Reconomy, the UK’s leading provider of outsourced waste management services, has been named Shropshire's best business at a glittering awards ceremony in the county.
The Telford-based firm scooped the top prize of Company of the Year at the 2017 Shropshire Business Awards, making it a night to remember.
Organised by the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, the Shropshire Business Awards attract hundreds of entries each year from all over the county. Having first been shortlisted for Company of the Year in 2016, this year Reconomy went one better and clinched the prize in front of over 600 invited guests.
Reconomy had to overcome strong competition from logistics firm Culina, haulage business Dale Brothers, and road safety specialist TTC Group, who were all shortlisted for Company of the Year.
This latest achievement capped off a hugely successful few days for Reconomy. Last Week Reconomy’s Managing Director, Paul Cox, won the hotly contested Transformational Leader category at the 2017 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for the Midlands region. The category acknowledges entrepreneurs with the vision and determination to lead an organisation on to bigger and better things.
From its offices on Stafford Park in Telford, Reconomy’s 300+ workforce collectively manages approximately 3million tonnes of waste per year. For the last four years, the company has consistently diverted 93% of this waste away from landfill by exploring all available opportunities for recycling and reuse with its clients. Last year the company’s turnover grew by 27% to £111million.
Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive, Richard Sheehan, said: "Reconomy is a rapidly expanding business, and we must congratulate them. As a representative of a growing sector, and an important one, we were delighted to see they had the tenacity to enter again, and the feedback we had from the judges was that they were a very worthy winner, in a very tightly-contested category.”
Managing Director of Reconomy, Paul Cox, said: “We’ve always been a Shropshire business and a large percentage of our workforce live in Shropshire. So, to have been singled out as the county’s best company is a wonderful achievement but also immensely humbling. We’ve all worked incredibly hard to get to where we are and this award is a wonderful acknowledgement of our efforts. It’s a proud day for us all.”