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Guardian Environmental Solutions, Consultants & Asbestos Removal, North Yorkshire

Working Towards a Hazard Free Environment

Specialists in Asbestos Removal

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Meet the Guardian Solutions Team

Guy Sotheran - Managing Director

Guy Sotheran

Managing Director


After leaving the Royal Navy in 1996 Guy first entered the industry as a removal operative, and gradually worked my way up through the industry.

With over twenty years of experience in all levels of middle and upper management, he decided to set up Guardian Environmental Solutions.

Business partner Daniel Parr also had a similar background, between them they knew they could bring a different approach to the industry with Guardian. They have achieved this with customer satisfaction and care being the main ethos of the company.

"Our approach and delivery of the services we offer is, we believe, a totally different approach to our competitors, with regards to pricing, customer care and job completion..."


Daniel Parr - Operations Director

Daniel Parr

Operations Director


After completing a university degree Daniel decided to pursue a career within the environmental industry, specialising in Asbestos removal, surveying and analytical as his chosen field.

Daniel has experience working on sites for large blue chip companies, and individual property owners with the majority of his work being analytical, eg. air tests and clearance.

After deciding to advance his career to a management position, Daniel joined Guardian Solutions in the role of contracts manager which entails various duties including client liaison, pricing of works and the day to day job planning and running of the asbestos removal teams. Daniel is now the company's Operations Director.


Peter Kelly - Business Development Manager

Peter Kelly

Business Development Manager


Peter Kelly is our business development manager and has a broad range of knowledge and experience starting with 25 years served in the Royal Air Force, leaving in 1999 and setting up his own telecoms company working abroad in many differing countries, Germany, Portugal, Austria, Thailand, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Falkland Islands and of course the UK.

In 2016 Peter decided to leave the globe-trotting behind and settle in to work in the UK.  

He initially started working with the local council to get the experience of a normal routine working in a normal job. Although this was an enjoyable job it just wasn’t challenging enough for him. An opportunity arose with Guardian Environmental who at the time where a newly established company who 'in his view' where fresh & vibrant with clear ambitions and goals.

After an initial interview and being able to speak openly with the company director Guy Sotheran, who explained how he aims to run the company and how the various career ladders can be climbed for the right person with the right attitude, Peter applied to get on board with Guardian Environmental.

"What do you think of you move to Guardian Environmental Peter?"

"It's something new for me, challenging getting new clients on board, but Guy and the whole Guardian team are all pushing in the same direction and have a similar work ethic to myself."


Darren Greatbatch - Contracts Manager

Darren Greatbatch

Contracts Manager


Upon leaving the military (army), Darren pursued drylining and plastering as his trade. After excelling in this trade and also gaining a vast experience in the construction industry in refurbishment and development, he decided to make a change to the asbestos industry as both an operative and a contracts manager.

With Guardian Solutions now, Darren is able to use his previous experience to perfectly understand each job and devise a clear plan to carry out the work with minimal fuss. Darren is married with 3 grown-up children.

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