Ward exports to foundries and steelworks worldwide from its base in Derbyshire, and has been winning orders in India and the Asia Pacific region, resulting in exports of £38m in 2012. Founded in 1944, four generations of the Ward family have helped build this scrap metal business and the company has just invested in a new metal waste residue plant.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank52
CompanyWard Recycling
ActivityMetal and waste recycler
LocationDerbyshire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa78.25%
International sales £000s37,986
Total sales £000s104,114
Staff168
Founded1944
Websitewww.wardrecycling.com

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