Ian Sheppard is Managing Director of Metal Recycling at EMR, a global leader in recycling and sustainable materials.
Part of the Sheppard family, who built EMR from a single site in Rochdale to the global leader it is today, Ian has been involved in metal recycling from an early age. Always enthusiastic about the industry, he has worked in a variety of roles, from yard to weighbridge, back office to head office, throughout his 20 year career so far.
Ian cares passionately about the industry and the people who work in it. As Board Member of the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) he supports the work the Association does with members many of which are family businesses and share similar origins to EMR’s.
Ian has also spearheaded EMR’s community giving programme, Young Futures Reimagined, aimed at building bright futures for young and disadvantaged people across the UK.