A stamp of approval from one of the country's biggest construction firms has paved the way for a Lancashire firm to secure new business deals.
Neales Waste Management, the Blackburn-based waste minimisation and recycling firm, has earned a place on Bovis Homes' prestigious approved supplier list – and the accreditation means the company will now be eligible for enquiries from a 'whole new world' of businesses.
The much sought-after certificate was awarded after a successful site visit from a Bovis representative who came to check health and safety standards on a Neales managed site.
And not only did the company pass all the criteria, but the standards were already so high at Neales that it was singled out for special praise.
Chris Brown, who oversees the company's health and safety, said: “For the first time, they found nothing left to query after a visit to premises.
“The inspector commented that afterwards there are always questions to be asked or suggestions for improvement, but Bovis was so impressed with the way we take care of our site, communicate our ideas and train our individuals that they approved us straight away.”
Construction is an important sector for Neales. The Government highlighted the industry's excessive waste and fly-tipping recently when it introduced the need for Site Waste Management Plans for all construction projects over £250,000.
Neales Waste Management managing director, Richard Matthewman, said: “The accreditation is major coup for us because it opens many doors. The approved supplier list means that we will become the first point of contact for a huge number of businesses for all things environmental.
“We expect to see the phone lines busy, but of course that is very positive for us as a business.”
For more details of how waste minimisation and specialist services such as confidential data destruction can help businesses, contact Neales on 01254 506300 or visit www.neales-waste.co.uk