealth of experience from years working in the media, advertising and utilities sectors, keen to use his commercial skills to win and deliver contracts that create social impact.
He has already overseen recycling Lives’ commercial team securing a number of significant contracts with blue-chip businesses in the retail, construction and manufacturing sectors.
Simon is passionate about showing how an organisation does not have to focus on either achieving commercial success or doing the right thing by society …you can do both.
Recycling Lives has been handed the Queen’s Award four times, recognised in 2010, 2014 and 2018 for our commitment to Enterprise, Sustainable Development, International Trade and in 2019 for Promoting Opportunity. Its charity ventures are highly successful: in particular, significantly reducing reoffending through its rehabilitative work with offenders; and distributing over 1,000,000 meals per year via its Food Redistribution Centre.