Managing director Stan Whittaker, 70, joined this family-owned metal recycler, founded by his parents in 1959, when he was 15. The Leeds-based company now operates nine recycling centres across Yorkshire and handles 210,000 tons of waste metal every year. International sales hit £12.9m in 2017, boosted by exports of processed scrap steel to India, China, Pakistan and Europe.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank31
CompanyMorley Waste Traders
ActivityMetal recycler
LocationLeeds
2-yr av intl sales growth pa85.72%
International sales £000s*12,883
Total sales £000s*35,596
Staff111
Founded1959
Websitewww.morleywaste.com

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