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WasteQuoteSupermarket.com welcomes former Verastar tech heavyweight

WasteQuoteSupermarket.com welcomes former Verastar tech heavyweight

AS Head of Software at business services switching provider Verastar, Chris Gee (top, left) played an integral role in increasing revenues to over £170 million.

Now, the utility tech dynamo has joined leading impartial commercial waste comparison company, WasteQuoteSupermarket.com, as Chief Technology Officer as the business continues in its mission to disrupt the B2B waste management market.

Gee will bring almost two decades of experience in defining and embedding strong technical growth strategies and building world-class technical teams in order to position WasteQuoteSupermarket.com as the leading tech platform for B2B waste, recycling, sustainability and carbon reduction services.

His appointment reunites him with ex-Verastar CEO, Chris Earle, who joined WasteQuoteSupermarket.com last summer as an investor and shareholder.

Chris Gee commented: “Despite playing an integral role in transforming Verastar into a multimillion-pound business, I’m passionate about working with start-ups and small businesses with potential. I love a challenge and the chance to make a difference. I’m already learning so much about the waste industry from CEO and Founder, Carl Bennett – and working together, I believe we have the perfect balance of industry knowledge and tech expertise to exceed our goals in the next 12 months and beyond.”

WasteQuoteSupermarket.com was founded by Carl Bennett (top, right), who wanted to disrupt the UK’s fragmented waste management sector, worth £11 billion, by reinventing how businesses access and compare their second-largest utility expense after energy. By combining 25 years of experience in the waste sector and developing industry-leading AI technology, the comparison and switching platform has been able to offer impartial waste management deals to over 7,500 businesses.

The pioneering data-driven platform partners with waste service providers to provide instant comparisons on a wide scope of business waste services including trade, commercial and industrial services, all types of recycling, shredding, skips, bulky waste, hazardous, WEEE, clinical waste, and washroom services. It does this through an effective combination of sourcing, aggregating and converting business into new contracts for the waste service providers, directly matching the two parties together through the company’s bespoke AI virtual waste expert – a key USP that will ultimately showcase a full array of deals and resource-efficient options at scale.

Carl Bennett, WasteQuoteSupermarket Founder and CEO, comments: “For far too long, despite being one of the main cost outlays for businesses, waste has taken a back seat. However, as economic, social and political forces gather momentum to persuade businesses to be more resource-efficient, we’re perfectly placed to maximise this accelerating area of interest by helping businesses to save money and do the right thing – all through our tech-enabled platform. 

“We are delighted to welcome Chris Gee to our team. His vast experience in delivering industry-leading technical strategies is second to none, and we’re excited to evolve our technology to ensure ALL businesses have instant access to good value waste management deals that are tailored to their needs. Until now, the SME business waste market was almost untouched by technology, and we intend to be at the forefront of the drive towards digital transformation in our sector.”

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