About Us

 

Our Story

We are the largest independent washroom services and clinical waste collection and management company in Wales, with over 850+ customers throughout the South West and Wales. We have two distinct divisions; Hygiene (Washrooms) & Healthcare (Offensive Hygiene and Infectious / Hazardous Wastes).

We also have the exclusive rights to NappiCycle, a unique and innovative treatment system for the recovery of cellulose and plastics from nappy and incontinence wastes. Natural UK have gained accreditation from WAMITAB, IOSH, and NEBOSH auditing.

 

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Our Team

Emma

Emma Hughes

Director & General Manager

BIOGRAPHY
Emma co-established Natural Hygiene back in 1998 and her dedication to detail and customer service has been instrumental in making our business the largest independent washroom services and clinical waste collection company in Wales. Emma understands the importance of good customer relations and, in an effort to support the local economy, insists on sourcing local products and suppliers.
Nick

Nick Mathias

Commercial Manager

BIOGRAPHY
Nick is responsible for the strategic development of Natural UK sales and marketing activities. With over twenty years’ management experience in sales and marketing, Nick has gained a wealth of practical knowledge and involvement in developing positive sales strategies, customer retention schemes, people development and the setting of budgets and forward projections.

Nick has been directly involved in the clinical and hygiene waste markets for many years and has a thorough understanding of both the locality and requirements of our business sectors.

Richard

Richard Jones

Projects Manager

BIOGRAPHY
Richard is a Chartered waste manager with over 15 years in the waste management industry. He has worked for two of the major waste management companies in the UK, being employed in a variety of commercial and operational roles. Previous to waste management, Richard was involved in various commercial, managerial and technical roles within the Oil exploration sector and Ready Mixed Concrete industry. Recently, Richard has operated as an independent management services expert to the Waste Management sector and has worked closely with a number of SME waste and recycling companies in South Wales. He offers a broad spectrum of technical and commercial development expertise and skills that complement our existing waste management and recycling businesses.
Rob

Rob Poyer

Director & Development Manager

BIOGRAPHY
Rob has been involved in the waste management industry for most of his career, working in a variety of senior management and project management roles; this included developing and managing three large landfill operations in Wales as regional landfill manager. In 2004, Rob decided to concentrate his efforts as Managing Director and joint shareholder of Natural UK Limited and has since developed a profitable waste collection and environmental management business.

His specialist knowledge on waste management legislation and his expertise in the development and operation of waste treatment and disposal facilities has enabled us to develop our unique waste treatment facility – to recover and re-use the paper fibre and plastics from traditional offensive wastes that would otherwise be disposed of at landfill.

Scott

Scott Poyer

Product & Market Development

BIOGRAPHY
Scott joined the company in late 2019 and is tasked with finding and developing new markets for the end products of our NappiCycle process.

When faced with the prospect of utilising our NappiCycle output to create, develop and expand relationships with new and existing business opportunities, we realised we needed someone who would take a completely fresh approach to the task. From the recycling of paper cups to the production of bioethanol fuels, Scott is involved in all aspects of our recycling and recovery process, liaising with Universities, manufacturers and Welsh Government.

Sharon

Sharon Jones

Operations Assistant & Company Buyer

BIOGRAPHY
Sharon joined Natural UK back in 2016, having previously worked in both hotel and property development; her experience of logistics, accounts and administration making her the perfect candidate for the position.

Sharon had also spent several years as a children’s Nanny, in both the UK and abroad, before settling back in Carmarthenshire.

Lauren

Lauren Sullivan

Accounts Controller

BIOGRAPHY
Lauren joined us at Natural UK back in 2018, having spent several years working in the accountancy department of an industrial manufacturing company. She brings a fresh perspective to the business and a keen sense of detail.

Lauren continues to further develop her accounts qualifications, studying locally at Swansea College.

Lewis

Lewis Poyer

Finance Manager

BIOGRAPHY
Lewis started working for Natural UK back in 2017.

Originally joining as a Finance Assistant, he has been able to continuously develop his accountancy skills through balancing his busy work schedules with external training. Lewis is now a fully qualified Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and is working towards becoming a Chartered Accountant within the coming years. Lewis’ attention to detail allows him to effectively oversee the finances of Natural UK & its associated companies.

Natalie

Natalie Smith

Operations Manager

BIOGRAPHY
Natalie joined Natural UK after a long and varied career in both the financial and pharmaceutical sectors. She has worked in Cardiff for most of her professional life and has only recently moved to Carmarthenshire. She is now employed on our Operations side, helping provide administrative and support services for our ever-growing fleet of collection and delivery vehicles, as well as maintaining essential customer database information, amongst other things!

Natalie’s past financial experience has proved to be invaluable in helping us provide a better service to all of our customers and gives us a greater depth in Accounts support.

Jason

Jason Phillips

Area Sales Executive

BIOGRAPHY
Jason was born and bred in Swansea and has spent all of his working life locally. With over 15 years’ experience as a Retail Manager at Tesco’s, Jason then opted for a career move and started working for a national competitor to Natural UK. After four years’ experience within the washroom industry, Jason successfully applied to join us as Area Sales Executive, covering the whole of the South Wales region.

Jason’s main strength and driver is his customer focus. So, as a ‘people-person’, Jason’s friendly, relaxed and knowledgeable style will guarantee that he will listen to your requirements and provide solutions aimed to match your individual needs.

Emily

Emily Jenkins

Assistant Operations Manager

BIOGRAPHY
Emily joined Natural UK back in 2019 as our Assistant Operations Manager.

She has been involved in customer services and people development throughout her career, also spending a time within the healthcare sector. With most of her time spent within the hospitality sector, it seemed like a perfect fit to join us at Natural UK. Emily’s role is to ensure the smooth transition of information from one department to another, creating new customer accounts and planning, scheduling and managing existing business. She is a pivotal person in relaying information both to our drivers and our customers.

Emily was particularly drawn to Natural UK because of its environmental focus and its traditional, family-run organisation.

Amy

Amy Jones

Finance Assistant

BIOGRAPHY
Amy recently joined us at Natural UK, having previously worked within the sporting industry. To supplement and develop her existing qualifications, Amy is currently in the process of gaining her Accounts qualifications at a local college, whilst balancing the demands of a busy working life.

Amy deals with customer queries, raises customer invoices and processes and apportions payments we receive. She has an understanding of all aspects of our Accounts department and is always happy to assist in a friendly and professional manner.

 

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