Managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, Jacqueline O’Donovan, was crowned Outstanding Woman in Construction at the prestigious Women in Construction Awards last week.
Jacqueline O’Donovan has run the family firm, which provides waste management services to the construction and demolition sector, since 1984. She is a passionate pioneer of construction logistics safety and increasing the recovery of recyclable material from myriad of waste produced on construction sites.
She is also an important role model for women in the waste and construction industries and champions women in senior management roles, providing mentoring support for a number of women within O’Donovan and elsewhere in the industry.
Jacqueline O’Donovan wins Outstanding Woman in Construction Award
On her win, Jacqueline commented: “It was a huge honour to be recognised as the Outstanding Woman in Construction 2016.
“At O’Donovan we have worked tirelessly to improve the safety of vehicles servicing London’s construction industry and the sector’s sustainability credentials by improving recovery and recycling rates. It was wonderful to have this hard work recognised in this way, particularly as there were so many inspirational women in the room.”
Founded in 1959, family-run O’Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd aims to lead the way in safe, green and efficient waste operations across London. Based in north London with three sites and 140 employees, O’Donovan offers a wide range of services including skip hire, roll on/off bins, waste transfer stations, tipper and grab lorry services, recycled aggregates, roadsweepers, wheelie bins and demolition services.
O’Donovan is passionate about the waste industry and about working as safely and sustainably as possible. The company champions a range of ongoing initiatives which demonstrate top-down commitment and as such is widely regarded within the construction, waste and logistics industry as a champion for health and safety, training and environmental excellence.
The company is a Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety (CLOCS) Champion and Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold operator (held for over four consecutive years).
O’Donovan has invested heavily in waste processing and ensures the maximum is recycled or re-used. Recycled aggregates are produced using state-of-the-art equipment, as per the WRAP quality protocol before going on to be reused in construction and infrastructure projects. All of its recycled materials come with a British Standard quality certification. By demonstrating excellence in environmental practice across the sector, O’Donovan recycles an average of 99 per cent of all waste collected each month.
O’Donovan is also a certified training centre, approved by JAUPT (DCPC) and British Safety Council (BSC).
To find out more about O’Donovan Waste Disposal, visit www.odonovan.co.uk.