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Powys Business Awards 2021 - Runners Up!

We are proud to have been announced as runners up in our category for the Powys Business Awards 2021 on Friday night. Well done to all that entered and a big thank you to the organisers. Watch our "About us" video above.

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Powys Business Awards FINALIST 2021!

Parry & Evans have been selected as finalists for the Technology and Innovation Award!

We are continually looking at ways to improve as a business to keep us cutting edge and competitive. Through research and development, Parry and Evans can solve all recycling needs while looking after the environment as we endeavour to ‘act locally and think globally’. This nomination is based on two area we are focussing on, the use of technology to link to our internal systems to tablets for the Account Management team and our long-term goal of having a fleet of electrical vehicles for both our transport fleet and plant machinery thereby demonstrating our commitment to be as environmentally conscious as possible.

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Did You See Us On The One Show? 🚛 ♻️

Recently our Deeside site and trucks were spotted on the BBC One Show!

We were very excited and pleased to have Lucy Siegle from the One Show and Simon Ellin from the Recycling Association on our site. A very interesting discussion around packaging and the cardboard egg box!

To have a quick watch follow the link to watch it on catch up Monday 23rd November around 20 minutes into the episode!

Watch on Catch Up
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Update as of 30.07.20

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Update as of 30.07.20

We have updated our website with documentation and policies relating to Covid-19 - please view them here!

Visiting Our Site! 😊 👍

It has been a long couple of months ensuring that we have implemented the right safety measures around COVID19. We have reduced visitation on site where possible however we still get visitors including drivers, contractors and customers. If you are ever on site please make note of the following onsite rules to protect yours and others safety.

❗️❗️ Please DO NOT attend or go onto one of our sites if you feel unwell or have any COVID19 symptoms

☎️ If possible please arrange site visits with one of our team prior to attending site so we are aware you will be arriving

🤓 If meetings can be organised by other means, for example video call, then please try to do this to reduce visitation on site.

👉 If entering the building to attend the Weighbridge please follow the one in one out system and wait at dedicated markers. Please be aware screens are in place to protect our employees and you, we also now have implemented intercom systems too!

🚿 Please take note of our welfare facilities including hand sanitising locations which are available for you to use as frequently as you would like

👥 Please follow social distancing measures while around site, ensuring the 2m rule

😁 Always follow our site rules – you will always be prompted to read these before you enter site.

In addition, we are frequently monitoring the situation and implementing measures in line with the Government guidelines. We are ensuring both our depots are deep cleaned and continuously sanitised.

We want to thank you in advance for looking through our new measures and your patience during this time.

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🖍️ Our Colouring Competition - The Results Are In 🖍️

We are excited to announce the winner of our fantastic truck colouring competition is Seren Age 7. We received some absolutely brilliant entries to the competition and lots of you voted for your winner from the shortlisted entries. It was a close call however Seren took the lead with only 4 extra votes! Well done Seren

Seren's prize was a £20 voucher for Smyths Toys and also the honour of naming our latest truck - she chose "Chelsea Sarah" after her middle names. So be sure to look out for our newest truck "Chelsea Sarah" when it is out and about! 😊

Our finalists:

🚛Picture 1: Llewis’ Truck age 18 months

🚛Picture 2: Teddy’s Truck age 6

🚛Picture 3: Seren’s Truck age 7 - 🌟OUR WINNER🌟

The Parry & Evans Team


recycling competition

The Parry & Evans Big Recycling Competition

Back in March we announced our Recycling competition. In an attempt to spread a little cheer, keep everyone occupied and raise awareness of recycling we decided to hold a competition asking children to create items made purely from recycled products. The winner of the competition would receive an art set and some books about recycling. The response we received was fantastic with lots of super creative entries, we loved seeing all the different things that can be made with recycled products and a little imagination. It was extremely hard to shortlist the entries and then to pick an overall winner as the quality was so high, we therefore decided to put it out to a vote and let our loyal followers on Facebook choose the winner from the shortlisted entries.

