Producing progressive pioneering solutions for a wide range of waste, resource and environmental issues


  • Director

    Dr Jane Beasley, Chartered Wastes Manager, PhD, BSc (Hons).

    Jane is an experienced and enthusiastic resource and environmental manager, professionally qualified within the waste and environmental sector. She has extensive knowledge and experience of strategic and technical waste, resource and environmental management issues. Jane has excellent communication skills, with experience of dealing with national and local government, national and local media, trade and technical press and high level stakeholders.

    Brief summary of expertise:

    • Strategy and Policy:

      development of waste strategies on a local level; national support through projects under the Defra call-off contract, and through secondment to the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, providing specialist advice in relation to recycling, waste prevention and wider waste management; carbon impact assessments of services, operations and strategies; LCA; research projects (including European case studies); articles and editorials; Visiting Professor in waste management strategy and policy at the University of Northampton; submission of written and verbal evidence to government select committees on waste management strategy and implementation.

    • Research:

      formal research qualification; extensive experience in conducting and supervising a range of qualitative and quantitative waste research projects; experienced in assessment, development, and project management of wide range of research activities.

    • Option Evaluation:

      extensive knowledge of collection, prevention, recycling and treatment options, including the application of technologies new to the field of waste management; KAT and WRATE modelling experience; commissioned during the Strategy Unit Review to look at best practice across Europe for MSW, and to review a strategy for wider wastes; contributed to technical reports and position papers.

    • Communications and Awareness Raising:

      preparation and evaluation of local authority communication plans and strategies; web site development (in terms of content and style); TV and radio experience; conference and workshop presentations; evaluation and development of communication strategies for Defra funded partnership projects on behalf of WRAP; Director of the NWAI.

    • Facilitation:

      experienced facilitator and Chair of numerous waste events with a variety of different stakeholders including decision-makers, regulators and community sectors.

    • Bid Assessment and Evaluation:

      experienced in reviewing applications for funding; member of the Assessment Panel for Defra’s Legacy fund, and was responsible for application assessment and funding decisions to the value of approximately £20 million; assessment of applications submitted to IWM (EB), evaluating scope, content, relevance and value for money.

    • Training and Quality Assurance:

      developed and delivered range of training courses to broad sector including local and national public and private stakeholders.

  • Associates

    Beasley Associates works with high calibre project specific experienced professionals from an ever expanding network of associates to deliver individual projects and meet specific support needs. Associates are selected on a case by case basis for each project, ensuring that highly qualified and skilled teams are available to provide the necessary capacity to deliver a wide range of waste and resource related projects and services. Current associates have capabilities in the following areas:

    • Sustainable Consumption and Production
    • Sustainable Development
    • Environmental Management Systems
    • LCA
    • Climate Change
    • WRATE Verification and Peer Review
    • Communications
    • Strategy and Policy
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