The Founders

Discover the faces behind our company.


Gavin Lawrenson

Managing Director

Gavin is a chartered Chemical Engineer and Chartered Wastes Manager with over 20 years’ experience, including 10 years in the waste treatment and recycling sector in the UK.  
Gavin still supports the South African Rugby and Cricket teams though...


Andy Heath

Finance Director

Andy is a F.C.A. qualified Senior Finance Professional.  Andy’s 28-year career has to-date encompassed a broad international experience in a range of businesses from start-ups to strategic alliances.  
It is Andy's fault that Gavin supports Stoke City F.C.


Phil Jennings

Operations Director

Phil is an accomplished Operations Manager with a 30-year track record of continuous achievement and team leadership across a range of key industries including Renewable Energy, Paper Manufacture and Converting, Flour Milling, Warehousing, Storage and Distribution.
Phil is something of a Panto legend in his hometown of Burscough.


Dean Smith

Non-Exec Director

Dean has an admirable track record in successful business start-ups and astute investment.  With investments and directorships in companies ranging from IT platform to medical technology development (to name but a few), he brings a wealth of experience to the Lazarus Polymers Board.