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Simon Futcher


Sustainable staycations: how holidaymakers' expectations are changing

In a world that has changed significantly over the past 18 months, so-called staycations are more popular than ever. But holidaymakers expect their holiday providers to do their bit for the planet. They want to know that their waste is being recycled, and that businesses are committed to reducing their carbon footprint. Join Simon to find out how you can move towards a more sustainable future.

About Simon Futcher

Simon joined Veolia 12 years ago, where he has worked in a variety of Sales Manager roles before beginning his current position of UK Regional & Local Sales Director in March 2019. As well as the local and regional sales and account management teams, he also has responsibility for customer experience. Simon’s private development teams support Veolia''s 50,000+ UK customer base, with an annual revenue portfolio of over £240m.

Before joining Veolia, he also held senior leadership positions at both Siemens Plc and Ryder Inc.

Simon is committed to driving sustainable innovation and supporting customers to reduce their carbon footprint, alongside developing circular projects including coffee cup recycling, reverse vending and the Deposit Return Scheme. He is a strong supporter of the government''s Resources & Waste Strategy, particularly the focus on reducing food waste.

Simon holds a degree in Business Marketing from the IDM, and was also previously a professional footballer.