Novati explained that MWS, which was founded in 2007, specialises in providing a “total waste management experience that focuses primarily on delivering trade waste and washroom services to more than 1,000 customers”.
MWS customers include businesses in the hospitality sector, purchasing consortiums, healthcare providers and high street retailers.
Novati, which has offices in Newark and King’s Lynn, said the acquisition of MWS further strengthened its ability “to offer creative, innovative, sustainable solutions to our customers across the UK.”
Speaking about the acquisition, Novati’s managing director, Max Kanda, said: “During a period of unprecedented organic and acquisitional growth over the past few years, we’ve remained committed to our vision of ‘partnering towards your world without waste’.”
Mr Kanda added: “We work with an incredible supply chain to deliver the changes that our customers have craved from the industry for many years, and we welcome MWS’s staff, suppliers, and customers onboard as we continue our collective journey to net-zero.”
MWS’s managing director, Mark Nessling, who will move on from the business, said: “MWS was born out of a need to offer solutions that waste producers simply weren’t receiving from the sector.
“The team and I have built a great business that has flourished, even during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Now feels like the right time to pass on the baton to Novati, and I know that they will continue to deliver great services to an amazing customer base.”
Founded in 2003, Novati – one of the brands within the UK Waste Solutions group – reports a latest annual turnover of £60m with 138 employees.
The company notes that, as the largest brand within the group, Novati’s innovation consultants and sustainability managers “have a breadth and depth of knowledge in resource management that has added real benefit to our clients in the hospitality and retail, facilities management, transport, manufacturing and distribution and construction and demolition sectors”.
Other group brands include Click Waste UK, which was developed with the specific needs of SME customers in mind.
The group said it was responsible for sustainably managing more than 227,000 tonnes of non-hazardous materials in 2021, of which 99% was either recycled or recovered for energy.