We Are Innovative.
We Are Accountable.
We Are Safety Conscious.
With The Highest Integrity.
We Pride Ourselves On Quality.
Our Leadership Team
We’ve built a team that are knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated.
Our team are essential for our continued growth. We see every member as a talent with the possibility to fuel LCM Environmental to the next level.
After a 20 year career in IT and Technology, Chris sold his software business in 2010 and made the move into the Energy business, focused on the oil distribution industry. Having launched a Fuel Distributor in West Yorkshire – Craggs Energy in 2011, he now acts as CEO for the ‘Craggs Energy Group’, which includes Craggs Energy, Craggs Fuel Cards, Antha Ltd (a UK wide online fuel distribution business) and LCM Environmental (a UK wide oil and fuel services business).
Group sales of around £50m in 2018, all parts of the business are driving change and bringing new approaches and ideas into their individual marketplace. Driven by Chris’s determination to invest and then leverage the latest technologies and a strong focus on strategic partnerships, all parts of the group have been able to grow very quickly into significant players in their specific markets.
Group Managing Director
Richard is passionate about using his trained business tools to maximise opportunity through education, analysis and implementation. He’s a strategic planner with significant experience in delivering challenging projects within timeframes and ahead of or on budget.
Throughout his 27 years operating globally as a Senior Military Leader in the Royal Marines, he focused on operational planning and delivery – tried and tested in benign and operational conditions.
He joined the ‘Craggs Energy Group’ in August 2017 with an aim to conduct a 3-month review of Craggs Environmental Ltd but after only 3-months, he was promoted to the role of Managing Direct for all of the companies within the group. His leadership was instrumental through the acquisition, change and integration process of ‘Clovemead Fuel Systems’ and ‘LCM Environmental Ltd.’
In his spare time, Richard enjoys all forms of exercise but primarily skiing. He used to be a keen rugby player but, with age, he’s accepted that it is now better to watch rather than play!
Operations / QHSE Director
Jeremy’s first job was at a fuels distribution business where he worked for 6 years before joining the ‘Craggs Energy Group’ in 2012, he then transferred to our environmental division in 2019; totalling 15 years worth of experience in the fuels and environmental sector.
At LCM Environmental, Jeremy is responsible for group compliance and health and safety. He develops all necessary policies, procedures and training to ensure safe and healthy working environments across all locations both on and off site.
Jeremy’s qualifications include: * BSc Business Management * NEBOSH * WAMITAB * Transport Manager CPC * DGSA
Technical / Commercial Director
Paul brings to LCM Environmental over 30 years’ experience in the fuel industry after starting as a petroleum pipe fitter in 1991.
Since then, he’s progressed to becoming Divisional Manager of national fuel systems and environmental divisions before joining us 2 years ago as our Operations Director.
Paul has a wealth of technical knowledge, including problem-solving and critical-thinking direct all our operational activities to ensure our projects are effective and efficient.
Ben is an integral cog in our machine and one of our longest serving team members! Born on the border of Lancashire and Yorkshire, he’s proud to call both counties ‘home’. Since graduating from his master’s degree in Marketing and Management, following his ebusiness undergraduate degree, he’s spent 12 years in the fuel industry. He’s a pro’ in all things marketing and networking overseeing the wider ‘Craggs Energy Group’s marketing activities and strategy. Outside of work, he is a keen follower of England Rugby and holds a license for clay pigeon shooting – which he claims to be ‘reasonably successful’ at!
Matthew comes with a full history of working in finance, from leaving school he quickly moved onto an apprenticeship as an accountant for a local chocolate production company. Matthew found his way into the fuel industry in 2010 where he worked for fuels distribution business, before joining ‘the Craggs Group’ as a Finance Manager in January 2013, eventually transferring over to our environmental division in May 2020.
Matthew is a dynamic Finance Manager bringing fresh ideas, processes and procedures to the finance function for the business along the way.
In his spare time, Matthew is very much a family man with 2 children, a wife and a Dalmatian dog. A lifelong Manchester Utd fan and season ticket holder, also a lover of all sports. Once of a day a football and cricket player, now a spectator and golf player as old father time has caught up.
Head Of Sales
Phillip has had an interesting Sales and Marketing career in the Fuels industry, that began over twenty years ago, with Texaco, looking after a network of Service Stations, and later managing the Sales and Operations of bulk storage in the UK, selling Distillates (diesel, gas oil and kerosene) and Heavy Fuel oil to Distributor, Marine and industrial customers. As well as working for Gilbarco Veeder-Root, selling fuelling equipment (petrol pumps and gauging) and maintenance contracts to strategic accounts, Phillip has also worked, leading sales teams, selling fuel specialist construction, installation and facilities management to customers holding on-site fuel.
Phillip is married with three children and, time permitting, has an interest in reading, spanning a range of interests from theology and philosophy at one end, to science at the other end of the spectrum, with 19th century classical English literature falling somewhere in-between. To open a book is to open a window to the world and open a door to the imagination.
Joseph is our very own home-grown team member! He attended an open day 6 years ago because our fuel distribution division was recruiting for a ‘Sales Apprentice’. After managing a range of successful projects across different aspects of the group, Joseph has settled within our environmental division and leading our sales team. He utilises his skills of adaptability and his ardent attitude to thrive within a challenge to our company.
In his spare time, he’s an avid cyclist, footballer and lover of the outdoors (but not camping!) he also has a number of horses which take up a lot of his and his fiancee’s time. He admits he enjoys a good night out and also any opportunity to eat good food.
Senior Technical Manager
Kirk has an extensive 20 year background in the oil and energy industry. His family started a South African company called: ‘Siyakha’ (meaning “We Build Together” in Zulu), specialising in pump and tank installations, civils and building works, including all associated works and subsequent maintenance to all major Oil and Petrol companies such as: Shell, Engen, Total, BP etc.
2012 saw him relocate back to the UK where he’s worked for a few prominent companies in the industry before settling with us at LCM Environmental as our pioneering Senior Technical Manager.
He applies his negotiation, operations management, environmental compliance, legislation and regulation, management, and account management skills to all our projects. His experience in a wide variety of business sectors always brings a fresh perspective to the table making sure LCM Environmental will flourish in its next stage.
His journey into the environmental engineering industry started when he was 20 years old with a Leeds based family-firm; as a confined space tank cleaner following his return from South Africa playing sports. He gained several years of site experience: decommissioning, cleaning and installing various oil storage tanks from underground storage tanks (UST) to heavy fuel oil (HFO) tanks – nationwide. After a few years of working on site and undertaking some essential qualifications and certificates he decided it was time to move into a more office based role because of his sports injuries.
He developed into an operations role within a civils company and completed health & safety qualifications including his NEBOSH general certificate. He has now been with LCM Environmental since November 2020, as our Project Manager and leads our civils, decommissioning and interceptor services. He also assists our operations team with general day-to-day operations and health & safety plus surveying and site visits. He occasionally gets his hands dirty and heads out onto site from time-to-time when his body allows him too!
He is looking forward to his future here with us and the opportunities that will continue to progress his knowledge and experience and build on his last 7 years in the industry.