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Date posted: 17th December 2020

It’s been quite a year for everyone – and not necessarily for the right reasons. However, we want to end the year on a positive note, with a look back at all the wonderful things we have achieved this year.

In February, we were delighted to hit a recycling milestone, after sending a massive 1,985 tonnes of wooden packaging waste in 2019. This means that, while our preferred option is always to reuse, it’s good to know that, when recycling is the only option, we’re getting it right.

In March, we became members of The Industrial Packaging Association (IPA), the industry body for the world of industrial transit packaging, making us one of the first pallet companies to join the association.

April was a big month for us; we moved to our new headquarters in Eaglescliffe and opened our new  Pallet Gate, meaning pallets can now be dropped off by clients, rather than waiting for collection. This was also the month we commissioned our new shredder, which makes light work of recycling non-reusable pallets – the first load left at the end of that month.

At the end of May, we decided to support the construction industry by offering free pallet collections to building firms in the DL and TS postcodes, running the offer until October 1st.

By October, we had welcomed some new faces to the RPS team; four new employees and one apprentice, to help meet the growing demand for our services. In fact, we spent a lot of time in 2020 making sure we have the right people in the right roles every step of the way, ensuring we continued to exceed our clients’ expectations.

As we always say, our employees are the heart of RPS, and this year we’ve continued to invest in them every step of the way, helping them train in all aspects of the business, such as forklift and  telehandler training. We’ve also provided banksman training and four operatives received certification to use a cherry-picker.

We will be continuing this investment in our people, watch this space in the new year to find out more about how we’re formalising and incentivising our training, ensuring each member of the RPS team works to be the very best they can be.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the team for all their hard work over this most unprecedented of years, and to wish all our clients a very merry Christmas, and the best for 2021!

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