Double National Recycling Award Finalists!

Powerday has been shortlisted in both the Employer Initiative of the Year and Social Value Initiative of the Year categories of the MRW National Recycling Awards 2021.

Employer Initiative of the Year Finalist

The Employer Initiative Award celebrates specific initiatives in our sector which show a positive impact on employees.  We have been recognised for The Powerday Academy which we set up in 2020 to deliver career support and training and make our team the best possible version of themselves.

With a culture of growing, developing and promoting talent from within, we want all our employees to benefit from a healthy and nurturing work environment with long-term fulfilling careers, whilst ensuring that we have the best trained and motivated team in our sector.  Powerday Academy achieves this through four strands: creating leaders for the future, nurturing and training from within, apprenticeships to benefit our community, and the most recent development, a graduate training scheme.

Joint Managing Director, Liam Kearney says: “The Academy has allowed career development, employee engagement and at the end, facilitated Powerday taking employee loyalty and engagement into our own hands.  In a short period of time, the Academy has already proved a huge success and something we are planning to take further, to the benefit of our employees and our business.  We are delighted that this initiative stands out for both its positive impact on employees and as an inspiring example from which others in the sector can learn.”

Social Value Initiative of the Year Finalist

The Social Value Initiative Award celebrates businesses in our sector that bring social benefits to local communities.  We were recognised for The Powerday Foundation and our efforts to change the lives of disadvantaged young Londoners through sport.

Believing passionately in the life changing opportunities that sport offers, we have partnered with London Boxing since 2011.  During nine years, we have sourced and invested over £13 million into London clubs in hard-to-reach areas, helping over 70 estate-based boxing venues, enabling volunteers to do more in better facilities and also increased levels of equipment.  This has improved health and mental wellbeing for over 11,000 participants in the most marginalised and socio-economically challenged areas of London.

Chief Executive Officer, Edward Crossan, says: “Our partnership with London Boxing has had, and continues to have, a massive impact, thanks to all those who work with us to support and deliver the programme.  We are genuinely committed to using our sustained growth to support our local communities and are proud to have these efforts recognised on not just one but two award shortlists.”

In July, we announced that we had won two awards in one day: Waste Transfer and Skip Hire Business of the Year 2021 with Let’s Recycle Awards for Excellence and Subcontractor of the Year 2020/21 with National Business and Construction Awards.  We will be hoping for a bit of the same luck at the National Recycling Awards dinner on 8th December!