Quercus Corporate Finance expands waste sector coverage

March 26, 2018
Andrew Clegg

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the appointment of Jo Pearson to its Senior Advisory Board and follows the appointment of Mark Whelan as a Partner last year. This latest senior appointment endorses the firm’s position of financial advisor of choice for businesses in the waste management, recycling and industrial services sectors.

Jo spent 30 years building up the family business, Pearsons Group, to become one of the leading waste management and recycling businesses in East Anglia. Jo was an early adopter of recycling, recognising the economic and environmental benefit of diverting waste from disposal and generating valuable secondary commodities. The business invested heavily in state of the art, strategically located facilities in the region, and was one of the first to develop multi plastics segregation and subsequent export. Having acquired five complementary businesses, Pearsons Group was sold to Viridor in 2010.  Jo, is a Member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, was a board member of Recoup and also sat on WRAP’s construction recycling committee.

Quercus Partner Mark Whelan, who advised Jo and his family on the sale to Viridor, commented.

“The role of the Senior Advisor is a key differentiator for us at Quercus - a major transaction is a unique experience for most entrepreneurs and therefore having people like Jo on the team who have successfully completed a similar journey provides our clients with real sector insight and added value and I am excited about working with Jo again.”

Nick Standen, Quercus Chairman added:

"I am delighted that Jo has decided to join us. His sector knowledge combined with Mark’s means that we can now offer our clients a unique proposition; 55 years’ experience of the waste and recycling sectors.”

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