2021: Sustainable success
- Achieved Gold FORS accreditation for fleet safety and emissions
- Crowned double winners at the Derbyshire Live Business Awards
- Opened two new metal processing sites at Barking and Redcar
- Climate change commitments secured with Pledge to Net Zero and the UN Race to Zero and the launch of The Ward Way, our sustainability roadmap to 2030
- Invested over £2 million in green fleet upgrades
We had a busy year!
Award Wins – Ward triumphs as winners of the Midlands & Central Family Business of the Year 2019, hot on the heels of double award wins at Midlands Family Business of the Year 2018, Business Masters Awards and the Derby Telegraph Business Awards 2019.
Ward opens a dedicated deep sea export dock facility at Associated British Ports (ABP) in Immingham to further expand its metal export business.
Ward signs a five year lease on its fourth site in Ilkeston. The 10,000 sq ft warehouse becomes a home to latest initiative from the business – WARDRobe, a new textile recycling service.
Ward, opens its third Ilkeston site at a former leisure centre, following a £1million refurbishment. Ward invested in a complete renovation of the site to create new offices and communal areas for more than 60 staff and space for future expansion.
Ward invests close to £1 million in environmental improvements at its recycling facility in Chesterfield for employees and the local community.
New shearing equipment installed at the Chesterfield site significantly increasing the companies metal processing capabilities.
1000T Mobile Lefort shear delivered offering shearing services throughout the UK.
A fourth site in Chesterfield purchased to enhance the services offered in the Derbyshire area.
Ward Recycling’s first International demolition partnership project successfully completed.
Ward Recycling achieved Investors in People (IIP).
Ward Recycling – Ranked 5th in Sunday Times 2012 International Track 200.
State of the art ASR (Automobile Shredder Residue) plant opened at the new Ilkeston site.
Second Ilkeston site purchased to further process all residues for the recycling facilities.
ISO14001 (Environmental) quality accreditation awarded to Ward Recycling.
Ward Recycling first international export of metals from the UK.
Ward Recycling elected as associate members of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors.
Redox MRF waste recycling plant opens at Ilkeston and additional Mobile Lefort Shear acquired.
The Company invests in the upgrading End of Life Vehicle processing facilities. Installation of dedicated ELV Workshops at both The Company’s Ilkeston and Woodville Sites.
Ward Recycling purchases a £5m a 10 acre site at Ilkeston in Derbyshire – the start of a £5m programme of investment in this new facility.
Ward Recycling purchase the first compaction vehicle offering a new cost efficient wheelie bin services to the Derbyshire areas.
New shearing equipment installed at the Swadlincote site significantly increasing the companies metal processing capabilities.
Donald Ward Limited rebranded as Ward Recycling.
Major investment in Health and Safety Welfare begins. The beginning of a huge investment that is ongoing in people, provisions, controls and facilities in order to promote competence in Health and Safety Welfare.
BS5750 (Now ISO9001) quality accreditation awarded to Ward Recycling.
The Company invests in the acquisition of a Henschel SV550E 500 tonne Scrap Shear. Installed at The Company’s Woodville Site. The Companies first investment in large scale processing equipment.
Company incorporated as Donald Ward Limited.
Company founded by Donald Ward at Woodville near Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire, specialising in the recycling of ferrous metals.