FXW director Simon Harrison said: "Mr Firman has a track record of achievement in waste management and he is now making his specialist skills available to industry operators.
RAISING STANDARDS: DRN managing director Andy Firman, left, with FXW director Simon Harrison, centre, and FXW adviser Ben Stitfall
MONEY MEN: New appointments at FXW
, from left, Steve Symes, Keith Thomas and Martin Leech, with FXW
director Simon Harrison
The alliance has been engineered by Gary Powling of Millfield Consulting and Mike Hayden, who heads the Swansea office of FXW.
Like FXW, Millfield is independent so we are not tied to any particular financial products or institutions.
FXW director Paul Crane said: "If you look at the respective competencies, customer satisfaction and achievements of both FXW and Millfield, then the fit is obvious.
FXW director Paul Crane said: "In his 10 years maintaining Cardiff Backpackers as the number one hostel in Wales, Sion has proved he knows what the market wants and can deliver.
BUCKING TREND: Sion Llewelyn, left, of the Nos Da hostel with Paul Crane of FXW Commercial Finance.
FXW currently employs nine, with further recruitment in the pipeline.
FXW also has a sister company, FXW Financial Planning, headed by career banker Mike Evans, which deals with private finance, including residential and buy-to-let mortgages.
The Banks have a varying degree of appetite for the scheme but nonetheless FXW had an offer of funding in place within 7 days.
FXW did it all for me - quite frankly I did not have the time to get involved.