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New Head of People at Charles Trent recently announced

Charles Trent recently announced the appointment of Angela Piromalli as the new Head of People. Angela, who was previously the Head of Recruitment at Charles Trent, has been promoted to this new position. The company is enthusiastic about the promising plans and projects that Angela has in store for this role.


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Angela Piromalli

Neil Joslin, COO, comments:

“I’m delighted at Angela’s appointment in this key new role for our business. As we drive continuous improvement into our operations, this role will focus specifically on our People Strategy as we seek to attract, engage and retain the best talent. Angela has been an ambassador for our People since her very first day and I know that her experience complimented by her naturally inclusive and collaborative approach will play a key part in helping the company achieve its goals and growth plans.”

Charles Trent Ltd has become one of the leading vehicle recycling experts in the UK, delivering solutions to reduce motoring costs for the public and trade since its establishment in 1926. The company has an annual turnover of approximately £30 million and employs more than 200 staff. As a fourth-generation family-run business, Charles Trent has accumulated over 95 years of experience across all sectors of the auto recycling and vehicle management industry.

The company has consistently invested in its operations, staff, processes, and services, positioning itself at the forefront of the vehicle recycling industry. Charles Trent strives to provide quality services and personalised experiences to its clients. The company collects, stores, processes, and resells nearly 50,000 vehicles each year from its two sites located in Poole, Dorset, and Rugby, Warwickshire. Its sites are equipped with specialist vehicle dismantling and depolluting equipment, allowing it to recycle over 95% of each vehicle that arrives on-site. Charles Trent has worked with some of the largest insurance companies in the UK.


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Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

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