King's Award for Enterprise

Recycling Solutions (North West) Ltd has achieved a Kings Award for Enterprise

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Recycling Solutions (North West) Ltd has been honoured with a King's Award for Enterprise in International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth.

Established in 2007, with a head office in Heywood Lancashire Recycling Solutions (North West) Ltd is a family run recycling company that has worked with charities and local authorities since 2007 to raise funds and reduce the amount of clothing, textiles and household items in landfill. It raises funds primarily for Air Ambulance charity partners throughout the UK by the collection and resale of second hand clothing which it exports to Europe and Asia. The clothing is donated by the public into a network of over 700 clothing banks. Overseas sales have grown over three years by 55.2%.

The company’s sole purpose is to provide charity partners with a regular and sustainable revenue stream, allowing the Air Ambulance charities to continue their life saving work. Its vision is to expand charity partners income stream with the increased growth of the clothing recycling scheme and into other areas of recycling. The company wins the Kings Award for International Trade, for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over three years.

Managing Director, Steve Graley said, "We are honoured and privileged to be recognised for the Kings Award for Enterprise in International Trade. Our commitment to excellent standards, forging strong relationships and our excellent staff are the backbone to our success, this award is the consequence of all their efforts. Our work has provided millions of pounds to Air Ambulance Charity Partners in the UK, we are looking forward to continuing this strategy and enabling our Charity Partners to continue their life saving work"

The King's Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK. The awards were first established in 1965 and since then over 7,000 companies have achieved a King's Award. 2024 marks the second year of The King's Awards for Enterprise, reflecting His Majesty The King's desire to continue the legacy of HM Queen Elizabeth II's by recognising outstanding UK businesses. The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services, delivering impressive social mobility programmes, orshowing their commitment to excellent sustainable development practices.

This year 252 businesses have been recognised for their contribution to International Trade, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity (through Social Mobility). A total of 257 Awardsare made with five companies being recognised with two Awards.