Simon Pearce, 59, heads this family-owned St Albans-based group, which has been in the recycling industry since 1869. It operates collection services for corporate and public sector clients, and manufactures compactors and balers used by hospitals, restaurants and factories. Under its ECObed brand it sells bedding made from waste paper and card to gamekeepers and racehorse owners around the world. Exports rose to £6.7m last year.

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Company details
CompanyThe Pearce Group
ActivityRecycling services provider
LocationSt Albans
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa55.18%
International sales £000s6,652
Total sales £000s14,974

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