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Advanced Soil Treatment

Highly trained and experienced teams responding to all manner of spillages and environmental incidents

Experts in Asbestos Disposal

Experts in Soil Treatment

Executive Team

Kris Sutton, Finance Director 

Kris joined Acumen as Finance Director in 2012, having gained 20 years of experience within the finance and accountancy field. Kris’ early career was with Leeds CF&A as a Trainee Accountant, followed by 12 years with one of the largest independent media agencies in the UK. Kris is qualified as Charted Accountant MCMA, an Accounting Technician MAAT and is an Investors In People (IIP) Internal assessor.

Leon Kirk, Group Managing Director and Managing Director of Industrial Site Services

 Leon joined Acumen in 1996 and was appointed Group Managing Director in 2011. Leon has over 30 years of direct industry experience having started his career working for a multi-disciplined hazardous waste and industrial services business. Leon is a member of IOSH Directing Safely.

Andy Crossley, Managing Director of Waste Management

Andy joined Acumen as a Director in 2013. Andy has 20 years of direct industry experience, initially with Shanks in their landfill business, followed by a decade in the civil engineering and remediation industry with Buckingham Group where he was General Manager of their Land Regeneration business. Andy holds a B.Eng (Hons) in Civil Engineering from Leeds University and is a MCIWM Chartered Waste Manager.IOSH Directing Safely.

Key Contacts

Ben Dudley, Group Sales & Marketing Manager

Nicky Smith,  Asbestos Transport and Disposal

Matt Bellamy, Industrial Site Services

Tony Brittain, Tankers (Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste)

Graham Mills, Acumen Highspeed (Small Packaged Hazardous Waste)

Klaire Metcalfe, Total Waste Management

Gordon Dryden, HSEQ Advisor

Shane Bonser, Director, Acumen Pipeline Services

Perry Vos, Director,  Acumen Pipeline Services

Head Office, Knottingley

Acumen House, Headlands Lane, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, WF11 0LA

Phone: 01977 529586


Acumen Waste Services, Bowesfield Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3HF

Phone: 01977 529586

West Midlands

Acumen Waste Services, Lincoln Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV10 0DX

Phone: 01902 352100


Acumen Waste Recovery Park, The Old Brick & Tile Works, YO19 6ED

Phone: 01977 529586


Acumen Waste Services, No.2 East Office Building, East Dock Road, Immingham, Immingham Dock Estate, North East Lincolnshire, DN40 2 QJ


Keighley Office, Newbridge Industrial Estate, Pitt Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 4PQ

Phone: 0845 600 3572