Property public relations firm PPS Group has appointed Steve Sanders as account director based at its Manchester office.
Sanders was previously account director at the Manchester office of PR company Paver Smith, following a period with SKV Communications, and began his new role on Tuesday.
He will work with clients including waste management companies Waste Recycling Group, SITA and Biffa on a nationwide basis.
Rebecca Eatwell, head of waste and resources, is working alongside Sanders.
He said: "During the last decade, I have been fortunate enough to work at some of the region's leading communications consultancies and I greatly value the experiences I have had and acquaintances I have made.
"The opportunities available to those agencies which are in tune with the emerging policy framework and commercial drivers are considerable. I look forward to playing my part in helping PPS Group deliver high quality services to existing clients and to further developing the client portfolio."
PPS, which celebrates its 21st anniversary this year, specialises in areas of waste infrastructure, property, regeneration and planning.
Other clients of PPS include Barratt Homes, Capital Shopping Centres, Countryside, Hammerson, HSBC, Laing Homes, Land Securities, Redrow, Sainsbury's, Taylor Woodrow, United Utilities, and Wimpey Homes.