Leading recycling company, First Mile, has been recognised for its commitment to innovation in the waste and recycling sector by being named as a national winner in the 2019 European Business Awards, one of the world’s largest business competitions.
First Mile competed against over 2,700 companies named as ‘ones to watch’ in a list of business excellence published in July to be judged a national winner by a panel of independent judges, including business leaders, politicians and academics.
It is the best business in the UK in the category ‘The Award for Innovation with Turnover of €0-25M category’and will now go on to represent the UK in the final stage of the competition.
Bruce Bratley, CEO and founder of First Mile, said: “We’re committed to inspiring our nation to save the planet, and our innovative waste and recycling solutions really do make it easier for businesses and consumers across the UK to make a positive difference to their environmental impact.
“We’re delighted that this commitment has been recognised and that we are the UK winner for this category. This accolade not only belongs to our company as a whole, but also to each and every one of our incredible First Mile team that strive so hard to amaze our customers.”
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “This is a significant achievement and First Mile is an outstanding leader in their field. To be chosen as a national winner means you show great innovation, ethics and success and are one of the best businesses in Europe. We wish First Mile the best of luck in the final round.”
The overall category winners for Europe will be announced at the 2019 European Business Awards gala ceremony in December 2019.