Here are this year’s 25 Rising Stars of Welsh business – ambitious, entrepreneurial and driven to create.
They told Insider about their plans for the year ahead, inspiration, best decisions and life ambitions.
Below is GD Environmental’s CEO, Oliver Hazell’s profile from the article
Oliver Hazell (27)
Chief executive, GD Environmental
Hazell stepped up from the role of operations director to run Newport commercial and domestic waste handler GD Environmental this year. GD has grown quickly since his family took part in buying it in 2005.
Plan for the year
To continue growth and develop in the Welsh market, while improving internal processes to drive recycling rates within our yeards, and become part of the new Welsh forum to enable us to address the government.
Richard Branson, particularly his views on looking after staff, and not having to be an expert in all areas.
Working in Dubai gave me the chance to learn and experience life in other cultures.
To create a company that can drive change, instil good values and a culture that local communities can be proud of