Reconomy Group chief executive Paul Cox has announced his decision to step down as chief executive of the company in January.
He will remain on the board as founder director.
Paul joined Reconomy in 1999 initially as operations director, but has been chief executive for 13 years.
From a small SME, the company has grown to a business with revenues of £1 billion.
Reconomy has been acquisitive in that time buying firms including Valpak, Cory Environmental’s Waste Brokerage Business, Prismm Environmental, Casepak, Nationwide Services Group, Advanced Waste Solutions, Countrywide Waste Management and more including in Europe.
Paul Cox said: “It has been an honour to develop and work with such a talented and dedicated team over the last 23 years and I am so proud of all we have achieved.
“Thanks to our hard work, Reconomy Group is delivering industry-leading circular economy solutions that allow businesses to achieve their sustainability goals. I am confident this is the right time for me to take this decision, for me personally and for the continued execution of the Company’s long-term strategic plan.
“I look forward to supporting the new chief executive during this next phase of our growth as a member of the board.”