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Firm expanding in central belt

Keenan hires Lennon for key growth plan

Tom LennonKeenan Recycling is preparing for further growth in the Central Belt after making a key senior appointment at its base in Linlithgow.

The Aberdeenshire-based company, which expanded into Central Scotland in April 2015, has named Tom Lennon as its transport and operations manager.

Mr Lennon spent nine years at waste management firm Viridor, latterly as its transport compliance manager.

His career in the transport industry has also included senior roles with MKG Foods and United Freight Distribution.

In his new role he will be managing the company’s nine vehicles in the Central Belt and will be involved in the recruitment and training of the firm’s expanding workforce.

Grant Keenan, managing director, said: “Tom has a fantastic combination of experience in both the transportation and waste management sectors.

“He has exactly the set of skills that we wanted to help us plan new routes to serve customers in Central Scotland and to help us manage our growing team in Linlithgow.

“We had 60 applicants for Tom’s job, so he really is the best of the best. It’s great to be able to welcome Tom to our team and I wish him every success in his new role.”

Mr Lennon added: “Keenan Recycling is the fastest-growing company that I’ve ever worked with.

“I’ve never seen growth like this, not even from the blue-chips.

“My role at Keenan Recycling will involve making the routes more efficient and managing the drivers during the exciting period of growth that lies ahead.”

The company’s expansion has been backed by BGF (Business Growth Fund), the independent provider of growth capital.

BGF invested £2.2 million into Keenan Recycling in September last year, which has allowed the company to expand from its heartland in the North-East of Scotland into the Central Belt.

The next stage in the business’s development is the opening of a branch south of the Border, which is expected to happen later this year. 

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