Independent sustainable resource management consultancy, Resource Futures, has opened a new office in Scotland with the appointment of Allan Sandilands. Allan joins as senior consultant with over 11 years’ experience in the construction, consultancy and non-profit sectors.
Allan was previously the energy and sustainability manager with NHS Forth Valley and before that, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, where he developed carbon reduction, energy and sustainability programmes. These included staff awareness programmes and training, as well as the implementation of projects to ensure statutory compliance and policy obligations were met in relation to sustainability and environmental matters.
Prior to that, he was the Key Account Manager for the construction sector for Zero Waste Scotland. Here he was responsible for the scoping and delivery of all construction support services within Scotland including the development and delivery of the successful “Halving Waste to Landfill” Voluntary Agreement in Scotland. Allan delivered the Built Environment programme area of the new Resource Efficient Scotland programme for existing non domestic buildings looking into energy, water and waste efficiency issues. He was also the instigator and project manager behind the development of the “Resource Efficient House” project at the BRE Innovation Park in Ravenscraig, Motherwell - an exemplar building which showcases all aspects of resource efficiency and acts as a catalyst for change for the construction industry and within the housing sector in particular.
Speaking about the Scottish office opening, CEO, Sam Reeve, said: “There are some fantastic initiatives taking place in Scotland, and as we are increasingly supporting clients north of the border, we felt it was important to have a presence on the ground. Combining the local expertise which Allan brings from his time with Zero Waste Scotland, the NHS and others, with the technical expertise of our team in Bristol and across the UK means that we can deliver the best support to Scottish organisations looking to change their practices to improve profitability through better resource efficiency.”
“Resource Futures has been a leading voice in the resource management space since its inception in 2006. With a strong focus on circular economy thinking and effective collections systems in Scotland, it is the right time to expand the team to help to deliver this focused agenda.”