Ben Maccorquodale

Business Information Manager, Zero Waste Scotland

I've worked for more than 15 years in a variety of management roles in the public and private sectors. I come from a sales and marketing background but have recently moved into Records Management having come to understand the value of data in decision making and the need to use solid principles of information management to nurture and grow the value of that information.

Whatever project I'm engaged with, I always look to understand what is known before making decisions and affecting change. Whether it be in supporting my teams or devising projects, I believe good work starts with a clear insight into the available information.

I currently work for an organisation who is focussed on supporting Scottish business to reduce their energy, water and waste use and to fund innovation in the developing sector, the Circular Economy. Our business relies on evidence and data. My role is to ensure we are collecting and using that data to make sound business decisions. 

Session Details


Tuesday 23rd May: 11:15am - 11:45am
Zero Waste Data - A Study in Valuing Information by Zero Waste Scotland


Zero Waste Scotland is a programme concerned with carbon reduction and the environment, Funded by Government 

In 2015 we had to start a process of records management and Improvement so our business can prove its value as a leader on the world stage in resource efficiency. 

We've convinced our business to invest in us and our vision. 10% of our head count of staff are directly engaged in aspects of records management. 

Underlining this case study is the message that in order to make record management an asset, we must first prove to our staff that there is value in this information. 

Topic: Lessons from Scotland - case studies and best practices from our host country

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