Skiphire alternative sets sightsongrandthings
privately-backed venture from a Newport entrepreneur is set to transform theway in which household junk is collected and recycled across Wales.
James Norvill recent winner of the British
Chamber Of CommerceWelsh Entrepreneur OfTheYear Award has launched Junk4Joy Limited,awaste collection and recycling business focused on providing agreen, cost effective alternative to domestic skip hire. James,who has accumulatedawealth
of experience within the skip hire industry at the helm ofGDEnvironmental Services, believes there is asignificant gap in the marketplace for alabour inclusive waste recycling business to rival domestic skip hire offerings. James, managing director of Junk4Joy
said: “Although skip hire is acommon solution for storing construction waste, for those customerswho require the safe disposal of ahandful of bulk items will receive greater value for money in what Junk4Joy have to offer.
“In comparison to skip hire, Junk4Joy is a
mobile waste solution which does not require a skip permit or areturn visit to collectawaste
container. As aresult this reduces costs to the customer and has alower carbon footprint than skip hire.”
Although the business will initially employ
eight full-time staff and operate two specialist waste disposal vehicles across south east Wales,
there is early indication that Junk4Joy’s unique benefit of providing free labour could stimulate future business growth. Mr Norvill said: “During an initial trial
our junk haulers completed adiverse range of tasks from, removing asofa from apenthouse flat to dismantling an old cupboard and clearing out agarage for an elderly couple. Customers have welcomed the innovative labourwe can offer which gives us acompetitive advantage in the saturated waste disposal marketplace.” The business’ core ethos is to provide
an environmentally friendly service. Junk4Joy has developed adetailed training program to assure junk haulers begin the sorting and recycling process while on site.Th
e business has aclear objective to recycle more than 90 per cent of all junk waste collected at its waste transfer facility based in Newport. Mr Norvill believes that alicensed junk
collection service can help reduce the problem of fly tipping.
Junk4Joy has bold ambitions to become the
largest independent junk collection and recycling business in Wales by 2014.
business ThE QUARTER
Tuesday March 6, 2012 Could do more
From page 1 between one and two per cent upwards of their turnover on R&D – but 59 per cent of them (against almost three quarters nationally) said that an immediate credit from government for R&D expenditure would encourage them to invest more.
“The survey supports awider
consensus across the industry that the sector remains neglected at policy level, while competitor economies such as Germany, Norway and Japan reap the benefits of continued investment in their industries,” said Ian Thomas. “The government’sproposal to
reduce the corporation tax rate to ten per cent for profits made on patented technologies from April 2013 will aid growth in the UK economy. “We know the government has
expressed acommitment to rebalancing the role of manufacturing in terms of contributing to GDP, but this survey shows immediate and extensive action is necessary to deliver this. “We would join our MHA partners
in urging the government to consider awider national manufacturing strategy and increased awareness in the support currently available to support the sector and ensure it maintains its place as aleading player in the global economy.”
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ContactGraham Harris, advertising, on 01633 777145or Jo Barnes,editor, on 01633 777240
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