Meet the Team!

We are a dynamic, friendly and flexible team who are on hand to respond to your waste and resource management needs. We have a vast amount of experience in the sector and offer the widest range of waste management and environmental services available.

Click on a photo to find out more about a team member.

Paul Frith
Managing Director

Paul set up Frith Resource Management in 2008 following a career in technical services and consultancy for waste and carbon management since 1997. He is an expert Waste Manager with a reputation as a leading consultant in the field of waste and resource management. Paul has a vast amount of experience of delivering international projects and has recently completed projects in South Africa, India, Indonesia, Cyprus, Australia and Malta. Paul has worked with over forty local authorities, county councils and waste partnerships on service reviews, efficiencies for collection services, recycling and treatment, options appraisals and innovation.

In his spare time Paul enjoys going skiing with his family, he is a strong skier but his son’s desire to ski down the black slope causes ‘issues’ with phobia of heights. He also enjoys running he has completed a marathon and a number of half marathons– an amazing achievement! Paul is also a singer song writer and enjoys having many a jamming session at local pubs!

Andrew Howe
Technical Director

Andrew is an experienced chartered engineer and environmental professional with over 30 years’ experience in consultancy providing civil engineering and waste management expertise. Andrew has significant experience in public sector procurement of waste management services and implementing waste management strategies. He also specialises in the design, preparation and supervision of construction contracts.

Andrew is a visual artist with a practice in paintings, drawing, photography, books and digital media. Andrew’s art work is inspired by walking to explore the interaction between people and places. He helps to put creativity in the heart of environmental actions.

Kate Thompson
Administrative Assistant

Kate is supporting the growing team with admin and accounts support. She is responsible for the day to day accounting and financial management of FRM and provides administrative support to the team of consultants and directors. Previously worked in the banking industry for the last 20 years.

Kate loves nothing more than a good spin class with husband and daughter! She is super organised and enjoys attending fundraising events. Her most recent event was a super hero themed ‘spin-athon’. She has recently taken up ‘Vinyasa’ yoga – we are intrigued as you are!

Cherie Whiteman
Associate Director

Cherie has over 20 years’ experience in environmental consultancy, specifically with regards to waste, water and energy management. Cherie’s key experience is in the provision of technical support to the public and private sector for waste management and waste treatment services. Her skills include the delivery of technical options appraisals, detailed waste flow and cost modelling, and the development of new markets for recyclates. Her role at FRM is to manage project delivery and outputs to ensure that deadlines are being met.

Cherie is a star baker and often volunteers her baking skills at a working museum. She enjoys the challenge of creating spectacular birthday cakes for her two little girls, her most recent creation is a teddy bears picnic cake. Cherie loves a bit of DIY and is often upcycling furniture.

Fiona Gutteridge
Principal Consultant

Fiona is an experienced waste and resources management professional with over 20 years of experience in industry. She has delivered projects to a range of public and private sector clients across the UK and overseas. She understands the operational detail required to model waste systems efficiently having used and developed various bespoke models as well as the WRAP Kerbside Analysis Tool (KAT) to model systems and benchmark performance.

Fiona loves nothing more than gliding down the slopes on her snowboard or skis with her family, she has been a keen skier for a number of years now. On Saturday afternoon’s you will find Fiona on the pitch with her fellow hockey team mates.

Sarah Massey
Environmental Consultant

Sarah began her consultancy career at FRM in 2014 and has an extensive knowledge of municipal waste and resource management. Sarah has been directly involved in providing sustainable waste management modelling and circularly economy consultancy advice for a variety of clients from Central and International Government, to waste / resource management companies, as well as a large number of Local Authorities. Her contribution to a range of briefing papers, training material and waste technology documents showcases a thorough understanding of waste and resource efficiency regulations, legislation within both a national and international context. She has provided extensive support to the Resource Efficiency Scotland (RES) programme and is a Graduate member of The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).

Sarah spends a large amount of her spare time climbing mountains in the wilderness of Scotland which often entails some rock climbing! She has recently returned from a trip to Iceland where she trekked up and down volcanos. She also enjoys running.

Julieanna Powell-Turner
Sustainability Director

Julieanna is a knowledgeable academic and researcher with over 18 years UK and overseas experience. Her expertise is in environmental sustainability and in particular the circular economy. The aim of her work is to investigate and advance early stage innovative ideas and, reduce the likelihood and/or the impact of supply disruptions to business through risk identification (disruptions), assessment (occurrence and impact), action (strategy and mitigation) and monitoring (reduce risk). Julieanna has also worked at Cranfield University since 2006, as Head of Department, Senior Lecturer and Course Director teaching and supporting PhD and MSc students. She has extensive experience with the UK MOD and previous work within local government around waste strategy and delivery. She has further experience as a Lead Auditor for ISO 14001 and OHSAS 1800.

Julieanna enjoys nothing more than taking her Airedale Terrier for a walk in the countryside. He is a fun-loving dog who guards the brood of hens. Julieanna is slowly expanding her smallholding and wants to someday have a fully sustainable life and ‘live off the land’

Bob Couth
Technical Director

Bob is a Chartered Engineer with extensive experience in environmental consultancy, notably in the procurement of environmental and waste and services contracts. Over the last 20 years, he has supported public and private funders in the procurement of waste treatment and integrated waste management services contracts. He has also gained an international profile working on projects in Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Latvia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Philippines, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan and Uganda. These projects have included waste collection, recycling, recovery and disposal together with landfill gas UNFCCC Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects for the World Bank.

Bob is a keen cyclist, you will often see him riding around Shropshire at the crack of dawn. He also enjoys walking and swimming in his spare time. He has recently trekked up Kilimanjaro with his son – a great achievement!

Jo Frith
Marketing and Business Development Executive

Jo has 20 years’ experience in the media sector and in recent years the environment sector. She brings her experience from running her marketing and PR company to support the development of both Frith Resource Management and sister company Credibly Green. She is also a breakfast presenter on Free Radio for the Midlands and Shropshire.

Jo is a superwoman, she wakes up at 4am to wake up the Midlands and Shropshire on Free Radio. She also enjoys performing arts and recently starred in Wolverhampton’s pantomime ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. In her free time, she enjoys spinning and hosting dinner parties.

Leanne Trow
Environmental Consultant

Leanne is a Environmental Geoscience graduate and joined FRM in 2016. She is a Graduate member of The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM). Her role in FRM involves analysis of data, modelling, survey and research work and report writing. She is continually researching waste and resource management, contributing to a range of Local Authority based project works and developing a thorough understanding of waste treatment technologies. Leanne is also involved in Credibly Green, an environmental reporting initiative of Frith Resource Management. This includes project management, liaising with customers, marketing and networking with players from a wide range of industries. Leanne also maintains FRM’s Quality (ISO9001) and Environmental Management (ISO14001) Systems.

Leanne is the volunteer Co-ordinator for Waste Aid UK, she co-ordinates the WasteAid champions programme. Leanne develops materials and resources for the WasteAid champion team and provides fundraising and awareness raising.

You will find Leanne at the gym at the crack of dawn. She particularly enjoys throwing a kettle bell around. She also loves walking and enjoys climbing mountains in the Welsh hills. She has recently climbed Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen Y Fan.