Nik Spencer is the founder of a number of successful start-ups within the recycling and resource management sector.

His first resource management business turned shredded newspapers into animal bedding, becoming one of the largest suppliers in the UK. After selling to Biffa, Nik started a refuse and recycling vehicle hire company, offering recycled paper collection contracts to local authorities. It was one of the first kerbside collection services in the country, and the first commercial company to obtain recycling credits. At the time of sale to PFB Ltd in late 2006, WCR Vehicle Hire Ltd had grown extensively, collecting from around 170,000 households.

Nik’s next venture was Pure Recycling Ltd in Warwickshire – enabling better separation of mixed recyclables. In 2010 this business was sold to Kier Group PLC where he remained on the Environmental Board for some years following.

Nik wants to see an end to fuel poverty, believing everyone has the right to be warm in cold winter months. He has now refocused his talents into giving the power of resource management to the homeowner. Working in partnership with numerous academics across Europe, Nik developed a world-first global solution to avoid waste and create energy. The Home Energy Resources Unit (HERU) turns household waste into energy to heat your boiler.

Join Nik at Lunar to find out more about his lifetime’s quest to divert material from landfill and continue to find better ways to manage resources.