Waste firm makes key appointments ahead of expansion

Ben Johnson and Melissa Gee of Fairport Containers

Ben Johnson and Melissa Gee of Fairport Containers

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Chorley-based waste container and recycling bank services specialist, Fairport Containers, is bolstering its head office team in preparation for the launch of its third UK depot.

The firm has appointed Ben Johnson, a nephew of company founder Andrew Porter, as sales representative.

The 28-year-old, who has four years’ experience of sales to overseas markets, said: “I’ve spent time gaining first hand experience of all departments within the business to gain a thorough knowledge of our strengths and services, which I believe makes a huge difference when speaking directly with clients.

“It’s been great getting to know our regular customers and I’m looking forward to meeting lots of new contacts as I travel around the UK.”

Fairport Containers, based on Market Place, Adlington, has also appointed 29-year-old Melissa Gee as recycling bank co-ordinator.

Melissa is the main point of contact for the firm’s recycling bank customers and is responsible for growing this arm of the business.

Melissa joins the team after nine years working as a transport supervisor.

She said: “I have had the opportunity to build a great working relationship with some of the UK’s leading charities.

“My experience in logistics planning and customer service is a great foundation and has allowed me to perform my role efficiently and to continue to grow our successful customer base.”

Managing director, Steve Collinson, said: “Melissa and Ben are a welcome addition to our team and we’re sure that their years of experience, as well as their friendly and approachable manner, will be a huge benefit to our customers.”