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© 2016 UniGreenScheme

OUR TEAM

Michael McLeod, Co-Founder and Managing Director

Michael is responsible for managing the board, the overall strategy of UniGreenScheme and its multiple sales avenues. He also enjoys meeting clients, so is a regular at events and even the occasional university collection.

 

He co-founded UniGreenScheme whilst working as a post-graduate student at the University of Birmingham, and is now widely regarded for his entrepreneurship skills, and passion for waste prevention. He has won several awards such as the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards (2016), and also featured in numerous TV, Radio and newspaper articles discussing the topics of entrepreneurship, waste prevention and sustainability.

Benjamin Glazier, Co-Founder and Financial Director

Ben is responsible primarily for leading the financial strategy of the business, but also play a significant role in leading the marketing strategy.

 

He co-founded UniGreenScheme whilst working as a professional business consultant for Business Wales in 2014. He has extensive experience in consulting for a range of businesses and also has a Chartered Institute of Marketing. Ben also manages an extensive property portfolio.

Jonny Michael, Head Advisor

Jonny provides consistent and professional advice across many areas of our business, from overcoming procurement challenges to penetrating new geographical areas.

 

He qualified as a chartered accountant working for Arthur Anderson and was head of corporate finance at the Wace Group Plc, a FTSE-250 company. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics. Jonny combines a rigorous attention to detail with imaginative thinking and creative problem-solving.

Andrew McLeod, Scotland Regional Manager

Andrew is responsible for our ambitious new launch of an operational site within Scotland in 2018.

 

Blending an extensive academic background (4 years PhD and 4 years Post-doctorate in Astrophysics in Exeter, Cardiff and Prague) with an earlier career in warehousing, he is perfectly positioned to balance the challenges of launching an operational site, whilst developing a new client network in the Scotland region.

Adam Burston, Sales Manager

Adam is responsible for managing all sales projects, across our retail platforms including SEMAC, and Universal Resource Trading. He is also responsible for our knowledge development programme for our numerous technical sales categories.

 

His passion for quality service delivery ensures our clients are always satisfied with their purchases from us.

Kayleigh McLeod, Marketing Manager

Kayleigh is responsible for managing all of our marketing activities including the production of case studies, delivery of environmental and financial data reports, social media streams and growth of our client base.

 

Her extensive experience in the public sector including 6 years of working for the NHS means that she is well positioned to understand the challenges of this sector and meet the needs of our clients.

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Cheranga Dharmarsiri, Warehouse Operative

Cheranga leads the day to day operations of our warehouse.

 

Managing the storage of over 200 pallets, and a further 1,500 stock items of a diverse nature is a challenging task, but Cheranga's process-driven approach to work ensures that all stock is processed swiftly and safely.

Louise Grimstead, Sales

Louise leads the sales of higher value equipment, across a diverse range of technical areas.

 

She has over 10 years commercial sales experience which includes experience as an estate agent. She also has a further 14 years experience working in the university sector in a variety of roles. Her background allows her to build rapport with customers to close high value sales.

Josephine Matthews, Sales

Josephine leads the sale of outdated laboratory equipment with a focus on rapid throughput of lower value equipment.

 

She holds over 30 years of commercial sales experience which allows her to quickly identify the best routes to market equipment and minimise cost investment where appropriate.

John Dearden, Sales

John is our on-site engineer and is also a sales team member.

 

With over 40 years experience in facilities management of an envelope factory and general maintenance of equipment, he is well positioned to carry out equipment repairs and equipment testing.

Ieuan Lewis, Collection Agent

Ieaun is our primary collection agent, and can often be found on university sites carrying out our collection service with other members of our team.

 

He started with us under the Welsh Young Apprentice Scheme and quickly grew to be a critical member of our service delivery due to his can-do attitude and positive manner.