Thomas the Tank made out of old wood, paint, soil and flower beds

Easter Theme Chick's made out of cardboard, old toilet rolls and paint

Floating Private Ship made from plastic, cardboard, bamboo sticks, plastic sticks and paint

Over 100 people voted and the winner was Abigail creator of the Thomas the Tank entry receiving a fantastic 72 votes. Congratulations Abigail, well done on your super entry we hope you enjoy your prize.

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our competition.

The Parry & Evans Team


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Parry & Evans Staff Get Making to Help Supply Keyworkers with PPE

In these difficult times it is great to see some of our team putting their skills to good use to make PPE for keyworkers.

Liz from our Sales team has been dedicating her time during the pandemic by sewing scrub caps for the NHS staff at Glan Clwyd Hospital! What a fantastic contribution - well done Liz.

Wayne's children, Cai & Seren have been creating face shields/masks for frontline key workers - they are available at Newces North East Wales Community store in Hawarden. Fabulous effort - well done Cai & Seren!

Keep up the good work!


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Update as of 18.03.20

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Update as of 18.03.20

Dear Customer,

Parry and Evans Limited are dedicated to ensuring to deliver its services as steadily as possible during the period of uncertainty around the spread of Coronavirus or COVID-19.

We are contacting all customers that are part of our supply network. We are closely monitoring the spread of Coronavirus and the impact the situation may potentially have on our organisation, employees and supply network. At present we have clearly communicated with all our employees, outlining the guidance from Public Health Wales/England and precautions to take if they suspect they may have COVID-19.

Our management team are currently putting in place additional precautions, support and reviewing the situation regularly with the guidance of PHW and the Government, to ensure we take reasonable measurements to protect our employees and business. In addition, we have implemented a contingency plan across the Company in the event that the business has to operate on limited personnel. This includes temporary measures such as limitation of visitations to both our sites at Welshpool and Deeside, with the exception of any urgent meetings or inspections.

It is essential that everyone works together during this difficult period to ensure we continue to deliver critical services to all out clients.

We appreciate your cooperation at this time.


Kind Regards,

Hayley Brooks

Flintshire Business Awards 2020

Winner: Flintshire Business Awards

We were delighted to take home awards in two categories at the recent Flintshire Business Awards. The company won the extremely sought after award of Best Business to Work For 2019. In addition, our Managing Director Steve Evans also won Business Person of the Year Award. Thank you very much to everyone who voted and also to the organisers of the awards for all your hard work in putting the event together. We are absolutely thrilled!

National Recycling Awards 2019

Parry & Evans shortlisted in the National Recycling Awards 2019

The National Recycling Awards are held every year in London and bring together recycling and waste management professionals from across the country. The award’s main objective is to acknowledge and celebrate the best practices and innovations in recycling and waste management.

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Comics Festival

Comics Festival

Parry & Evans are sponsoring Comics Salopia Festival, a new comics festival taking place throughout Shrewsbury Town on the 1 & 2 June with all available proceeds going to local charity, Share Shrewsbury. Our Company Accountant, Sarah, is heavily involved in the festival and has even helped promote with some unusual attire! If you love Marvel, DC Comics, Star Wars, The Walking Dead and art in general, artists and creators will be sharing their knowledge and artwork in interviews and seminars, and for the kids (big and small!) there will be Peppa Pig, Jedi training and the Beano panel. Not to mention, there will be a zombie and cosplay competition that takes over the entire town! Tickets available on www.comicssalopia.com.

Recycling Easter Egg Packaging?

Should we be Recycling our Easter Egg Packaging?

It has been revealed that around a quarter of the total weight of an Easter egg is taken up by its packaging alone. Last year, consumer rights expert Which? investigated the top 10 bestselling brands to find out which were the biggest culprits for unnecessary packaging waste.

