Duraweld climbs up the Green list

Hannah Senior, Managing Director, Duraweld with Angie Francksen, Sales Manager, Duraweld with the Sunday Times Best Green Companies award.
Hannah Senior, Managing Director, Duraweld with Angie Francksen, Sales Manager, Duraweld with the Sunday Times Best Green Companies award.
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SCARBOROUGH is represented on the Sunday Times Best Green Companies list after Duraweld won a place for the second year running.

The stationary manufacturer, based in Salter Road, Eastfield, has once again been recognised for its environmentally friendly business practices.

Duraweld was ranked 28th out of 60 companies overall, marking a leap of 11 place on last year’s rank of 39th.

The firm was also placed 5th in their category of Small Companies with Medium Impact, and was the second highest ranking manufacturing company in the whole list.

Alastair McCall, of the Sunday Times commented on Duraweld’s listing. He said: “May I offer my congratulations to Duraweld on your achievement.

“It takes confidence and ambition to get involved in a contest like this and subject your green credentials to independent scrutiny by a national newspaper and a leading firm of environmental consultants.”

The award was collected by Angie Francksen, Duraweld’s sales manager and managing director Hannah Senior at an awards event held at News International’s headquarters in London.

The winners were revealed at the event and Duraweld heard for the first time where they had been placed in the list.

The results were then printed in The Sunday Times.

Ms Francksen said: “It is fantastic that we have been named in The Sunday Times Best Green Companies List again.

“It is very rewarding to have our green initiatives and products recognised by such a prestigious organisation.

“We constantly strive to develop and maintain our position as a company leading the field in employing environmentally friendly business practices and offering recycled product ranges to our customers, and this is reflected in our leaping up the list to position 28.”

This new accolade supports Duraweld’s ISO 14001 accreditation and carbon zero status.

Duraweld has been based in Scarborough for more than 50 years. The firm designs and manufactures customised presentation, packaging and printed stationary products.

The company pioneered the use of recycled vinyl in stationery in 1993.

In 2007 it became the first company, within their industry, to offer 100 per cent recycled polypropylene made from their own manufacturing waste, and in 2008 became the first company to offer 100 per cent recycled white polypropylene.