Two of our Senior Consultants Harriet Parke and Emma Tilbrook have won a 35 under 35 award, part of a programme organised by in partnership with Grundon, which identifies ‘young guns’ in the sector who are striving for professional excellence, promoting industry innovation and giving back to their company, local authority or community.

Harriet, based in our Bristol office, joined Eunomia in 2013 as a Junior Consultant and is now a Senior Consultant, managing Eunomia’s work on markets and infrastructure, as well as managing procurement projects and strategy developments. She has played a pivotal role in the RDF Industry Group which formed in 2015, managing the secretariat function of the group, and authoring the RDF Report and the Code of Practice.

Harriet also regularly writes for Eunomia’s environmental blog Isonomia, winning blog of the year in 2017 with her blog Period of adjustment: the case for reusable feminine hygiene products written with colleague Katherine Blacklaws. They have since been interviewed by global network ‘Be Waste Wise’ on the subject.

Harriet is also an ambassador for food waste re-distribution charity FoodCycle, having run the Bristol hub for four years. She is currently advising Bristol Food Network on their Food Waste Reduction Strategy as they work towards becoming a ‘gold’ Sustainable Food City.

On being shortlisted Harriet said:

“I’m delighted to have made it into the first 35 under 35 awards for the waste and resources sector and be amongst such great company. The range of individuals and organisations represented on the list shows there’s a lot of enthusiasm in the sector, here’s to a bright, waste free, future”

Emma Tilbrook is based in our London office and has over 10 years’ experience of working with local authorities to deliver waste and recycling services across England and Wales.

Emma’s commitment to delivering real operational change within the industry, has led her to successfully manage the mobilisation and subsequent service changes of four waste and recycling collection operations for the private sector and most recently in partnership with LB Hounslow and their Local Authority company Lampton 360 – a project that has since been shortlisted for three awards, including in the Best use of design and technology in a waste management facility category in the Awards for Excellence.

Outside of her work in operations and service implementation, Emma has previously worked for WRAP, providing local authority support across England and Wales. Her unique ability to be able to strategically design services, manage and engage with stakeholders, whilst always keeping an eye on how a scheme will work on the ground has made the work she does invaluable to her clients.

On being one of the 35 under 35 Emma said:

“I am so proud to be named one of the 35 under 35 in an industry I am so passionate about. All of the finalists have demonstrated that they are up for the challenge of steering the waste and resources sector forward over the coming decades and it’s fantastic to be named amongst such as talented group of individuals”

Lorraine Milburn, Head of Human Resources at Grundon, who was one of the judges, said:

“Grundon was delighted to play its part in this inaugural event and we were very excited to see the calibre of all those who entered. The judging was extremely tough but all are extremely worthy winners.

“It is reassuring to know that the future of our industry has such a wealth of up-and-coming talent which will stand us in good stead during the challenging times ahead. We hope these awards will develop and go on to become a real benchmark for future excellence and something that younger professionals will strive towards during their careers.”

The full list of 35 Under 35 winners can be found here.