About Us

Worldwide Waste Wise (WWW) was created from the original company, South West Regional Assessment Centre (SWRAC), which was established in 1996 as a WAMITAB regional centre for Competence qualifications within the wastes and resource management industry. SWRAC has grown into a large multi-discipline collegiate and we wanted WWW to maintain its original roots, as we are particularly passionate about the wastes and environmental industries as well as health and safety!

We are based in Dorset but have a large network of Associates who enable us to provide  a service to the whole of the UK. We have a personal, friendly and no nonsense approach to both our training and consultancy offer, and our pricing is based upon reasonableness and transparency. So there will never be any nasty surprises when dealing with us.

Our expertise includes: Permit applications, landfill, aerobic & anaerobic digestion, collection systems, recycling planning, waste audits, hazardous waste, construction site waste management plans and our training courses range from basic waste management awareness to level 4 competency qualifications. Between us all we’ve more than 300 years experience in waste management and health and safety!

We are members of the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management and approved trainers and assessors for WAMITAB, City and Guilds, NOCN, CIWM , CIEM and IOSH.


Adrian Gunner – Managing Director: Adrian’s waste management career started from the age of 18 as the Waste Management Trainee for the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. His specialisms include: collection/cleansing operations, recycling systems, license applications, waste separation, and composting verification. He enjoys running a mini zoo in his back garden!

Judith Ward – Director/teacher/trainer/assessor/IQA/WAMITAB EQA: Judith qualified as an ecologist and has worked in the environmental/waste sector for more than 30 years’ experience both for the public and private sector.  She is a Chartered Waste Manager and primarily manages Waste Wise.  She also assesses WAMITAB and health and safety qualifications and delivers IOSH and Waste Smart courses as well as bespoke training. She enjoys being outdoors particularly whilst gardening, walking and cycling and is a very reluctant jogger!

Tessa Bowering – peripatetic trainer/assessor/IQA: Tessa has a degree in geography and worked for Dorset County Council’s Waste Regulation section before moving to the Environment Agency. She is a Chartered Waste Manager and Environmentalist with more than 30 years of expertise including providing practical advice and training on compliance, waste audits and operator competence for a wide range of facilities. She really enjoys walking, cycling, keep fit and horseriding.

Jessica Ball – peripatetic trainer/assessor/IQA: Jessica is a Chartered Chemist and Chartered Waste Manager with 25 years’ experience in the waste and resource industry. She has considerable practical expertise in all aspects of the waste sector in particular hazardous, clinical and biological waste treatment and is qualified to provide TCM cover for a range of facility types. Jessica has extensive knowledge on environmental legislation and has developed and delivered a number of bespoke training courses on a variety of waste topics for all site types including initial and continuing competence for the statutory scheme. She enjoys walking, swimming and gardening when she has the time!

Peter Thomas – peripatetic trainer/assessor:  Peter has a degree in Civil Engineering and is a Chartered Waste Manager with more than 30 years‘ experience in the waste and resource sector.  He has previously held senior management positions within Wimpey Waste Management and at Director level for Hemmings Waste Management Ltd so is well qualified to provide business and commercial advice – specialising in SMEs.  He’s particularly good at providing environmental, health and safety and permitting advice and can provide TCM cover to a wide range of facilities. Peter enjoys playing hockey particularly touring festivals, cycling and running.

Mark Sykes – peripatetic trainer/assessor: Mark is a qualified chemist experienced in hazardous, non-hazardous and clinical waste involving landfills, treatment plants and transfer stations. Holding both environmental and health and safety qualifications – he wide range of experience operating sites and managing people in large multinational organisations.  He is great at providing training and advice covering health and safety, environmental, operational, commercial, financial and compliance issues as well as TCM cover.  He likes to spend his spare time enjoying long walks with the dog and doing a weekly Park Run.

Phil Rees – peripatetic trainer/assessor: Phil is a trained chemist and health and safety professional with considerable experience in landfill sites, transfer stations, treatment operations, contaminated land and land spreading and health and safety since 1990. He specialises in health and safety advice and training including IOSH and TCM cover and training, as well as Environmental Permitting compliance.  His leisure interests include his motor cars, gardening and family.

Ian Smith – peripatetic trainer/assessor:  As a chemist, Ian has more than 30 years’ experience in hazardous waste management, offering technical and health and safety advice as well as TCM cover and training. He is also very experienced in the safe sorting and packing of chemicals for onward disposal.  In his spare time he can be found in the summer watching cricket and in the winter sadly following Luton Town round the country!

Fiona Cummins – peripatetic trainer/assessor:  Fiona is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has worked in the waste industry for 17 years, she is experienced with working with people from a variety of backgrounds including Landfill, Municipal, Local Authorities, Transfer Stations and Energy from Waste from Operative Level to Senior Management Level.  She has also assisted in the waste industry in piloting the CMS.  In her spare time Fiona can be found with her family, she loves travelling and also working on new initiatives.

Clare Cowdrey – peripatetic trainer/assessor: Claire is a Chartered Waste Manager and has a wealth of experience in auditing and compliance within the waste sector having worked for over 13 years as an Environment Officer and a Waste Regulatory Specialist for the Environment Agency.  Claire’s experience also includes working as a consultant in the waste industry offering advice and guidance to a variety of businesses including permitting advice and application submissions as well as fire prevention plans. She currently manages over 5ha of protected land and species in her role as Environmental Protection Officer for the MOD. Claire has two young children that keep her busy and when she’s not at home she can be found in the gym!

Kim Best – Office Manager:  Kim is our Office Manager and has been with Waste Wise since its inception, having previously worked for SWRAC for 12 years. She handles all aspects of the office administration, including the accounts, registering candidates and claiming their awards, preparing course paperwork and associated logistics. She loves going on holidays!