Introducing the expert team behind our waste management services.

The measure of any business is the team behind the brand

We are proud to work with some fantastic people who have a wealth of experience in sustainable waste management solutions.

Their passion for responsible practices and the team's commitment to maintaining our "100% no landfill" approach is what drives us forward.

Our amazingly talented team never stop and are always on hand to offer advice and support whenever you need it.


Ecogen Melanie Dando
  • Melanie Dando

    Office Manager

    Joined Ecogen in 2015, initially as our administrator weighbridge operator and administrator. Following the company’s expansion, Mel was invited to take over the running of all office and admin functions of the company. With a background in personnel and administration, Mel is a keen rugby supporter and fitness enthusiast. She is married to Tom, and lives in Hampshire with their son.


Ecogen Sophie Tait
  • Sophie Tait

    Account Manager

    Sophie joined Ecogen in 2018, her role is split between the commercial buying and administration departments. Sophie has worked in Early Years Education and management until now, she previously managed a Nursery School in Hampshire which has provided her with vast skills in administration and working with people. In her spare time Sophie enjoys upcycling her furniture projects, or meals out with friends and spending time with her nephews in their home town of Alresford.

Ecogen Hanna Reilly
  • Hanna Reilly

    Account Manager

    Hanna joined the company in 2015 having had a background in hospitality management. Her role is to find and buy as much commercial recycling waste as possible this involves; lead generation, attending site meetings and ultimately negotiation skills. Her background helps her deliver a very high level of customer service to her account management style. In her spare time, Hanna will be found visiting art exhibitions or watching tv boxsets.

Ecogen Dan Tridini
  • Dan Tridini

    Account Manager

    Dan joined the commercial team here at Ecogen Recycling in 2018. Dan’s background has mainly been in the snow sports industry in particular setting up his own ski school based in France back in 2014. With further sales and management experience in the fitness industry in addition to being a qualified personal trainer Dan brings a variety of skills to his new role. Dan has a passion for his food as well as sports such as rugby, skiing and surfing. When he is not in the office he is likely to be found in the gym or on the golf course.


Ecogen James Lewis
  • James Lewis

    Commercial Director

    Joined Ecogen in 2013 with a remit to establish the company’s commercial department and expand our customer base. James is responsible for the company’s commercial operations in the UK and Europe with an additional remit for Human Resources. With a diverse background from both the I.T and health and fitness industry, James is a keen cricketer, skier and squash player in his spare time. He is married to Amy and lives in Buckinghamshire. James holds a BA in Management and Statistics from Exeter University, and is a Director of a number of other companies within the health and fitness industry.

Ecogen Megan Nicholls
  • Megan Nicholls


    Megan Joined Ecogen in 2013 and is responsible for process management with an additional remit for finance. With a background in leisure and hospitality management , Megan is an avid reader with an interest in cooking, health and wellbeing. She is married to Will with whom she has two children, and lives in Hampshire. Megan read Psychology at The University of Hull.

Ecogen William Nicholls
  • William Nicholls

    Managing Director

    William has been working the plastic recycling industry since 2005. In 2010 William founded Ecogen Recycling Ltd and based operations out of a small site in Winchester, Hampshire. By January 2015 the company had out-grown its surroundings and relocated operations to a three acre site in Alresford, Hampshire. As MD, William remains highly involved with operations and has continued guiding the business through constant growth, into profitability now with a multi-million pound annual turnover. In his limited spare time, William will be found cruising around Hampshire on various motorbikes or spending time with family.


Ecogen Thomas Dando
  • Thomas Dando

    Operations Supervisor

    Joined Ecogen in 2016, initially as a Site Operative. Following the company’s expansion, Tom was invited to take over the running of our production team, which he did with great success and in 2018 he accepted promotion to the role of Operations Supervisor. With a background in port operations, Tom is a keen rugby player and fitness enthusiast. He is married to Melanie, and lives in Hampshire.

Ecogen Toby Mottram
  • Toby Mottram

    Operations Manager

    Joined Ecogen in 2014, initially within our commercial department. Following the acquisition of our Alresford site, Toby was invited to take over the running our operations department. Toby is responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations at our Alresford facility. With a background in the sales & construction industry, Toby is a keen shot and rowing coach. He is married to Grace, and lives in Buckinghamshire.

Ecogen Meet the Team
  • Operations Team

    Left to right: Sean, Matt, Adam, Alex, Gary, Chris, Rob, Tom