Rob Symons – Director

Rob Symons


The ‘face of CRJ’, Rob has overall responsibility for CRJ’s plant hire and sales business. With over 15 years’ experience of waste management and plant hire operations, his skills range from sales and customer service through to mechanical engineering, waste operations and logistics. Rob also has an involvement in developing waste processing systems for some of the largest waste management organisations in the UK. With a fantastic network of contacts within the waste industry, Rob is positive, dedicated, very hard working and passionate about good customer service.

If you would like some advice on your waste processing operations and machine hire, don’t hesitate to contact Rob on 0844 776 2386 or email him at rob@crjservices.co.uk.


Lee Carter & Kevin Jones – Directors



The original founders of the CRJ business. Lee and Kevin saw an opportunity for recycling equipment hire in the waste industry. Diversifying from farming, they both have a day to day involvement in the business, from financial management and purchasing to people management and processes.

You can contact Lee at lee@crjservices.co.uk and Kevin at kevin@crjservices.co.uk.


 Paul Haviland – Service Manager.



With over 20 years’ experience in engineering, Paul is a fully qualified Doppstadt Engineer. Paul leads our team of 12 mobile and CRJ based engineers and has an excellent all-round skill level. Paul will help customers to diagnose problems either over the phone or by ensuring that an engineer is scheduled to attend customer sites for servicing and any other maintenance issues. He is professional, friendly and level-headed, helping customers to be back up and running with minimum disruption, should anything go wrong.

If you would like any advice on recycling machinery operations or have an issue with a particular piece of equipment please call Paul on 0844 776 2386 (Option 1) or email him at paulh@crjservices.co.uk. Out of hours contact: 07500 331249.


Terry Martin – Workshop Foreman.



With over 20 years’ experience in engineering, Terry is also a fully qualified Doppstadt Engineer. He is extremely capable, knowledgeable, multi-skilled and has a meticulous approach to servicing, repairing and refurbishing machines to keep our fleet in good working order. Terry looks after the day to day workload of the CRJ based engineers.


Ali Wennell – Business Manager



Drawing on over 20 years’ business experience, Ali is responsible for managing the Finance Teams. She is also responsible for Health and Safety, ensuring that the CRJ team and our customers’ employees stay safe when working with our recycling machinery. She also looks after Human Resources and is the main point of contact for our organics recycling contracts, as well as managing new projects and processes at CRJ. Ali is well organised, passionate about CRJ, and helps to keep the team on track.

You can contact Ali on 0844 776 2386 (Option 2) or email her at ali@crjservices.co.uk.


Sylvia O’Meara – Hire and Logistics Manager



Experienced, dedicated and a great problem solver, Sylvia joined us in 2015 with extensive experience in the waste industry. She is responsible for our hire and logistics department, looking after our fleet of wagons and driver team. Also ensuring our equipment is delivered and collected in the most efficient and cost-effective way. Together with Rachel, she supports our Director, Rob with the management of our customer relationships.

You can contact Sylvia on 0844 776 2386 (Option 1) or email her at Sylvia@crjservices.co.uk


Rachel Savage – Hires Controller



Rachel provides a point of contact for customers, ensuring the appropriate information has been sent to them and that all hire documentation is in place prior to any hire starting.  Friendly and helpful, she also talks with customers during the hire period re extensions to hire periods, off-hire and any other queries. Together with Sylvia, she supports our Director, Rob with the management of our customer relationships.

If you have a query about a hire or need to off hire a machine, please contact Rachel on 0844 776 2386 (Option 2) or email her at rachel@crjservices.co.uk.


Lisa Gibson – Finance Manager



Lisa comes from a financial background is responsible for the finances of CRJ Services. Her role involves all aspects of finance. She provides the management team with valuable information to help run our business. She also processes all our sales invoices and ensuring we receive monies from our customers. Lisa is hard working, efficient and very good at explaining our charging to customers, and of course, helping to get invoices paid on time!  If you have any queries about your invoices from CRJ, Lisa is your first point of contact. 

If you have a query about an invoice, you can contact Lisa on 0844 776 2386 (Option 4) or email her at lisa.gibson@crjservices.co.uk.