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MIND Training

MIND Training

At Parry and Evans we are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all of our staff. As a result our management team and supervisors recently attended MIND training in relation to mental health & wellbeing. The training focused on providing help and understanding the signs of mental health and wellbeing issues and the best way to provide support.

Marathon Run - Recycling

London Marathon 2019

For those of you that don’t know Hayley Brooks our HR Manager will be taking part in the London Marathon this year on 28th April. She is running to raise funds for The British Lung Foundation in memory of her Granny. You can follow her story on her blog here and you can support her by donating to this fantastic cause via her JustGiving page here

International Trade Award Winner

International Trade Award Winner

Earlier this month we were extremely proud to be announced as the winner of the International Trade award at the Powys Business Awards 2018! Thank you to Lanyon Bowdler for sponsoring the award, and to everyone else who participated in making it such a wonderful evening.

Parry & Evans - Best Practice Representative!

The Parliamentary Review: Parry & Evans - Best Practice Representative!

We are extremely proud to have been selected as Best Practice Representative for Energy and the Environment in this year’s Parliamentary Review.

The process began in May 2018 when we were informed that Parry and Evans had been selected, along with other notable companies within the Energy & Environment sector, as Best Practice Representative for our industry.

The accolade is particularly pleasing for us as it comes following a period of growth and development whereby as a company we have been striving to be the absolute best that we can be. From quality control through to brand management we are extremely proud of the Parry and Evans name and all that it represents. It is excellent that our commitment and achievement has been acknowledged in this way and we look forward to assisting other companies in reaching their objectives in terms of recycling and sustainability.

As a Best Practice Representative we now feature in the parliamentary review – you can read the full feature here

"It is an exciting time for us now; we’ve made our brand more edgy, we’re performing well and we’re putting ourselves out there to be noticed. The Parliamentary Review is an excellent opportunity to get our name out there, to showcase our best practices and our potential."

Lee Evans - Head of Sales
Budapest Marathon

Running For Giddo

At Parry & Evans we are very much committed to giving back to the communities that we live and work in. Our two chosen charities for this year are Hope House Children’s Hospice and Giddo’s Gift. In October, Hayley Brooks, from our HR team, will be taking part in the Budapest Marathon Festival. Hayley will be running 30 km (that is a whopping 18.6 miles) to raise money and awareness for Giddo’s Gift, a charity whose mission is to improve the lives of teenagers and young adults suffering with cancer. The aim is to raise £1,500 for this amazing cause but we can’t do this without your help, any donation large or small will be hugely appreciated – you can donate securely via JustGiving here. We are extremely proud of Hayley taking on this fantastic challenge.

Plastic tip junk yard

The Problem With Plastic

Plastic has been a topical matter in the news recently as there have been various factors that have affected the way in which the country transports and recycles plastic.

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Name our Recycling Truck

Parry & Evans is joining individuals and businesses across the world to celebrate Global Recycling Day

Parry & Evans will be joining individuals, communities and businesses across the world on 18th March, to showcase the importance recycling plays in preserving the future of our planet.

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Name our Recycling Truck

PARRY & EVANS COMPETITION – NAME OUR NEW TRUCK!

Help us to raise money for our local children’s hospice by entering our fun and free competition to name our latest addition to our fleet of specialist recycling vehicles.

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Top Recycling Tips at Work

10 TOP TIPS FOR RECYCLING AT WORK

Here at Parry & Evans, we have put together some top tips to help make sure of good business practice and to help you save on your bottom line.

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New Recycling Baler Deeside

WE’VE INVESTED HALF A MILLION POUNDS ON A NEW BALER!

Parry & Evans are pleased to share the news that we’ve reinvested back into our business by upgrading our Deeside onsite baler to the latest state-of-the-art machinery.

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Recycling Association Deeside

RECYCLING ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES 40 YEARS

The Recycling Association, which primarily represents businesses in the recovered or waste paper sector, has celebrated its 40th anniversary with a celebratory luncheon attended by past-presidents and members.

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