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Lucy Annett and Sarah Webb are the founders of SLM Waste Management, which continues to enjoy growth through partnership working and maintaining high standards throughout the business

SLM Waste Management is a solely female-owned waste company, which has been trading for two years. This has been both challenging and immensely rewarding for company directors Lucy and Sarah and all their hard work is starting to pay off.

Covering all aspects of waste management, SLM offers a complete one-stop shop for customers. It provides a personalised and bespoke service in all areas whilst achieving sustainability, innovation, diversity, equal opportunity, and transparency. The business also holds ISO Certification for the 14001, 9001 and 45001 standards, guaranteeing that work will be carried out safely and to the highest standards.

Company founders Lucy and Sarah are both members of WeConnect, which connects verified, women-owned businesses with member buyers.

While SLM’s client base is mainly in London and the South East, it has the supplier chain network to cover the whole of the UK, offering total waste management and facilities management for a range of businesses. Lucy and Sarah strive to deliver the personal touch and can advise you on ways to maximise recycling and work towards carbon neutrality whilst delivering the best value for your business.

Our business requires the personal service and efficiency is key to us. Total facilities management is what SLM provides to an outstanding professional level. Totally taken care of by Lucy and Sarah

“Sarah and I started SLM during the pandemic in 2020 after we both found ourselves made redundant due to the sale of the company we were previously employed by, along with the beginnings of the pandemic,” says Lucy. “We decided to start up on our own and haven’t looked back since. I won’t pretend it’s not been tough and hard work, but I am extremely proud of what we have achieved in the last two years that we have been building the business. Exciting times ahead!”

“Lucy and I are working hard to expand and build on the strong foundations we have already achieved, building new relationships and working with diversity teams within the FM market and our ever-growing supplier chain,” says Sarah.

Between them, Lucy and Sarah have over 20 years’ experience in the waste industry and strive to provide both an efficient and reliable service. They build relationships with their clients and suppliers so they maintain a strong structure to their business core.

They are fully licensed waste disposal operators and can provide the relevant certification on request.