Matthew Rowlatt joined the drainage industry in 2015, as Managing Director for Flowline Ltd, to lead a transition and major period of growth for the business, using new digital technologies and operational innovations within the CCTV and CIPP lining.
Matthew’s career has spanned the construction and utility’s having held senior and board roles with a number of companies, with extensive experience undertaking design and build, operational delivery and commercial leadership 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 2001, 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.
“I am delighted to be joining the board of the NADC at such a time of growth for the organisation and seeing the many initiatives being delivered for member benefits and the drainage industry as a whole.”
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).
I’m currently responsible for the operation and management of Alpheus’ four Tankered Waste Services sites, and the scheduling and control of Alpheus’ brokerage and routine tankering service. I’ve been within the Anglian Water Group since 2006, previously holding a number of roles within the regulated business (Anglian Water Services). Prior to this I was involved in a number of haulage and recycling operations for many of the current WASC s as a contractor before joining the group.
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.
Mark has spent 28 years in the drainage industry and the last 14 years with Metro Mechanical Services.
Mark was instrumental in developing Metro Mechanical from a plumbing firm into a fully-fledged drainage business. He played a key role in the introduction of tankers, leading the implementation programme and then driving continuous improvement over the years with a rapidly-expanding fleet. Mark’s knowledge and experience has been invaluable in Metro Mechanicals’ success and expansion.
Mark’s current role is Quality Assurance Supervisor. He places a large emphasis on process improvement, health and safety, and continual training and auditing of engineers, and his close working relationships with the board and engineers alike make him ideally placed to implement change and guide those on the frontline within Metro Mechanical.
In his spare time Mark is a motorbike enthusiast and can often be seen touring the mean streets of Kent.
Thames Water has recently prosecuted four companies for using illegal standpipes to take water from hydrants within the region. The companies were ordered to pay fines ranging between £2,700 and £7,502 for offences related to the Water Industry Act 1991 and the Water Supply and Fitting Regulations 1999.
The National Association of Drainage Contractors (NADC) and Energy & Utility Skills are pleased to announce that a new Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness (SHEA) training scheme for the drainage and sewer industry has launched. The new training programme complements the SHEA schemes already in place for the water, power, gas and waste industries, making a complete set for the utilities sector. Read More
DrainSafe is an industry-led approved contractor scheme sponsored by the National Association of Drainage Contractors (NADC). It sets out to provide a framework in which customers of our industry (from householders through to much larger organisations) can have the assurance that their contractor is competent to do the work.
We are delighted to announce that the new NADC Hydrant App has been shortlisted for the Institute of Water South West Area Innovation Awards!! A massive congratulations to the team here at the NADC, with a special thanks to Phill Mills and Matthew Rowlatt who have invested a tremendous amount of time and effort in bringing this project to fruition. Read More