Policy, research, strategy, project and interim management, representation and communications
RGR has a depth of experience in the resources, recycling and circular economy fields and emerging interests in community energy, cycling strategy and low-carbon urban mobility. Working with a range of associates, RGR assembles flexible experienced teams providing a bespoke response to today's sustainability challenges.
RGR services are provided by Ray Georgeson and experienced associates across a range of activities
Depth of experience and a wide network to support policy development
Ray Georgeson and RGR have many resources policy reviews under their belt, at EU, national and local government level as well as for businesses, drawing on a depth of experience and a wide network to support policy development.
An extensive portfolio of innovative research projects
RGR has a track record of innovative research, often in collaboration with Beasley Associates. Ray Georgeson and Jane Beasley have an extensive portfolio of joint projects. Examples include: market intelligence for biomass businesses (Iona Capital); costs and impact of fly-tipping in Greater Manchester (Dsposal and Greater Manchester Combined Authority); and potential for increasing the social value impact of the waste industry (SITA UK, now SUEZ).
Deep experience of waste and resources strategy development
Ray Georgeson has deep experience of waste and resources strategy development dating back to the mid-1990s, including work on Waste Strategy 2000 for Defra (then DETR), the Cabinet Office waste review in 2002-2003 and development of the first four Business Plans for WRAP (2001-2008). More recent work includes circular economy strategy for Belfast City Council.
Interim management services with flexibility depending on need
Ray Georgeson is able to deliver interim management services, usually on a part-time basis but with flexibility depending on need. Past assignments have included interim roles for Manchester City Council waste service and leadership of Community Resources Network Scotland. Recent work includes OUR PAPER, an advocacy project for the Confederation of Paper Industries to promote separate collection of fibre.
Extensive media and PR experience to support your organisation
As part-time Chief Executive of the Resource Association, Ray Georgeson represents the interests of reprocessors and their supply chain to policymakers and leads the organisation in advocating high-quality recycling for a sustainable modern manufacturing sector. Ray has extensive media and PR experience and is able to provide support to organisations needing trusted advice in this area.
Ray is also a regular commentator and author on resource policy and speaks frequently at conferences and seminars. He is an experienced chair and facilitator across events at all levels, from community meetings to the Parliamentary Estate.
A selection of recent articles and commentary by Ray Georgeson as well as recent RGR news
Much has been said already about the merits of the resources and waste strategy for England. Like many others, I welcomed much of the ambition and recognition of the need for action. But little attention has been paid so far to the structures and agencies...
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