City Metals Recycling

Name: James Brown

Job title: Barking Yard Manager

Time spent in recycling: Six years

What does your job involve?

Day to day management of the site, metals sorting, pricing and overall logistics

What is the hardest part of your job?

Negotiating haulage costs!

What three things help you to do your job better?

Great question!

1) My great team

2) New technology we have just invested in

3) Flexible staff

What are you most proud of in your career?

Doubling yard productivity in under one year

What are the best and worst things about the metals recycling sector?

The worst thing is haulage costs! The best thing is dealing with different types of people every day

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Never take life too seriously

Quick fire round:

  • Out on the town or a night in front of the TV? On the town= OUT OUT!
  • Coffee or tea?  Coffee: Caramel Latte
  • Winter or Summer? Summer
  • Marmite – Love/Hate? Hate
  • Invisibility or Flying? Flying