29 April 2019 by Steve Eminton

Company news round-up (29/04/2019)

With news on safety messages at Coral Products; rebrand delivers Newport Recycling; First Mile offers new website services; and RUK Group sponsors The New Saints for another season.


Coral highlights safety and health message

Plastic kerbside collection containers manufacturer, Coral Products, has involved its workforce over the past week in safety messaging and activities ahead of 28 April – traditionally the date marked as International Safety and Health at work day.

The company said it believes business is “dependent on safety and health – it being important for every aspect of our business.”

Two of the team at Coral Products helping spread the safety message

Coral Products also related the day to the need to provide safe products for customers. “To some a kerbside collection box is just a useful tool, to place their recycling without knowing the process that has taken place to get to that product.

“The shape, the handles, the grip, the weight, the depth all these matters have to be considered, when creating any recycling product. We work closely with councils, gain reports, test products, to create the best product for the consumer and customer.”

And, it emphasised that on the factory floor “health and safety is paramount, training our staff, identifying the importance of taking responsibility and working together, to create a safe environment.”


Newport Recycling unveiled to reflect wider approach

Recycling business Newport Paper has announced a name change, effective from April 2019, to Newport Recycling Limited.

Based in Newport, Shropshire the company, which was founded in 1993, originally focused on paper recycling but in recent years has become involved in a much wider range of materials for recycling, said managing director, Matthew Hoare.

Mr Hoare commented: “The new name better reflects the wide range of materials we buy and sell today rather than just the paper grades that the company has successfully traded for over 25 years.

“We still buy paper but we are also heavily involved in arranging for the recycling of plastic bottles and films, steel cans, aluminium cans, glass bottles, commingled material and tyres.”

On the paper front, Mr Hoare said he was also pleased to announce that the company is now a direct exporter of high quality used cardboard (OCC) to Vietnam.

He added: “In terms of day-to-day business, there shouldn’t be much change in dealing with us in future apart from the new name and we also have a new website, www.newportrecycling.co.uk.”


First Mile website offers recycling data

London-based recycling business First Mile, has announced the launch of its new website www.thefirstmile.co.uk which it says allows customers the opportunity to “explore their recycling options and the positive impact their actions can have on the environment”.

It will allow customers to explore the “full portfolio of over twenty recycling services that First Mile provides to businesses within London and Birmingham” the business said.

The website features details of First Mile’s dedicated sorting facility – the “sacktory” – as well as details about First Mile’s customer app, which can be used to place orders, track recycling rates, report missed collections and make payments.  The new site also makes it easy for companies to learn more about the service extras that First Mile offers to help businesses enhance their sustainability, from waste audits and recycling workshops to waste reduction tools.

Bruce Bratley, founder and chief executive at First Mile, said: “We’re seeing our customers taking a keener interest in knowing not only how their material is recycled, but also what it’s recycled into, and we’re keen to embrace and encourage this appetite for knowledge.  As such, we’ve worked hard to ensure that visitors to the site are able to gain a deeper understanding of the many services that First Mile offers, and how and where the materials we collect are recycled.”


RUK Group sponsors New Saints for fourth season

Cheshire-based Recycling UK Limited, through its group branding RUKGroup.com, has renewed its sponsorship with JD Welsh Premier League champions The New Saints FC, taking the partnership into its fourth season, with a six-figure financial investment over the agreement period.

Wales C captain, Aeron Edwards, at Jenner Park as the New Saints FC secure an eighth consecutive title. (picture: Brian Jones)

The RUK Group, who through a range of companies are involved in recycling, waste minimisation and the sale of recycled materials,  first sponsored The New Saints at the start of the 2016/17 season and have seen the relationship grow over the past three years, with both parties delighted that the deal has been extended.

“We have established a great working relationship with the RUK Group, over the past few years” commented Ian Williams, the club’s chief operating officer.

“I’m really pleased that it’s been extended for a further season. It shows the real value of companies using football as a vehicle to promote themselves. With our digital marketing output continuing to grow, it’s a win-win situation for both organisations.”

RUK Group managing director, Neil Clarke, said: “We are absolutely delighted to extend what has been a brilliant partnership. We are made to feel that we are an integral part of the continuing success of TNS FC and with the latest JD Welsh Premier League title secured on Saturday at Barry Town United, we look forward to Champions League football again in July, and hopefully another successful JD Welsh Premier League season.”

The RUK Group will feature on a special retro style green and white shirt for the JD Welsh Cup final, as well as being displayed once again on the front of the new kit design for the 2019/20 season, details of which will be published soon.

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