John Tobin

Recycling Manager

Why have you stayed with us for as long has you have?

It’s all about the people, I have met some great people inside and outside of our organisation and it great to be a part of this strong family business which I have seeing growing from strength to strength.

When did you first start with us? Had you come from else-where in the industry?

I started 9th September 1990 and I have always been in this type of industry; I was a self-employed mobile engineer for many years and gave a short time with Erith Construction as an engineer.

How have you seen the company develop during your time here?

I joined FM Conway 30 years ago and have seen the company grow from a £15 million to a £350 million company as it stands today. With continuous growth, FM Conway’s development of asphalt plants, depots, plant and its people has grown a substantial amount. I think back in 1990 we had 150 members of staff, and now that figure has grown to 1,500 which is a great achievement. 

What is your proudest moment at FM Conway?

My proudest moment whilst being at FM Conway will have to be when I was selected for my award for Freedom of the City of London.

What does a family business mean to you?

To me, a family business possesses two key elements, trust and care. Every day you are working alongside people whom you trust and care about, and with that it creates a more cohesive environment than you would find in a large corporate company.

What are you passionate about in your spare time?

I like gardening which I find very relaxing and I also enjoy playing golf.

If you hadn’t got into this line of work, what might you be doing?

I thought about going to New York and joining the NYPD.