Director of Bryson Recycling receives CO3 Social Entrepreneurial Award

Bryson Group is delighted to announce that Eric Randall has received the CO3 Social Entrepreneurial Leadership Award for his work as Director of Bryson Recycling.  The award was sponsored by the Department for Communities and presented to Eric by Moira Doherty, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Department.

CO3 recognised Eric as a serial social entrepreneur with over 29 years’ experience in the recycling industry.  His passion and personal commitment to the environment and recycling has resulted in Bryson Recycling celebrating their 25th year in business, now employing over 280 staff with a turnover of £13 million. Their impact stretches beyond the shores of Northern Ireland and is changing the way recycling is carried out in the UK.

During his time with Bryson, Eric has committed his energies into encouraging the growth of recycling and has created a new and innovative recycling collection model which helps the householder recycle more and delivers high quality materials. He has used his passion to communicate and demonstrate how as a society we need to not think of waste as rubbish but as a resource that that be reused again and again.

CO3 is the leadership organisation for the Third Sector and promotes innovation and best practice in charities. The Third Sector in Northern Ireland employs 45,000 backed by 250,000 volunteers.

This year there were three Lifetime Achievement awards: the honour was bestowed posthumously on the late Will Chamberlain, the innovative and inspirational chief executive of the Belfast Community Circus School; John McMullan, who retired last year,  was honoured for his transformational leadership of the Bryson Group; and  Alison McCullough, former head of the Northern Ireland Office of the  Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists for her pioneering work with people with speech, language and communication difficulties.

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