Beth Carter – Finance and Admin Assistant



Helpful and thorough, Beth joined CRJ Services in November 2015. She is responsible for all our purchase invoices, manages our green waste intakes and supports the team with a whole host of other admin duties. Any invoices to CRJ should be sent to Beth at the email address below.

You can call Beth on 0844 776 2386 (Option 5) or email her at BethC@crjservices.co.uk.


Vicky Lunn – Finance Controller



Vicky joined us in July 2017 and is a part qualified Management Accountant. She currently looks after Matpro Finance, working together with Lisa. She also assists the Office Management Team with daily business administration activities.

You can call Vicky on 0844 776 2386 (Option 5).


Tom McLaren – Marketing Manager.



Joining CRJ in May 2018, Tom is the new Marketing Manager. He is responsible for the companies entire marketing activities, which also includes the promotion of our sister company, Matpro Machinery.

Tom can be contacted on 01565 723886 (option 2) or at tom.mclaren@crjservices.co.uk


Wayne Drewett – Purchasing, Stores & Parts Sales Manager



With a good background in purchasing and stores management, Wayne is responsible for ensuring that we have the right parts at the right time at the right price. Knowledgeable and supportive, Wayne places all our orders at CRJ, manages relationships with suppliers and ensures our stores are stocked appropriately. Wayne also runs our parts sales department.

You can contact Wayne on 0844 776 2386 (Option 3) or email him at wayne@crjservices.co.uk.


Brian Parker – Assistant Purchasing & Stores Manager



Brian’s career has been in stores management and is keeping our stores at CRJ in meticulous order. He’s passionate about keeping our engineers stocked with the parts they need to turn our hire equipment around quickly and ensure we can respond quickly with any item required on customer sites. He orders some of our fast moving parts and is working hard to get the best prices for CRJ.

You can contact Brian at brian@crjservices.co.uk.


Andy Whalley – Stores Assistant



Andy is our Stores Assistant. His main role is to issue stock out to our engineers, manage goods in and out and helping Brian to organise our ever-growing parts department.


Tom Maddock  – Engineering Team Leader


Mark Lawson (Deputy)Tony Sheen, Alex Brown and Graeme Milne

Engineering Green Team

Prez Jakubowski – Engineering Team Leader


Artur Pronobis (Deputy), Paul Shenton, Oliver Watkiss, Rob Needam, Steve Solomon and Dave Hunt

Engineering Orange Team


Prez and Tom are two experienced engineers who have been with CRJ for a number of years. In 2016, both have been promoted to Team Leader positions, responsible for a team each. Focused and hard working, their key role is to ensure our equipment moves quickly and efficiently through our workshop inspection/repair process in the timescales needed for our customers. They are also responsible for looking after health and safety within their teams.

Our hardworking and skilled teams based at the CRJ site are focused on major refurbishments and turning machines around to go back out on hire. These guys get your equipment out on hire on time!


Mike Barlow, Matt Burney, Glenn Ishmael – Mobile Service Engineers


Mobile Engineers


CRJ’s dedicated and resourceful guys in the field. Mike, Matt and Glenn are our qualified engineers who ensure that customers’ operations are kept running with minimal disruption. Covering the whole of the UK, the team are called on to service our equipment and diagnose and fix any faults.


Rob Green, Chad Martin, John Ransom, Joe Symons & Gary Martin – Delivery Drivers and Shredder Operators


Rob, John and Chad are our key delivery drivers. They deliver equipment to our customer’s sites, set up the machinery and complete a full induction for customer staff. Skilled and flexible, they are often the people our customers see most often, therefore an important part of our customer facing team.

Our multi-talented shredder operators spend weeks out on the road attending customer sites to complete shredding work for them. Self-motivated with a good sense of humour, both Joe and Gary provide an exceptional green and wood waste shredding service nationwide. 


Ben Ravenscroft – Yard Ops



Ben is based at the CRJ site. He ensures that the site is kept in tip-top order and that machines are prepared for the workshop. Ben has a good sense of humour and is committed to supporting the rest of the team.


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