Aberdeen-based scrap metal reprocessor and steel trading company John Lawrie Group today announced the appointment of a new environmental director.

Ray Grant

Ray Grant joins the firm in this newly created position which will see him develop and implement a range of environmental policies and initiatives. Ray has worked in the waste management industry for over 25 years, most recently running his own consultancy business where he worked on a range of high-profile waste related environmental projects. Ray is a Chartered Environmentalist and has been a member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management for over ten years. Commenting on the appointment John Lawrie managing director, Vic Sinclair said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of such an experienced individual.

"Ray Grant brings a wealth of expertise to his role as environmental director. We hope to draw on his knowledge of waste management and the environment to improve our offering. He is a very welcome addition to the John Lawrie team.”

John Lawrie, which employs around 100 staff throughout Scotland, the West Midlands and Houston, USA, achieved a turnover of £75 million last year.