A Fledgling recycling company has created 17 jobs in Co Armagh, providing proof that some sectors are still able to thrive despite the recession.
Envirogreen Recycling has created 12 new jobs since starting up in August in administrative, ICT, manual, driving and managerial roles and plans to add a further five staff before the end of March.
It has also set itself a challenging target — to become Ireland’s first carbon neutral recycling company by 2011.
The company has attributed its rapid expansion to its service delivery to commercial customers throughout Ireland. It has already attracted a number of high profile clients and recently added several Super Valu outlets to its portfolio.
Managing director Conor Guy said ongoing feedback, support, service delivery and top prices paid for recyclables have been a major attraction.
“We have undertaken significant research with companies throughout Ireland and a major finding was the lack of a reliable service for commercial customers from our competitors,” he said.
Mr Guy said Envirogreen Recycling has already introduced energy and water saving initiatives at its licensed facility in Co Armagh with more planned.
Eric Randall, director of Bryson Recycling, welcomed the introduction of Envirogreen Recycling as ‘highly exciting and great to see a company driven by the right ethos’.
Tapping into the ‘Green Economy’ through investment in renewable energy and sustainable businesses is seen as one of the key ways that Northern Ireland can wean itself of reliance on the public sector in coming years.