Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Dave heads the combined operations of British Glass and GTS in its major function of providing political and technical support to the glass community in the UK. His role includes general and commercial management of the federation support activity and financial management of the technical services organisation (GTS) to assist both glass manufacturers and users. His responsibilities include the delivery of appropriate and well focussed representation for member companies in the spheres of environmental, political and technical requirements. In addition Dave is responsible for overseeing the work of both the internal senior management team, and the expert technical staff who are retained to resolve manufacturing problems and other issues throughout the whole glass supply chain, from the manufacturing companies to their consumers.
Malcolm maintains an overview of the balance between the services provided to members and the fees structure. He is responsible for developing new services that members require, as well as identifying new membership groups that would benefit from the services that British Glass offers.Malcolm also carries out business development for Glass Technology Services maintaining a network of contacts through the glass supply chain and across associated industries. Building relationships with companies who have an interest in glass who would benefit from the services GTS can offer in failure analysis, novel glass development, mechanical testing, environmental monitoring, analysis and research development. He also helps GTS develop new services to solve new customer problems.
Theresa Green is the key point of contact for British Glass members who have a technical query. With access to a vast number of databases and library services, Theresa provides information to members. She produces a quarterly publication, the Digest of Information Patent Review from which members can order technical articles and abstracts, or non-members on a subscription/one-off basis. Theresa also provides bespoke research services. As well as providing access to a myriad of standards, both UK and international, Theresa is also the custodian of the British Glass library and archives, the only dedicated library on glass technology.
Head of Container Affairs
Rebecca’s primary role is to represent the Container Glass Sector in the UK - developing policy in relation to UK and EU recycling and waste legislation for both lobbying and promoting policy to Government, Local Authorities and other relevant NGOs to aid the UKs recycling of glass.
Rebecca is responsible for ensuring members are up to date on activities, through meetings and other forms of communication. She is responsible for overseeing the collation of industry data and analysing performance against national statistics, disseminating all relevant recycling and waste legislation to member companies and is responsible for responding to consultation papers on new and existing legislation.
She coordinates all container group communication, promotion and education activities. British Glass has over the years created various resources for all ages which are free of charge to interested parties. Including GlassWorks aimed at 5 & 11 year olds and GlassFutures aimed at 11- 15 year olds.
She regularly attends meetings and seminars with UK civil servants, Local Authorities and decision makers on the behalf of industry to help ensure that the most appropriate end-use for container glass is maximised to establish long term sustainability.
Jenni has worked on environmental matters at British Glass for over seven years. Following a degree in Physics and Astronomy, and working as a secondary school Mathematics teacher, her role at BG began with administering the data and contractual requirements for the Glass Sector Climate Change Agreements (CCA). This quickly grew into policy and negotiation of the same and thereafter the role expanded to EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and associated issues, Energy Taxes and Energy Policy and dealing with all manner of environment and energy policy, legislation and guidance issues which might affect members. Over her time at BG Jenni has also implemented an externally certified (ISO:14001) Environmental Management System for internal activities and worked as lead auditor and audit trainer within the internal quality systems.
Jenni is secretary to the Environment and Energy Committee, continues to manage the glass sector CCA and represents the glass sector at the UK Emissions Trading Group, Energy Intensive Users Group, CCA Operations liaison Group, as well as the EU Glass Alliance Europe. Jenni also interfaces with ministers and relevant press and co-ordinates all climate change and energy activities within the federation.
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Many glass making terms have entered the language: 'Shut yer gob': a molten lump of glass is called a 'gob' to which the glass blower attached a tube to blow the glass into shape. The blower had to blow hard which made his cheeks very large. Today someone with a big mouth is told they have a big gob.