Susan Meadwell

Head of Sustainability

After travelling around the country with my first ‘proper job’ I settled for a 7-year stint in Manchester at the height of the 90’s Indie scene– what a time to be alive! I did also receive a First class (Hons) degree in Environmental Science and undertook a further four years of research in sustainable agriculture and food preservation.  My interest in all things sustainable had started and I have worked across most sectors including transport, residential, commercial development of historic buildings, communities, town centre regeneration and private car parking.

Music is a big part of my life.  I spent my youth at Glastonbury and Reading festivals back when a ticket was £25! I still regularly see live music - Radiohead being my all-time favourite but Fontaines DC and Sleaford Mods have been great recent gigs.

I’m a keen supporter of the craft beer industry and regularly attend/volunteer at beer festivals locally and regionally, and in 2019  travelled to Mikkellar Beer Celebration Copenhagen.  Brewing is balancing chemistry with biological fermentation and it appeals to my inner scientist – the tasting and social scene are also big factors!

I support a couple of local animal charities and I’m on the executive board for the Huddersfield North Scouts Group where I have developed a good eye for risk management as well as improving my marshmallow toasting skills - knots are a work in progress.

What is your dream car?

Tesla Model S Performance

What is your favourite sport?

Rugby League

Which sporting team/individual do you support?

Wigan Warriors

What month is your birthday?

February

On a Sunday morning you can usually find me….

Listening to Vinyl

Name one special moment in your career

Earlier this year when a couple of my clients told me how much they appreciated my professional commitment and how much they enjoyed working with me personally.

What is your favourite food?

Most things in pastry

What quote do you live your life by?

“Chance favours the prepared mind”

What song instantly puts you in a good mood?

“Save Me” Nina Simone