Business in brief 22/05/2015

Plant and Waste Recycling Show to be held in Devon in June

Plant and Waste Recycling Show to be held in Devon in June

The Plant and Waste Recycling Show (PAWRS) will take place between 9 -11 June in Paignton, Devon, this year.

Exhibitors and speakers at the 30th iteration of the annual event include Transport for London, Mercedes Benz, the Waste Management Industry Training & Advisory Board and CMS SupaTrak.

Conferences will be held in the central marquee, discussing the current challenges within the industry and how to transform the way we see waste.

Exhibitors will also have demonstration space to showcase vehicles and machines and give visitors the opportunity to try out prospective purchases.

The 8th annual South West Waste Recycling Forum Conference will also be held in Paignton during the three days. Representatives from councils across the region, as well as the Environment Agency, Community Recycling Network and private waste companies, will all be present.

Richard Hunt, Chairman of PAWRS, said: “After PAWRS 2014 I was overwhelmed by the support of majority of exhibitors that wanted to become more involved in the Plant & Waste Recycling Show.

“On the Middle green this year, I’m pleased to announce, working in conjunction with us, is the coach and bus show. This will benefit some exhibitors but will not interfere with our main objectives and that is, waste and recycling.”

Learn more about the Plant and Waste Recycling Show 2015.

Cromwell Polythene announces sales restructure and packaging division

Cromwell Polythene announces sales restructure and packaging division

Plastics provider Cromwell Polythene has restructured its field sales operation, with responsibilities now shared geographically as well as by market sector.

The move coincides with the appointment of Niall McClintock as Business Development Manager. He will head up sales of a new packaging division while also having particular responsibility for the east of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Matt Fitchie has been promoted to an external role as Business Development Manager for the north of England while providing sales to janitorial distributors, local councils and waste management contractors.

Richard Rowling continues as Head of Sales for the waste management division, but will also focus on the west and south east of England.

Commenting on the restructure, Managing Director James Lee said: “The reorganisation of the sales team by region will considerably enhance our efficiency and improve customer service at a local level, while retaining an industry focus for those with specialist sector skills.

“Alongside the external restructuring we are modifying the way in which we channel enquiries and manage order processing in the sales office, with each member of the field sales team paired with an office-based account manager who has detailed customer knowledge, which will streamline the whole operation.”

Learn more about Cromwell Polythene.

MGB Plastics invests in new injection moulding technology

MGB Plastics invests in new injection moulding technology

Wheelie bin manufacturer MGB Plastics has made a seven-figure investment in new machinery to help increase its production and target new markets.

The Rotherham-based company has purchased a new 2700t Krauss Maffei Injection Moulding Machine, which it hopes will increase its output.

MGB is part of the OnePlastics Group portfolio, which also includes fellow container manufacturer Straight Ltd, non-automotive producer AAC Structural Foam and paint can manufacturer Protech Plastic Containers.

Karl Stillman, OnePlastics Group Sales Director, said the new machine would help service existing client requirements and build the client base.

He said: “We are delighted to have acquired this new machine which is central to our long-term plans and a perfect complement to our existing portfolio.

“We are seeing a strong order intake from clients within all of our chosen market sectors and are expecting a record breaking year in 2015. 

“The investment programme fits perfectly with the strategic goal of OnePlastics parent company One51 Plc to grow both organically and through acquisition.”

Find out more about MGB Plastics.

PHS Wastemanagement receives Recycling Business of the Year Award

PHS Wastemanagement receives Recycling Business of the Year Award

Norfolk-based light waste disposal firm PHS Wastemanagement has received the Recycling Business of the Year award at the 12th annual Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management.

In 2014, the company recycled 97 per cent of its waste, including 35 tonnes of glass, 12 tonnes of mixed metals, 20 tonnes of plastic bags and 20 tonnes of aluminium ends.

The awards are organized by the Environment Media Group and cover best practice across retail, commercial bodies, local authorities and the waste management sector.

Other finalists in the Recycling Business of the Year category were: office recycling specialist BPR Group Europe, corporate phone and laptop recycling company EMC Europe and paper cup recycling scheme Simply Cups

Commenting on the award, Clare Noble, Managing Director of PHS Wastemanagement said: “This is an excellent achievement for the team and I personally want to thank each and everyone for their continued efforts to deliver value, not just internally, but for the benefits of all of our customers.

“During 2014 PHS Wastemanagement processed more than 491 tonnes worth of lamps and this figure is set to rise during 2015. This requires a clear focus on using waste as a resource and bringing about behaviour change for everyone’s benefit.”

Learn more about PHS Wastemanagement.

North Eastern enterprises awarded for resource efficiency

The REPS team at Teesside University. (L-R): Janet Atkinson; Sam Jackson; Suhail Aslam; Pedro Rivera; Guy Bashford; and Ruben Pinedo-Cuenca.

Fourteen businesses from the North East that have made ‘significant environmental improvements’ after working with the Resource Efficiency Pathways to Sustainable Growth (REPS) programme were recognised at a special event this week.

Glass recycling firm Ward Recycling Limited Glass Media, underwater technology provider Modus Subsea Intervention, and mechanical engineering firm Altec Engineering were among the companies presented with a silver award on the night.

The £2.5-million REPS programme, based at Teesside University, claims to have helped North-East small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make £4.7 million in savings, investments and new business generation, as well as save 21,500 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and divert 210,000 tonnes of waste.

Other companies to be awarded this week were:

  • AV Dawson;
  • C&A Pumps;
  • Greencare Mobility;
  • Industrial and Marine Hydraulics;
  • Quick Hydraulics;
  • RPS;
  • Easby Flooring;
  • Geoffrey Robinson;
  • Meldrum Construction;
  • PSI Global; and
  • TRM Group.

Pedro Rivera, REPS Project Manager, said: “From the outset of the programme, it was key that we recognised the companies which have made a significant environmental improvement as a result of implementing the solutions and recommendations from REPS support.

“Each of these companies has seen costs savings and increased efficiency as a result of the changes they have made to operational and environmental processes.”

Learn more about the Resource Efficiency Pathways to Sustainable Growth programme