Meet the Team
ALAN O'BRIEN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Alan began his career as a quantity surveyor before starting his own building business in 1979.
Since then, Alan's business and entrepreunial interests have taken in a wide range of sectors including B2B activity and commercial properties.
Alan entered the shredding market in 1999 with his first mobile shredding vehicle operating out of Manchester.
Shred Easy now operates on a nationwide basis with a fleet of 32 vehicles.
Born in Manchester, Alan now lives in Wilmslow and has a son and daughter. Though a Manchester United supporter, he is also a Manchester City sympathiser as both his son and close friend are City supporters.
JIM WATSON, MANAGING DIRECTOR
Having qualified as a CIMA accountant in 1982, Jim relocated to Northampton undertaking a number of financial director roles for various medium to large food companies.
In 1988, he decided to use his expertise to set up his own sales training and development consultancy. In 1990, Jim worked with Plysu and was heavily involved in joint recycling initiatives. Before entering the shredding market, Jim specialised in turnarounds with news media, engineering and plastics businesses.
In 2005, Jim joined Alan O'Brien to build the UK's biggest and best shredding company. He is currently managing director and shareholder of Shred Easy.
A proud Yorkshire man, born and raised in Leeds, he is a committed Leeds United fan. Jim enjoys running, playing and watching sport. He has a keen interest in financial derivatives and is a major fan of Tony Robbins.
LOIS O'BRIEN, DIRECTOR
As well as a director of Shred Easy, Lois is also the Company Secretary and manages the Company's Accounts department.
Lois is also heavily involved with a number of charitable causes and is responsible for Shred Easy's continued association with the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. She also works in conjunction with the Halle Orchestra and the NSPCC delivering a number of successful fundraising events, including last year's "A Hot Summer Night" which raised over £30,000 for the two charities.
THE SHRED EASY TEAM
Our state of the art headquarters, in Manchester's thriving Trafford Park, houses the company's central support, sales and operations functions which includes Customer Services, Sales & Marketing, Operations, Transport, Logistics, Accounts and Administration.
Our dedicated Customer Service team is available from 09.00 to 17.15, Monday to Friday, ready to make your shredding service as smooth as possible.
CHRIS ORRELL, OPERATIONS MANAGER ROB SHINGLETON, TRANSPORT MANAGER
NIALL O'HAGAN, SALES ANUSREE SAHA, MARKETING