A local company from Alveley, near Bridgnorth, has been named one of the best rural businesses in the UK after winning a regional Rural Business Award.

Staysafe PPE Ltd was awarded for the best Innovation at the Midlands regional finals of the Rural Business Awards in partnership with Amazon, which took place virtually this year.

Following the impressive achievement at the regional final, Staysafe PPE will now go on to represent the MIdlands at the national final of the Rural Business Awards in February 2022.

Staysafe PPE Ltd was founded in 2016 to deliver cost savings for local businesses by washing and returning PPE for re-use and is the only waste management streaming company to save money. The company is still focused on supporting the local economy and providing much needed rural employment, and now operates nationwide. As the UK leader in PPE recycling, Staysafe PPE has signed up to the Net Zero pledge and is working with end users, distributors, and manufacturers alike to reduce landfill, cut carbon emissions and protect our environment. Almost a million items, some 954 tonnes of PPE were saved from unnecessary destruction last year.

The Rural Business Awards 2021/2022, in partnership with Amazon, will mark the Awards’ seventh year of celebrating the success of businesses across the UK’s rural economy. The Awards are organised by rural business for rural business with the aim of celebrating the achievements of rural businesses and developing a strong network for rural business owners.
Speaking after picking up the prestigious award, Denise Brinton said:

“We are thrilled to be given this prestigious award which recognizes the contribution we are making to the local economy and the wider environment. By reducing unnecessary destruction of PPE, we are also reducing carbon footprints, CO2 emissions, and addressing supply chain issues as virtually all PPE is imported from the Far East. Savings for our customers are as much as 70% on new PPE spend’

Director and Co-Founder of The Rural Business Awards, Jemma Clifford, added: “We are very proud to be hosting the seventh annual Rural Business Awards in partnership with Amazon, especially after the past 18 months. On behalf of the Rural Business Awards team, I would like to say congratulations to Staysafe PPE Ltd for this very well-deserved win and wish them all the best ahead of the national final.”

The Rural Business Awards is the brainchild of Leicestershire businesswomen Anna Price and Jemma Clifford, who wanted to showcase the wealth of entrepreneurial talent in rural areas of Britain.

The Awards are organised by rural business for rural business, with winners in the 13 categories - ranging from Best Rural Start Up and Best Rural Diversification Project; through to Best Rural Professional Services Business and Best Rural Innovation - decided by an independent panel of judges drawn from the rural business sector, rural public sector agencies, and rural charitable organisations.

The Rural Business Awards is hosting a series of regional finals in the North, East, Midlands, South West, Wales and Northern Ireland, throughout October 2021, ahead of the National Final next February.

To find out more about Staysafe PPE Ltd, go to www.pperecycling.co.uk, or call Denise on 01746 781103
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