International Women’s Day | Fresh Start Waste leading lady

Just recently the world celebrated international women’s day. Social media channels came alive featuring the many great achievements made by women in past and recent times. Here we have our own leading lady, Nicola Mcgrath.

She is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Fresh Start Waste. We thought it was a perfect time to put the female CEO under the spotlight.

Which living female person do you most admire and why?  Definitely my mother. She is a wonderful person. Strong, caring and very supportive. 

What did you want to be when you were growing up? A professional dancer.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?  I would say first of all being a mother and having a family. Secondly, being part of the Fresh Start journey from day one. Twelve years on, having been through all the growing pains and sleepless nights of a new start up, we are running 28 trucks across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and parts of Merseyside, employing over a 100 staff. Prior to that, becoming a Professional Dancer and travelling the world.  

How would you like to be remembered?  I would like to be remembered for being a truly honest, kind and determined person.

How do you relax?  Gosh, relaxation, something we should all do more of. I don’t often have the chance to switch off, but when I do, I particularly like Pilates. 

What is the most important lesson life has taught you? Have courage, be kind and never give up. 


You can follow all the very latest news from Fresh Start Waste on social media and from our very own news page. You check out all the recent, great work that Fresh Start Waste and Nicola do for the business and for charity.

To see more about Fresh Start’s waste collection, waste management, and recycling services click here or contact us

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Scott House
114 Higher Green Lane
Astley, Manchester
M29 7JB

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Unit 4,
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Bolton Road
M27 4DB


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