Green award for construction sector’s confidential waste specialist
A leading specialist in confidential waste management for the construction sector, which is about to celebrate its 40th year in the industry, is celebrating an environmental award win.
Sheffield-based Russell Richardson, which celebrates its 40th anniversary next year, works nationally for property management companies, building firms, specialist suppliers to the construction industry, social housing landlords and facilities management companies.
It safely collects and destroys everything from paper documents to out of date safety equipment and uniforms.
Other clients include the head office of the Formula One Grand Prix team, numerous police forces, motor giants and famous British fashion designers, and thousands of SMEs.
The confidential shredding, archiving and recycling service has a fleet of mobile shredding trucks and collection vehicles on the road daily throughout the UK.
Founded in 1978 when painter and decorator Russell discovered there was money to be made in the pile of cardboard he was asked to shift before an office refurb, the company won gold for Environmental Commitment at the Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards.
The company has also just been shortlisted for an environmental award in the Sheffield Chamber Awards next month (December 7).
“We are thrilled with our awards success. We felt that, as our anniversary nears, it was time to shout about our passion for helping the environment through recycling and keeping businesses and individuals safe from data thieves and in line with the law,” said Jonathan Richardson, who took over from his father as managing director in 1997.
“To receive this recognition as we approach our 40th year in the recycling industry is a great end to what has already been a fantastic year for us. The awards have brought us head to head with some of our region’s most reputable companies. To come out on top makes us feel very proud.”
The company, which has a £2million turnover, operates the Sheffield City Region’s only shredding plant, which deals with up to 200 tonnes of waste paper, plus commercially sensitive, branded, counterfeit or faulty products, every week at the rate of seven tonnes an hour.
It has shredded sporting goods, tobacco, designer shoes and clothing, prototype products and branded promotional material, out of date or damaged uniforms and ID.
A new breed of confidential waste - computer hard drives, mobile phones and laptops - is now the biggest area of risk which many companies are failing to deal with safely. Russell Richardson’s Hi Tech item Destruction service wipes these items of data and recycles wherever possible.
The company also specialises in Secure Document Archiving.
Construction sector client Airmaster, a leading mechanical services company specialising in energy efficient heating and cooling systems for clients all over the UK, said the company’s shredder keeps them safe.
Said Lisa Pogson, MD of the Rotherham-based company: “We met Russell Richardson at a networking event and discovered they could help with our confidential shredding.
They collect regularly and do interim collections if needed. The also safely disposed of our old IT equipment and supplied us with the correct transfer notes,
which really helped us. All the team are really helpful.”
Jonathan Richardson, MD of confidential waste specialists Russell Richardson
Pictured at the awards: Emma Moorhouse, Russell Richardson’s marketing manager (left) and Nicky Hellewell, sales manager
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Russell Richardson’s team are on hand to discuss data protection regulations and give opinion on data security issues to the media. Contact Jo Davison at Keep Your Fork PR and Marketing on 07904 976101 or Emma Moorhouse, Russell Richardson marketing manager on 0114 2518141 or 07984 184735.
Russell Richardson are Confidential Shredding, Archiving & Recycling Experts.
The family-run firm has a turnover of £2milllon. Its fleet of mobile shredding trucks and collection vehicles operating daily throughout the UK.
The company was set up in 1978 by current MD Jonathan Richardson’s father Russell.
Russell Richardson created the Sheffield City Region’s only shredding plant and, in 2003, added four mobile off-site shredding vehicles to its 11-strong collection fleet.
A state of the art £250,000 shredder bought in 2015 turns up to 200 tonnes of waste paper into confetti every week at the rate of seven tonnes an hour.
The service is relied upon by thousands of local SMEs, law firms, the head office of the Formula One Grand Prix team, numerous police forces, motor giants and even famous British fashion designers.
The company also specialises in:
Secure Document Archiving - for companies needing to store ‘live’ confidential data. Documents can be kept securely for up to 100 years. Demand is expected to soar in the lead up to the introduction of much tougher General Data Protection Regulation legislation in May 2018, which will subject companies who don’t comply to huge fines.
Product Destruction - Years of work building a brand and reputation can be destroyed by out of date, counterfeit or faulty products ending up in the wrong hands. Russell Richardson are able to safely destroy products which are commercially sensitive, branded, counterfeit or faulty. RR have shredded sporting goods, tobacco, designer shoes and clothing, prototype products and branded promotional material.
Uniform and Textile Shredding - Out of date or damaged workwear, uniforms and ID need destroying securely to prevent them falling in the wrong hands and prevent anyone imitating your workforce.
Hi Tech item Destruction - A new breed of confidential waste - computer hard drives, mobile phones and laptops - is now the biggest area of risk which many companies are failing to dispose of safely. These items recycled where possible. Russell Richardson’s Manvers-based sister company S2S Group carry out data wiping and refurbishment.