Our people are what make UNTHA UK tick, so each month we quiz a different colleague on 10 quickfire questions that offer a little more insight into why they’re such a crucial part of the team.
Next up, it’s service manager Andy Nadin… you’ve got exactly one minute – go!
1. What’s the most popular ‘waste’ stream that UNTHA is being approached to help shred at the moment?
We actually always have a vast array of different products coming into the test centre here for trialling – we have had a run of car manufacture parts this year.
2. Describe your favourite/least favourite shredder trial that you’ve watched at UNTHA UK’s HQ – which machine was in action and shredding what?
The worst for me is always the food waste… soggy bread doesn’t half turn the stomach. At the opposite end of the scale, it has to be the perfume or cosmetics trials – it makes a change for the smell to be pleasant!
3. Complete the sentence: When it comes to easy-to-shred materials, it’s crazy that the UK isn’t processing more… (and explain why)
… of everything! These days virtually every product can have a second purpose somehow.
4. What do you think is the most important environmental issue facing the UK right now?
Waste in all forms. The same can be said across the globe – more needs to be done to prevent the creation of waste at source.
5. Complete the sentence: There would be greater commitment to recycling in the UK if…
…there was more funding and benefits for the producer or consumer.
6. Investing in a shredder is a complex decision that clients make very carefully – why do you think they choose UNTHA UK?
We like to ‘hold a customer’s hand’ throughout the entire process of the purchase – including aftercare – to make sure they truly feel confident with their investment long after the machine is up and running.
7. You launched a new website last year. What do you most like about it?
This particular 60 seconds article!
8. Which local/national business do you think deserves a shout out, when it comes to being environmentally considerate?
I’d actually like to give a shout out to a neighbour who goes around picking up litter and weighs in the metal for a local charity – ‘’where there’s muck!’’
9. And who is your environmental ‘hero’?
I don’t really have a hero as such – I just admire anyone who is willing to stand up and make a change, be it politically, or locally.
10. What’s your main hope for UNTHA UK over the coming year?
To keep growing and progressing. We have recently overhauled our refurb workshop, so I would like to see this being used to its full potential.