Food Waste

Beyond Waste is a dynamic company created to make an active contribution to the global transition from a waste to a resource economy.

To assist the cause of transforming the food waste problem into an opportunity we have applied our 'hands-on' approach to develop a service supporting clients targeting food wastes to support development of processing plants. We also work with food waste producers to identify more sustainable solutions for the management of their wastes and opportunities to reduce production.

Our Track Record

Beyond Waste has built on its exceptional reputation as the leading consultancy for waste market research in the South East by applying its skills to food waste resource assessment and utilisation. We have been commissioned to undertake the following projects:

What we offer....

Market Relevant Research

  • By using our extensive network of contacts, research expertise and in-depth local knowledge.
  • Robust and credible case for development - planning and bankers.

Hands On experience

  • Design and execute research and business assists applying knowledge of sector practices and needs.
  • Business relevant recommendations and actions targeted at cost effective action.

Brokering Relationships

  • Build on trusted relationships within the field to identify win-win outcomes.
  • Develop long term supply relationships.

Carbon Footprinting

  • Using WRATE LCA model to provide robust estimates of carbon benefits of food waste diversion.
  • Reliable estimates to support the business case for diversion to use in CSR reports.

Regulatory Compliance

  • Applying our in depth knowledge of legislation and auditing expertise.
  • Commitment to cost effective compliance via estate audits.

Our Core Team

Alan Potter BSc (Hons)  MCIWM, CEnv, UKELA, IEMA (qualified auditor) 

Alan has over 25 years practical experience of waste and resource management issues in a variety of capacities (industry, local government, and the Environment Agency). He has in depth knowledge of the food waste market in the South East having led Beyond Waste's work in the field over the past 5 years.

Matt Todd (Associate) BSc, ATH

Matt has 15 years experience in waste research, with an specialism in waste from the hospitality sector.  He authored the groundbreaking publication Waste Counts which was the first 'hands on' assessment of waste arisings from the sector involving in depth audits. He has extensive experience in running applied research projects and most recently set up and managed a commercial food waste recycling trial in Oxfordshire.

Matt has worked as a lecturer at the School of Hospitality at Oxford Brookes University and is a respected commentator in the field. He has extensive industry contacts as a result. 

Paul Frith (Associate) MCIWM PGD

Paul provides independent appraisal of options, procurement support, bid evaluation and preparation. He has advised DEFRA on AD technologies managing successful completion of several major AD food waste research projects, and developing operators guide for food waste digestion 

Paul is also a Lifecycle Assessment practitioner trained in the use of the Environment Agency approved Life Cycle Assessment Tool (WRATE - Expert version) to evaluate carbon savings and other environmental aspects of waste management systems. 


Surrey County Council, Surrey Economic Partnership

  • Generation of food waste production factors for types of premises including onsite audit and measurement.
  • Estimation and mapping of organic waste resource from non municipal sources in Surrey. 
  • Identification of optimal location for processing plants accounting for MSW arisings.

Pathway to Zero Waste

  • Determination of regional landfill diversion targets for commercial food waste.
  • Identification of major food waste producers in the region & hotspot mapping.
  • Stakeholder Workshops brokering relationships between food waste suppliers and users.

Brighton & Hove City Council

  • Life Cycle Assessment of food waste diversion strategies.

East Sussex County Council

  • In depth evaluation of local food waste collection trial including assessment of SMEs participation promoters and barriers.

John Lewis Partnership

  • Advised on compliance aspects of all waste management activities across JLP Estate including food waste separation, collection and processing.

Remade South East

  • Mapping existing and proposed processing capacity to identify gaps.
  • Estimation and mapping of organic waste resource from non municipal sources in South East.
  • Develop scenarios on treatment capacity deployment. 
  • Carbon footprint the scenarios using WRATE.
  • Explore relationship between collection methods and treatment capacity.
  • Assess the potential contribution of small scale onsite solutions.


  • You've achieved more in 3 months than we achieved in 3 years!

    - A satisfied client

  • Many thanks for your continued support... You have achieved far more in a few months than we achieved in two years.

    - NetRegs development project manager, Enivronment Agency

  • We chose the right specialist consultancy to do the job.

    - John Lewis Partnership

  • Absolutely professional - I can see we are in good hands.

    - Pathway to Zero Waste

  • You've done a terrific job.

    - Another satisfied client.

  • This is a phenomenally important piece of work.

    - Professor Pat Harvey

  • Your input on this has been very much appreciated, and thanks once again for keeping me up to speed throughout the process.

    - Principal Minerals and Waste Planning Officer, West Berkshire Council

Beyond Waste

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The Square, Forest Row,
East Sussex, RH18 5ES



Tel: +44 (0) 1342 825300