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Metal recycler wins Queen's Award

Metal recycler S Norton & Co has won a Queens Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.

It received the award in recognition of its consistent growth in exports between 2000 and 2002, in which its export business increased by £23 million an improvement of more than 50%.

During the same period, the company expanded its UK operations with a £20m investment in new facilities, and a 43% increase in the workforce in Liverpool and Manchester.

Managing director John Norton said: I am delighted to receive this award. We have also made a significant investment in our facilities, which enables us to provide high-quality products at internationally competitive prices.

Norton processes and ships more than 1m tonnes of recycled scrap ferrous and non-ferrous metal annually.

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