Nik Spencer is an entrepreneur and founder of several successful start-ups, many within the recycling and resource management sector. The HERU is his latest invention in a lifetime’s quest to divert material from landfill and continue to find better ways to manage resources.
Nik’s first resource management business began in 1992 collecting, shredding and selling newspapers, developing a business that became one of the largest suppliers of animal bedding in the UK, before selling the business to BIFFA.
This then led to a refuse and recycling vehicle hire company, offering recycled paper collection contracts to local authorities to meet the demand of the 1999 Landfill Directive, which included the target to divert 50% of material from landfill by 2020.
Nik then developed Pure Recycling Ltd building a state-of-the-art automated Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), enabling better segregation of mixed recyclables. In 2010 this business was sold to Kier Group PLC.