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North East recycling firm recognised nationally for its excellence

J&B Recycling has been named the winner of the UK Excellence in Recycling Solutions Award by the Business Excellence Awards.

The awards, which are ran by Corporate Insider, are dedicated to displaying excellence across different corporate industries, and after a fantastic year which has seen J&B make significant investments across the business and achieve record financials, the judges crowned the Teesside-based business the winner.

J&B Recycling’s Managing Director, Vikki Jackson-Smith, said: “The past year has been a fantastic one for J&B and to have all our hard work formally recognised on a national level by the Business Excellence Awards is amazing.

“To celebrate our 20th anniversary we’ve pushed the business to the next level by making a series of major investments, with more investment planned for the next 12 months. To know that we’re now leading the way within the UK industry, as an independently owned firm, is fantastic.”

The announcement of record financials back in 2017, along with the upgrades to its machinery, plant, and fleet, has set J&B Recycling up perfectly to continue to grow, with a vision for future acquisitions.

Vikki added: “Our future plans are ambitious, but we’re more than confident in our ability to achieve them. The future looks fantastic for J&B, we have strong line of development capital funding from the Business Growth Fund (BGF) behind us, and we are not limited to how much of that £2.6 billion fund we can access.

“I’m really proud that the Business Excellence Awards has named J&B the winner of the UK Excellence in Recycling Solutions award in our 20th year. I’m excited to see the company continue to develop and grow over the next 20 years, living up to our title as a recycling firm that delivers service excellence to all of our customers.”

This year’s winners also included Bank of Cyprus, Amigo Loans, IBB Builders Merchants, Smart Apprentices and Deloitte.

Arianna Smith, Head of Corporate Awards commented on the vigorous level of competition this year. “We were simply overwhelmed with the volume of nominations received for this year’s Business Excellence Awards.

“The judging panel had no easy task in selecting the winners, and I personally am very proud of each and every winner. I look forward to visiting some of the winning firms in 2019.”

Over the past 12 months, J&B has won other prestigious awards in recognition of its hard work within the trade. Late last year the company was crowned ‘Recycling Firm of the Year’ by the International Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards 2018.

The firm has also been shortlisted in two categories at the this year’s National Recycling Awards, competing for the Efficiency Award as well as to be named Independent Operator of the Year.