Julian Wynn was appointed in 2017 to lead both the Water and Drainage and Traffic Management divisions. He is responsible for leading the commercial direction of both divisions, which provide services for local authorities, network operators and commercial organisations as part of FM Conway’s highway self-delivery model.
Prior to his appointment as Cleansing and Traffic Management Director, Julian was employed at FM Conway for nine years, primarily operating within our drainage and cleansing team. With over thirteen years’ experience within senior roles, Julian has specialised our
Water and Drainage and Traffic Management’s service to deliver a unique and innovative service. Julian is also a member of the National Association of Drainage Contractors. Julian has nearly 20 years of experience in the drainage and environmental sector, where he gained a good grounding for this with previous roles as safety and environmental advisor holding both NEBOSH and environmental management qualifications.
Through his position, Julian has taken lead on large scale contracts for the company, including HADDMS CCTV and mapping of drainage systems, developing data-led approaches to drainage asset management. Continually striving to develop himself and his team,
Julian continues to invest in our fleet and the skills of our people as part of our self-delivery model and commitment to driving innovation.
Julian is keen for both his divisions to be a market leader and providing these services to many different sectors of external clients.
Matthew Rowlatt joined Flowline Ltd and the drainage industry in 2015, taking the position of Managing Director in 2016, to lead a transition and major period of growth for the business.
Matthew’s career has spanned the construction and utility’s having held board roles within a number of companies in the Construction and Utility Industries, with extensive experience undertaking design and build, operational delivery and commercial leadership roles across a range of disciplines. Matthew has been responsible for implementing many business transformation roles improving safety, efficiency and quality with strategic growth and improvement programmes. Matthew started his journey into senior leadership roles, having developed his early career as a mechanical engineer, having attained a B.Eng. (Hons) Mech Eng.
Matthew has also held a number of roles within the Pipeline Industries Guild, first as South East Branch Chair for two consecutive years in the early 2000’s, a founder member of the Utilities Panel 2011, Deputy Chair of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Guild in 2015. He also remains as a non-executive on the board and a member of the finance committee.
Matthew is also an active member of the Past Chairman’s Forum.
Matthew is very pleased to be part of the NADC and looks forward to contributing to help improve the representation of the drainage industry and the many areas of excellence our industry delivers.
Llyr Williams was appointed as CEO of Wales Environmental Group in 2011.
This was following a management buyout (MBO). The deal, backed by Finance Wales was described at the time as being one of the largest private equity deals, they had ever executed.
Following the MBO, the business focused, with Llyr’s leadership, on expanding its footprint throughout Wales and England. Acquisitions of Cardiff Drain Cleaning Company and Drainology in Devon were followed shortly by Drains Direct UK in the North West.
In 2016, in order to support team’s acquisition strategy and rapid geographical expansion, Llyr secured a £2m investment from Business Growth Fund (BGF) alongside additional funding from HSBC.
Llyr has over 20 years of multi-level operational management, experience in the drainage and liquid waste management sector, holding NEBOSH National Certifiacte, WAMITAB Level 4 and National CPC (Certificate Of Professional Competence).
Llyr is a result driven, self-motivated and resourceful business leader with a proven ability to develop and strengthen management teams. He excels in maximizing company profitability and efficiency.
In his spare time Llyr is a board member and football coach at Canton Rangers Football Club, Cardiff.
I’ve now left Severn Trent after 34 years. Much of this was spent working alongside the OFWATregulated business – in particular in financial services as the FCA Approved Person, establishing and then running the property searches business and heading up the team that runs Severn TrentConnect, a New Appointment Company in Aldershot.
As a collaborative and consultative senior manager I have experience in implementing major changes including setting up new businesses, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement and building commercial relationships.
I am known for giving honest feedback on the feasibility of project ideas and identifying real business opportunities.
I bring my extensive experience in working with regulatory and government organizations to solve problems and policy issues including advising on the drafting of legislation.
I was a founding board member of Property Code Compliance Board which was setup to create a regulatory framework to enable businesses to provide quality assurance for their products (data reports for property professionals). I have previously been an active Board member of the Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO).
Leo joined McAllister Bros. Ltd in 1993 and was appointed Operations Manager for the company in 1998. In 2005, Leo was appointed a Director for the company
and has been instrumental in championing the applied use of No-Dig technology including UV CIPP lining, Robotic Cutting and Pipeline Rehabilitation.
As Managing Director for Great Britain, Leo oversees a diverse range of departmental functions including NPD, Finance, Health, Safety and Environmental controls.
Leo established a base for McAllister Bros. in 2009 in Bahrain and Oman to offer No-dig services to companies and organisations within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) such as Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
In 2010, Leo established McAllister Group Offices in London to serve our expanding client base across Greater London and Southern England.
Leo could be described as a technological early-adopter and beyond work his interests include Skiing and Motor Sports.
After completing his BA Hons degree in Business Administration, Phil joined Enterprise Rent-A-Car on a graduate management trainee programme. He then moved to TIP Tanker Services in 1999 as Assistant Operations Manager.
After twelve months, he was promoted to Branch Operations Manager, responsible for the Waste Vacuum Tanker Fleet within the UK. In 2004, Phil made the switch into a commercial role and became the Area Sales Manager, responsible for the midlands region.
This opened his career into different tankering industries (Powder, Chemical, Milk, Food, Fuel). With year on year growth within his area, he was promoted to Key Accounts Manager in 2013.
Phil is now responsible for account management for TIP’s top tier customers.
