Meet the Team

Our Team… Great Service. Great People. We’re a team of thinkers, doers and go-getters, putting the customer at the heart of everything we do. Our secret to a successful business is simply working with the right people.

Chris Beatty

Head of Crown Environmental

I’m Chris. I started my career with the Crown Group back in 2006, making me one of the longest standing members in the Senior Management Team. I first joined the company as Business Development Manager, where I was responsible for bringing in new business, particularly in the construction industry.

In 2014, I was lucky to be given the opportunity to manage the newly formed company, Crown Environmental. Armed with a laptop, phone and a pen, I went off into the wilderness to bring in the business as Sales Manager.

“Nearly 5 years on, through continued success, Chris has risen to the position of Head of Crown Oil Environmental. Responsible for the whole of the business, his professionalism and entrepreneurial skills have enabled him to be a focused leader with a clear passion for success”.

Outside of work?

I’m a big fan of Bolton Wanderers and follow their ups and downs (mainly downs!) all over the country. I also have a passion for nice cars and fast bikes.

Andy Green

Head of Sales

I’m Andy and I joined the Crown Group in summer 2018, with the aim to help the company build on its success. As a former Customer Services Director with a background in people development, I’m passionate about developing long-lasting customer relationships.

At Crown Environmental, I’m responsible for the Account Management Team and Engineers, where I’m keen to create a great atmosphere for the team so they can deliver great service to our customers.

“Andy has thrown himself into the role with the latest customer satisfaction results showing that an 96% of Crown Environmental customers would recommend the service to a friend or colleague. He’s an asset to the business.”

Outside of work?

I’m kept busy by my two daughters and following my beloved Manchester City. I would like to point out however, that I’ve been supporting them for a long time and I haven’t just jumped on the back of their recent success!

David Webb

Head of Operations

I’m Dave. I head up the Operations Team here at Crown Environmental and also get involved with Project Management. I’ve worked at Crown since 2014, where I’ve gained vast experience in the logistics sector. I’m also known to roll my sleeves up and get stuck in, cleaning tanks and uplifting fuel.

Before moving to Crown, I worked on the warehouse floor at a wholesale company, where I completed my forklift licence, LVM and OFTEC FT 600a certificate. During this time, I was able to improve processes and increase efficiency.

“At Crown Environmental, Dave understands the entire sales cycle and is well-known in the business for his technical knowledge and his ability to get things done. His hands-on experience means he is the ideal man to lead our Operations Team in the next period of growth.”

Outside of work?

I’m a proud father to two children and an avid Man United and Salford Reds fan. My first love…cars also keeps me busy as well as going to the gym.

Craig Rodgers

Business Development Manager

Hi I’m Craig. Born on November 2, 1982, I share my birthday with TV Channel 4 and am one of Crown Environment’s longest serving Account Managers.

Born and raised in Heywood, I worked in IT sales for a number of years, where I gained key account and project management experience. I then moved to Crown Oil where I worked in oil sales for a while, however my background in IT enabled me to quickly move into the Environmental Team to become the company’s data centre expert.

“Craig has excelled at helping companies to keep their fuel stocks replenished and their tanks clean. His passion for the customer and getting things done means he is a perfect fit the business.”

Outside of work?

My time is taken up by my three children, partner Kelly and cat. I’d prefer a dog - but don’t tell the cat (or Kelly!) I’m also a big Bury FC fan.

Dan Penrose

Business Development Manager

I’m Dan. I’m an Account Manager here at Crown Environmental, where I predominantly work on large scale jobs. I have worked at the Crown Group since 2016, where I have gained a lot of experience in the public sector and working with large blue-chip companies. I work with customers to meet the environmental needs of their business and also regularly get involved with cleaning tanks and uplifting fuels as I enjoy hands-on work.

Before moving to Crown, I worked in the motoring industry at Honda, where I learnt my trade, before progressing to Sales Manager at Mercedes and then Audi. I’m passionate about building long term relationships with my customers and I’m really proud that my customers always come back for repeat business.

