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UNTHA UK launches shredder rebuild division

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Industrial shredder specialist UNTHA UK – headquartered in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire – has introduced the ultimate in a ‘closed loop’ business model, by creating a division dedicated to the complete rebuild of its machinery.

Having installed more than 9,000 shredders globally, UNTHA is a brand renowned for equipment that is built to last. So, seemingly tired technology that may have reached the end of its useful life with one organisation, could still have decades of operational potential with another.

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Trailblazer Jacqueline O'Donovan takes home a Forward Ladies Award

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Jacqueline O'Donovan, MD of O'Donovan Waste Disposal added another trophy to her cabinet recently when she was presented with the Mentor of the Year award at the Forward Ladies (FL) Awards in London and the South East. Jacqueline was selected for her track record in mentoring and developing future leaders of the waste, construction and logistics sectors whilst also taking a strong stance on encouraging diversity and inclusion.

The FL National Awards & Summit recognise the achievements of businesswomen in the UK who are dedicated to encouraging the growth of women and celebrate the achievements of successful women across the UK.

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UNTHA UK forms new management team

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Exactly half-way through its current financial year, industrial shredding specialist UNTHA UK has announced the creation of a new board of directors, as the company looks to solidify its fast growth trajectory ahead of further expansion.

Managing director Marcus Brew (pictured) – who has been at the helm of UNTHA UK since 2016 – is joined by Peter Streinik, director of global strategy. As head of sales and business development for the UNTHA brand worldwide, Austria-headquartered Peter is one of the most senior figureheads within the organisation.

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Two industry recruits for UNTHA UK

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Industrial shredding specialist UNTHA UK has made two high profile appointments as the business gears up for further growth.

Julian Lamb has joined the company as sales manager, following almost 20 years spent working in the waste sector. Most recently employed by Eggersmann, he has held sales roles with a number of high-profile global machinery providers throughout his career, and will now assist with the growing volume of technical enquiries coming into UNTHA UK’s headquarters.

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Macclesfield-based Tidy Planet expands into Scandinavia

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Tidy Planet has expanded into Scandinavia, appointing Norwegian waste management firm Berekraft for Alle as the company’s latest distribution partner.

Translated into English as ‘sustainability for all,’ Berekraft for Alle is a start-up company on Norway’s west coast, which specialises in the procurement of equipment for water purification, waste vacuum transport and composting. The move represents Tidy Planet’s first commercial collaboration in this area of Northern Europe.

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How bans and laws are safeguarding the planet

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With news stories filled with evermore frequent freak weather events, the damage of climate change is difficult to ignore. Plus, there’s the matter of the natural world in general suffering due to plastic pollution and more. The simple fact is that the effects of human life are slowly breaking the planet we live on, and the governments of the world have begun to unite in earnest to try and reverse the effects.

In this piece, Flogas, a gas bottle supplier, takes a look at some of the laws and bans that are helping to safeguard the planet: 

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Jacqueline O'Donovan announced as Vice-Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce

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The Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce (STAT) and the Department for Transport (DfT) have chosen Jacqueline O’Donovan as the Vice-Chair of its new Diversity and Inclusion group. On behalf of DfT and STAT, the launch of a Year of Diversity in Transport and Logistics will be headed up by Tracey Worth, CEO Institute of Couriers andChair of the STAT group. As Vice-Chair, Jacqueline will provide vision and leadership in promoting a culture in the sector that values and supports diversity, equality and inclusion.

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UNTHA appoints industry stalwart as Director of Global Business Development

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Industrial shredding specialist UNTHA has appointed Briton Gary Moore as Director of Global Business Development.

The Austrian-headquartered firm has made the strategic decision ahead of 25% projected worldwide growth, over the next 12 months.

Currently Sales Director of UNTHA UK – a position he will maintain – Gary has played an instrumental role in developing the UK business by 50% during 2018. But 2019 looks set to be even bigger with 12 Waste to Energy shredding solution sales already secured in the first four months of the year. An exclusive distributor agreement for the XR mobil-e shredder range is soon to be announced, sales of parts and other UNTHA service products are up by 40%, and two further sales appointments are also imminent as the team looks to expand.

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Putting the health back into health and safety

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In what is a ground-breaking move for an SME in the waste sector, O’Donovan Waste Disposal have introduced and completed the implementation of an internal wellbeing strategy called the ‘Dynamo Welfare Project’ (Dynamo), continuing their commitment to prioritising the workplace wellness of their 165 employees alongside their physical safety. This huge investment in terms of time and money strengthens the companies unique pledge to staff development and the delivery of the highest standard to clients. The multi award-winning family-run waste management business is widely regarded as an innovator and a champion for health and safety, training and environmental excellence.

Research by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – Waste Statistics in the UK 2018, found that workers in the waste sector statistically suffered more from work-related ill-health than other workers across all industries. Dynamo assists staff in maintaining positive health and wellbeing by teaching self-awareness techniques and the tools to manage a range of negative emotions including anxiety. The programme includes interactive ongoing training modules for all staff which is delivered in-house. The training increases the ability of participants to maintain their composure and stabilise emotions as they face day-to-day challenges in their work and private lives.

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