5 minutes with BeWise Waste Solution's Gary Jefferies - previous Mendip New Business of the Year
What is your position?
What do you do?
"What do you do? Oversee the complete operation of the Company."
How long have you been doing this?
"From it's beginning - 1st April 2014."
In a nutshell, what does your business do?
"BeWise Waste Solutions Ltd is a registered hazardous waste disposal contractor and broker undertaking the safe and legal disposal of difficult and hazardous waste throughout the UK. We offer producers of special waste a cost effective, uncomplicated disposal service which enables its customers to discharge their obligations under the various Environmental Legislation with the minimum of effort giving complete peace of mind, whilst selecting disposal routes which cause the least harmful environmental impact."
What’s the best thing about working at BeWise Waste Solutions?
"Although hard work for the majority of the time, working long into the evening and at weekends, knowing I can reap the rewards at the end of the day."
How did you feel when you found out that you’d won the Mendip New Business of the Year award?
"Was the icing on the cake, after just two years to achieve this award was really fantastic. Being voted by the judges rather than my own clients really meant a lot to me."
What’s been the best thing about winning your award?
"Just being able to say I have achieved being New Business for 2016 has been great. Get to put the Logo at the bottom of my e-mails / letters etc."
Would you recommend entering the awards?
"Yes of course…you may get the opportunity to sit next to Kelly at the Awards Dinner!! It’s also a great way to meet like minded business people who have a passion for what they do."
Do you have any advice for anyone considering entering the 2020 awards?
"Don’t take it too serious, make a joke or two and enjoy the experience."