“At Crown Environmental, Dan works with customers to deliver a tailored solution to meet the needs of their business. He ensures they are fully prepared for any eventuality, emphasising the importance of backup fuel and a tank being fit for purpose.”

Emma James

Business Development Manager

I’m Emma. I’ve worked at Crown Environmental since February 2018, where I gained experience in a number of sectors before settling into the role of Business Account Manager. I’m known in the office for being a customer advocate, being very vocal and for getting things done.

My background is varied; I’ve worked in sales, nursing (emergency medicine) and management – I’ve pretty much done it all! I thrive under pressure and enjoy pushing boundaries (I’d like to think in the right direction...) We have a great team here at Crown Environmental and I’m proud to work alongside each and every one of them.

“Emma has grown within her new role building relationships with customers of all types in all industries. Her passion towards her work and for the customer instils her place within the company, making her a great asset to the team.”

Outside of work?

I’m a devoted mum to two beautiful children, aged 17 and 12, so my spare time is taken up by being taxi of mum most evenings and weekends (no rest for the wicked!) On the rare occasion that I get some free time, I’m either enjoying the peace and quiet at home or partying and nursing a 3-day hangover.

Zoe Kallee

Operations Support

I’m Zoe and I’ve worked at Crown Environmental since May this year. Initially, I was brought in to support the Business Development Managers, however I have now moved into the Operations Team to help transform the service levels. My background is in retail so the move to an office was a major lifestyle change but I’ve settled in well.

“Zoe has gone from strength to strength arranging and organising our team of Engineers to ensure our customers are kept up to date with the progress of their jobs. She’s known in the office and out in the field for her cheery attitude and happy “Hiya!” whenever you meet her.”

Outside of work?

I love socialising and spending time with my family. On a Sunday I enjoy a good long walk in the countryside to help clear my mind of the stresses of Crown Environmental! (Only joking...)

Paul Wilson

Compliance Manager

I’m Paul and I have a lot of experience within the coal, steel, chemical and waste industries.
Starting my career aged 16 as a Gardener/Groundsman, I’ve had a varied career; working as
as a Maintenance Fitter/Welder, Transport Manager, Operations Manager, COTC Manager and Managing Director within many trades. In 2005, I settled in the fuel and oil sector, where I developed and managed ISO Quality, and Health & Safety and Environmental Systems.

I joined Crown Environmental in July 2017, with the aim to help the business gain ISO accreditations, which we obtained in early 2018. I also manage and maintain the company’s environmental and health & safety compliance.

“Paul’s experience adds huge value to the Sales and Operational Teams, helping to tender and win many customers. Paul is the ‘Go to Guy’ and our very own Yoda! Supporting all of the teams, he is known for his fountain of knowledge, skills and excellent relationships within the fuel, oil and waste industry”.

Outside of work?

I’m a proud Grandfather of many, which takes up most of my time!

Paul Kennedy

Business Development Manager

I'm PK, the southern connection to the office. I originally moved up to Bury 18 months ago from Milton Keynes.

I have 15 years' experience in different industries, but with the ultimate goal of giving the customer the best service. Account management and sales come hand in hand and I thrive on the excitement of new business being generated.

"PK prides himself on his organised working style and excellent phone manner. He always understands the customer's needs and has many different ways of dealing with projects. I can see PK going a long way within COE with this excellent work ethic."

Outside of work?

I have an 8 year old daughter who I love and also my home football team, Arsenal. I've supported them all my life through the good times (season unbeaten) to the bad times!

Shane Duthie

Business Development Manager

I'm Shane and I've ventured over to England on a gap year from South Africa before I go to university to Study Corporate Law. I am keen to develop myself further by travelling around Europe and working in another country.

I pride myself on the having the versatility to deal with jobs of any size without compromising on the attention, quality and ensuring our customers have a great experience. I have already found my speciality; working with aircraft companies, which is ideal for me as I'm an aviation fanatic.

Outside of work?

I'm an avid Manchester United supporter and also play club rugby at the weekend.

Our Team… Great Service. Great People. We’re a team of thinkers, doers and go-getters, putting the customer at the heart of everything we do. Our secret to a successful business is simply working with the right people.