Still waters run deep could have been written about Rory Wilson, Haven Recycle’s youngest production operator who, following a period of work experience, joined us as a shy but enthusiastic school leaver in the summer of 2015.

As Rory has grown in confidence within the working environment- he is punctual, capable, hardworking and fastidious – he has come out of his shell, building strong working relationships with his colleagues and showing himself to have a great sense of humour.

However, like many of our workforce, Rory has hidden depths. We knew of Rory’s passion for sport and know that he is a regular at the Paisley 2021 Stadium to watch his beloved St Mirren FC. What we only found out by chance is of Rory’s exceptional ability as an athlete. Indeed later this year he will participate in the Special Olympics GB Summer Games 2017 which takes place in Sheffield from 7 – 12 August; his second Special Olympics.

At the 2013 games, Rory won a medal for Boccia; a precision ball sport related to bowls and petanque.  However, having taken up athletics through Milldale Day Opportunities, Rory was talent spotted when he won a gold medal last year at the West of Scotland Championship at Grangemouth and has subsequently been selected to represent the West of Scotland in the 100m and sprint at this year’s Games. Eric, his coach says, ‘Rory loves to train and once he gets on that track he is like Speedy Gonzales’.  Good luck, Rory, we are all behind you.