Viridor is part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group plc. They are committed to creating and delivering value for their customers and stakeholders whilst making a positive contribution to the development of their employees and the environment.




Harbury Consulting were approached by Viridor to advise and work in partnership in sourcing specialist staff to operate and evolve their process operations. Prior to the initiation of this partnership, Viridor had regularly seen over 20+ CVs with none meeting their exacting requirements. Viridor were wasting valuable time and resources, and needed a clear solution.


Solution and Customer feedback


Harbury was given the opportunity to see how effective their approach could be. Harbury Consulting committed the time to get an understanding of the operations and key stakeholders, which proved a fundamental turning point in the recruitment process for a MRF Managers position. Harbury Consulting also reviewed Viridor’s processes and specifications and quickly saw the opportunity to make proposals to better support the recruitment process.


After spending time with the operations and team members Harbury Consulting immediately generated a job profile/specification and designed a recruitment process that would work for Viridor.


It was highlighted after analysis that any candidate’s ‘soft skills’ would be critical to deliver and develop in the business, so Harbury designed a process that ensured that all stakeholders and functions were on board with this process.


Within 3 weeks Harbury Consulting had presented Viridor with a shortlist of candidates. They then managed the two-stage interview process including detailed candidate presentations and tests in line with the role needs. The successful candidate was in place within 10 weeks as Harbury had projected.


Following this successful outcome, Viridor has engaged Harbury Consulting for a number of strategic key operations, including a new Hi Tech Plastics recycling facility.


“We have received an outstanding service from Harbury Consulting and it has been a pleasure working with you. Thanks for delivering what you promised.”


Colin Richardson – Regional Manager