Remsol celebrated 14 years of successful business yesterday, 19 June 2016. Managing director, Lee Petts, says it’s been a rollercoaster ride.
“We’ve come a long way, from our humble beginnings in a spare bedroom to the respected business we are today.Â Not only have we changed considerably in the last fourteen years, we’ve also survived the worst economic depression in living memory – something that is testament to the effortÂ and belief of the people that have worked at Remsol over the years, and the countless businesses that have supported us,” says Lee.
Remsol started out to provide business customers with a truly independent, outsourced managed waste service.
By placing significant emphasis on process improvement and waste minimisation to drive long-term value, rather than a short-term focus on reducing unit rate costs, itÂ soonÂ established a reputation for helping business cut waste, recycle more and save money, winning a string of high value contracts in the chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors in particular.
More recently, Remsol movedÂ away from the provision of hands-on waste management services to instead focus on its range of growth-focused sustainability, CSR and environmental consultancy services, appointing 40-year business veteran John Kersey as Non-Executive Chairman to assist in making the transition.
“It’s been a real rollercoaster ride, but one I wouldn’t change,” saysÂ Lee, who is also the Chairman of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Lancashire. “Running any business comes with its challenges, but it’s also hugely rewarding too. I enjoy watching colleaguesÂ grow and develop new skills, and still get excited about opportunities to help businesses achieve their environmental, social and governance aspirations whilst boosting profits and growth.
“I thinkÂ the work we do is very important. Consumers increasingly want to buy from ethical companies, and that, in turn, puts pressure on businesses and their respective supply chains to do more on sustainability – which, of course, they should: alongside the environmental and societal gains, the business benefits of conserving natural resources, limiting climate changing emissions and cutting waste are obvious, and include lower costs, reduced risk, higher profits and greater growth.
“In helping our clients to improve their performance, we’ve indirectly contributed to tens of thousands of tonnes of waste being diverted from landfill to be recovered or recycled in some way and helped avoid tens of thousands of tonnes of CO2 emissions over the years. I’m very proud of these and our many other achievements.”
To mark the occasion, Remsol will provide 1 day of free consultancy for up to 14 businesses and organisations in its home county of Lancashire, offered on a first come, first served basis. Simply email Happy Birthday to [email protected] before Thursday 21st July to register. We’ll then contact you to discuss how to get the most out of your free consultancy, and agree the scope of any work. But act now, you haven’t got long!