Jonathan Straight is an award-winning entrepreneur and a frequent speaker at Buy Yorkshire.

He is best known for founding the UK’s leading supplier of waste and recycling containers, the eponymous Straight plc, which he exited in an eight-figure deal in 2014.

Since then he has been involved with several businesses, start-ups, social enterprises and charities. He is Brand Ambassador for food recyclers Approved Food, a director of The Tetley, the Leeds-based contemporary arts and learning centre, a director of water-saving NGO Waterwise and is a trustee of The Real Junk Food Project among other positions.