In his spare time Phil is an avid Leicester City fan and still can’t believe what happened in 2015/16! When he’s not at the King Power Stadium he’s also a junior football coach for his son’s team, Groby Juniors Football Club in Leicestershire.
In 1997 Shaun Gilbert started a Roadsweeping company ,together with his partner they had 20 years operational and industry experience and formed Sweeptech. The business expanded into the drainage industry and in the last 10 years diversified
into Waste management and developed a compliant innovative solution that help its customers meet their corporate responsibility obligations .
In 2008 Shaun was appointed to the board of Sweeptech Environmental Services as Chief operating officer and takes responsibility for identifying and securing business development opportunities , operations and Tender preprations,
in order to meet the demands of Sweeptech Environmental Services future aspirations.
Recycling and sustainability are now key to the business, this is being achieved through our innovative design and manufacture of the Sweeper Tip , helping to ensure the compliance of site tipping for Sweeptech Environmental Services customers .
Sweeptech Environmental Services as a company is 100% landfill avoidance , Shaun is passionate to continue going forward to recycle waste and produce products such as sand and pea shingle which can then be used back in the industry .
Shaun has and will continue to support all dewatering and recycling projects , last year overseeing the removing of silt from the moat at Leeds castle .
I spent 27 years with General Electric covering predominately Environmental Introduction (EMS) Health & Safety standards into the European business.
I retired in 2003 (this lasted 2 weeks) and I started an EHS Consultancy designed to assist small businesses’. In 2006 I merged with DAMM Environmental to support their drainage expansion ambitions.
Training connections with N.A.D.C. were introduced in 2013. My experience brings: Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) / Environmental Management Systems (ISO14001:2015) / 6 Sigma (DMAIC) / Behavioural programmes / Global Star Auditing / Hazard and Operability Analysis (HAZOP).
I’m sorry to say I am a System Person, though I do like the occasional light hearted banter.
A productive and effective leader, committed to his team and the journey they are on – since joining the utilities industry when he left school at 16, Adam has assumed roles in many areas of the business such as scheduling, special projects and pollution management.
The knowledge and skills he has gained have helped mould him into the leader he is today; Now heading up a large tankering and treatment contract, Adam is admired for his strong work ethic and commitment to success.
So, you’re spending a bit more time at home due to the lockdown, well done, you are doing the right thing, saving the world from your sofa! Meanwhile, other people realise this and think they might have a slightly captive audience for less than scrupulous scam tactics. Don’t be surprised if your phone rings a bit a more with unsolicited attempts to gain your business. You’ll notice a bit more email traffic on a similar vein.
Because we value our members’ security and have your best interests at heart, we thought it was a good time to highlight some of scams, tricks and generally dodgy behaviour you might come up against.
Please also remember if it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Also, give yourself 24-hours before you make any decision and do lots of research before you part with your hard-earned cash. Hey, you’ve got loads of time.
You need to be thinking that any email you receive could be suspicious. It is difficult, the writer has had experience of emails purporting to be from delivery companies with a link to the tracking number. It looked so legitimate that I nearly clicked on the link before realising that I hadn’t actually ordered anything recently. Another really common one is they type of email that looks like it came from someone you know’s email address. When you click on the link it gathers all your contacts and sends the same email to all of them from your email address.
Be very paranoid, it might save you a lot of money.
Tech Support Scams
Often cold callers, commonly from India, who have noted an issue with your PC. These but can be from anyone and are very common and widespread these days. Scammers use various social engineering techniques to trick potential victims into giving their sensitive information. Even worst, they try to convince potential victims to pay for unnecessary technical support services. These tech “experts” pretend to know everything about your computer, how it got hacked and many other details that help them gain your trust and convince victims to fall prey for their scams. Quite often they’ll direct you to your own Windows system information and persuade you that what you are seeing is evidence of tampering (when it’s not) and try to get some fixing and maintenance money from you. Often, they’ll want to charge a lot but drop their price dramatically and that’s a good sign that they are con artists. You can tell them to piss off at this point as this is complete nonsense.
With the term Search Engine Optimization (SEO) being widely used, many self-titled “SEO Experts” have popped up, making unrealistic promises and offering guaranteed rankings. Nowadays, you can’t go more than a few hours without receiving some spam email about Search Engine Optimization, or a cold call from an “SEO guru” who can make all your Internet Marketing dreams come true. The best defense against SEO scams is becoming more educate about the subject.
So just be mindful of what you are clicking on. Carefully research any claims made. Fine tune your bullshit detector and take your time, there’s really no rush.
The NADC have contacted the Prime Minister’s Office and have been informed that wastewater contractors are deemed as essential workers. Essential work is considered emergency work and required maintenance works (including essential water company work). Read More
SENTINA RECOGNISED FOR ITS EXCELLENT TRAINING, WINNING TOP AWARD IN COURSECHECK BRILLIANCE AWARDS
Bristol, UK 27th January 2020 – Sentina Training & Consultancy Ltd, a fully accredited training company, that provides training courses on all aspects of drainage work health and safety, today announced it has been awarded the ‘Highest Rated Trainers’ Award in the ‘small business’ category of the Coursecheck Brilliance Awards, 2020. Read More
When your drainage goes wrong, it can be very inconvenient; blockages, gurgles, slow water draining or bad smells can all make it very inconvenient for you. The best way to get rid of the issue(s), is to call in an NADC certified expert.
If you are in need of a drainage contractor to carry out drain unblocking, drain cleaning or drain descaling, be sure to only use an NADC certified member company.