The transport department brings military precision to their ranks

Recycling Lives’ transport department has welcomed a new member of staff this month, in the shape of former front line soldier and military transport driver, John O’Connor!

39-year-old John first joined the Army in 1990, spending eight years as a front line soldier with the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment, after which, he transferred into the Royal Logistic Corps to become a driver, instructor and examiner. Over the course of his 21 years in the Army, John has become an expert in all kinds of military vehicles and has been on operational tours to Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosavo, Iraq and Afghanistan.

John is a Preston lad and lives locally with his wife of 18 years, Alison, and their teenage daughter and son. He enjoys walking, playing golf and is, of course, a Preston North End Fan, which means that he’ll fit right in!

Recycling Lives is the first organisation that John applied for a job with after leaving the Army: he was looking for a local company with an ethical agenda and felt he’d found a good match with Recycling Lives.

We’re thrilled to be able to welcome such a skilled individual on board and wish John every success in his new role!