Yorkshire-based national waste and recycling company, 707, marks its fifth anniversary this month, and celebrates with a head office expansion.
Founded on July 7 2009, 707 was inspired by Live Aid doing good for the world and began with a three-man mission to become the most ethical, environmentally-friendly and customer-focused business in the UK.
Five years later, the Otley company delivers waste solutions for the NHS, Brittania Hotels and Dairy Crest, as well as thousands of SMEs in the office, retail, clinical and hospitality sectors. The now 34-strong team has succeeded in achieving a £6.5m turnover while helping businesses reach their goals of zero waste to landfill.
David Adams, managing director, said: “We’re over the moon to be celebrating 707’s fifth birthday at such an exciting time of business growth. “I’m really proud of the team we’ve developed and I’m really excited that we still have so much potential for expansion.
“We have an expansion plan that will see the business double in size in the next five years and a target turnover of £13m. “We will continue to invest in businesses and the industry, with the hope of having a louder voice to shape how we recycle.”
With a belief that zero landfill is a realistic goal, 707 said it harnesses innovative technologies to provide cost-effective, integrated waste collection and recycling services. The firm said it reduce costs through encouraging recycling, waste minimisation and transport efficiency.
“The next biggest challenge for our industry is changing people’s perception about waste,” added Mr Adams.