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January 25, 2011

Recycling & Waste Industry Labour Market Investigation published

The Environment Services Agency (ESA) has published a study conducted on behalf of Energy and Utility (EU) Skills Ltd into the EU Skills Labour Market, with foreword and consultation from Viridor’s Corporate Responsibility and Regulatory Director Simon Catford, who is Chair of the Waste Industry Skills Initiative (WISKI) and also a board member of EU

January 24, 2011

Viridor in Talks to Begin Restoration of Former Colliery Site

Viridor is beginning work with Nottinghamshire County Council and Natural England, the Government’s advisers on the natural environment, to explore the sympathetic restoration and land management of the former Bentinck Colliery open cast void in Kirkby. Viridor has historically owned part of the site through the acquisition of Terry Adams Ltd in 1997 and has not actively

January 17, 2011

Headquarters to move to Taunton’s Firepool scheme

St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist and Taunton Deane Borough Council’s development partner for the £270 million Firepool scheme in Taunton, completed a pre-letting to leading UK recycling, renewable energy and waste management company, Viridor. The deal will see Viridor relocating its current head office operations and more than 100 members of staff from

It pays to Stick It… in the Right Bin!

Local comedian Dave Spikey is now appearing in homes across Greater Manchester as part of a campaign that aims to boost recycling.  Recycle for Greater Manchester, a partnership between Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited and the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) have launched the campaign to make local residents aware of what can be

January 14, 2011

Viridor Expands its Recycling Business in Greater Manchester

Viridor has acquired Swinnerton Environmental Limited, an independent integrated recycling and waste management operator based in Bury.  The acquisition is in line with Viridor’s parent company; Pennon Group’s, stated strategy of expanding its waste management activities, particularly in the areas of recycling, waste treatment and disposal. Swinnerton Environmental Limited predominantly processes paper and plastics for

January 10, 2011

Cheshire Councils to Seek Judicial Review against Government’s PFI Decision – Viridor Response

Viridor, the provisional preferred bidder for the Waste Treatment contract for Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East authorities, is aware of the joint authorities’ decision to seek a judicial review against the Government’s decision to cut over £100million in PFI credits from the project. Symon Grasby, responsible for the Viridor bid said, “Viridor has

January 6, 2011

Viridor overlooked for South West Devon Waste Partnership PFI contract

South West Devon Waste Partnership has decided that MVV Umvelt will be its preferred bidder to provide a solution to treat the region’s residual waste. Howard Ellard, Viridor’s Technical Development Manager, said: “Viridor is naturally disappointed about the decision, as we worked hard putting together what we believed to be a deliverable and cost

January 5, 2011

Finance Director Change at Viridor

David Robertson, Viridor Finance Director, has confirmed his intention to retire by 1 April 2011. Colin Drummond, Chief Executive of Viridor and Executive Director of Pennon Group PLC, Viridor’s owner, said: “David has put in more than 20 years sterling service for the Pennon Group. Almost all of that time, David has worked with me


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