Established in 2008, FrithRM is led by Paul Frith, and comprise consultancy staff with extensive knowledge of energy, carbon and municipal waste management issues and solutions. The company specialisms are summarised here and our commitment to quality, the environment and wider corporate social responsibility are key elements of the service we provide. Frith RM are certified to ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2008 standards to ensure that we follow our principles throughout our business.
Paul Frith, Managing Director
Paul established Frith RM in 2008 following a career in technical services and consultancy for waste and carbon management since 1997. An expert Waste Manager with a reputation as a leading consultant in the field of waste and resource management, Paul is Chair of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management for the Midlands and a CIWM Fellow. Paul has a record of achievements ranging from project management of national consultancy programmes to writing numerous municipal waste management strategies (covering services to >3.5 million of the UK population. He also works internationally (South Africa, India, Indonesia, Cyprus, Australia) on waste technology, strategy and smart cities development.
He has delivered research projects for Defra covering new technologies, waste prevention, Anaerobic Digestion and Energy from Waste. Paul has also provided procurement support to clients and contractors, developed business cases (MRFs, District Heating schemes) and developed / delivered training courses for a wide variety of clients and topics. He has worked with over forty local authorities, county councils and waste partnerships on service reviews, efficiencies for collection services, recycling and treatment, options appraisals and innovation.
Andrew Howe, Technical Director
Andrew is a highly experienced engineering/environmental professional joined the FRM team in 2015 with nearly 20 years experience in consultancy providing civil engineering and waste management expertise. Andrew has significant experience in public sector procurement of waste management services and implementing waste management strategies. These have included complex PFI contracts and simpler procurement exercises and ranged in terms of service procurement from thermal and biological waste treatment facilities through to materials recycling facilities and HWRC operation.
Andrew has conducted technical due diligence on behalf of project funders and prepared reports as an Expert Witness.
Dr Julieanna Powell-Turner, Sustainability Director
Julieanna is an experienced academic and researcher with over 16 years UK and overseas experience. Her research is focussed on sustainability around material security and the associated risks and vulnerabilities in the supply chain with an emphasis on products and services in a sustainable supply network.
Julieanna also works as an academic for Cranfield University since 2006, working as Head of Department, Senior Lecturer and Course Director supporting PhD and MSc students whilst researching the challenges, vulnerabilities and opportunities around sustainable supply networks. She has extensive experience with the MOD and previous work within local government in terms of waste strategy and delivery. With further experience as a Lead Auditor for ISO 14001 / OHSAS18001 and Specialist Environmental and Energy Advisor, Julieanna will be supporting both the Credibly Green and Frith Resource Management teams.
Cherie Whiteman, Principal Consultant
Cherie has over 20 years’ experience in environmental consultancy, specifically with regard to waste, water and energy management. She works with a range of clients, including public sector, industry and financiers. Cherie is a full member of CIWM. Cherie’s key experience is in the provision of technical support to the public and private sector for waste management and waste treatment services.
She has managed projects providing technical support in the procurement of large municipal waste treatment contracts as well as smaller scale service contracts, developing business cases, service specification documents and evaluating submitted tenders. She also has experience in the review of technical proposals and the performance of existing waste treatment facilities on behalf of banks and funders. Cherie’s waste management skills also include technical options appraisals, detailed waste flow and cost modelling, and the development of new markets for recyclates.
James Benn, Consultant
James is a researcher and consultant with a wide range of project and vocational experience in environmental issues since 2010. A Chartered Waste Manager, James undertakes collection and carbon modelling, data analysis, options appraisals and other technical consultancy activities at FRM. James has modelled a complete range of waste treatment technologies and treatment routes, including novel thermal and biological methods, as well as researching waste treatment technology profiles for government guidance documents, and FRM's internal catalogues.
James is WRATE trained and fully proficient with KAT modelling in addition to a background in sustainability and sustainability training consultancy. James has waste management and local authority experience with Chesterfield Borough Council waste management unit prior to joining FRM and is currently the Midlands New Members Network Co-ordinator for CIWM.
Leanne Trow, Assistant Environmental Consultant
Leanne is a recent Environmental Geoscience graduate and joined FRM in 2016. She is a Graduate member of The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and is a diligent and hardworking individual with excellent IT skills and research attributes.
Her role in FRM involves analysis of data, modelling, survey and research work and report writing. She is continually researching waste and resource management, contributing to a range of Local Authority based project works and developing a thorough understanding of waste treatment technologies. Leanne is also involved in Credibly Green, an environmental reporting initiative of Frith Resource Management. This includes project management, liaising with customers, marketing and networking with players from a wide range of industries. Leanne also maintains FRM's Quality (ISO9001) and Environmental Management (ISO14001) Systems.
Cath Edwards, Sustainability Consultant
Cath Edwards a Practitioner of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (PIEMA) is a sustainability expert. Cath has a strong academic background and over 10 years in the sustainability sector. Cath joined Frith Resource Management in September 2016 to support the Credibly Green team in the promotion and delivery of our environmental reporting service across the markets, providing reports to manufacturers, schools, events, professional services, waste contractors and more. She also provides support on FRM technical projects and consultancy.
Cath is chair of Newport 21, coordinator for the Edgmond Tree Projects, runs the Edgmond Garden Share Scheme, and was formerly a director of Wrekin Community Solar. Her experiences includes working with schools, not for profit organisations, Natural England, Thames Water and the Micro Hydropower Association.
Jo Frith, Business Development Executive
Jo has 20 years' experience in the media sector and in recent years the environment sector. She brings her experience from running her marketing and PR company to support the development of both Credibly Green and Frith Resource Management.
She joined Frith RM in 2014 and leads the Exhibition and promotions activity and co-ordinates the networking, marketing and sectoral development of Credibly Green.
Helena Jones, Office Administrator
Helena has a BA (Hons) in Information Management and supports the consultancy through data management, accounts and administration activities. She compiles performance information for aspects of the QEMS (ISO 9001 and ISO 14001) system and provides administrative support to FRM and project work.