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Lone recycling firm makes FT 'future' list

O’Donovan Waste has become the only sector firm to make it into the Financial Times’ FT Future 100 UK Companies ranking.

The list seeks to find fast-growing companies that are making an impact on their industry or wider society through their environmental, social and governance policies. 

O’Donovan was also the oldest company in the list, having been founded in 1959.

The list showed the company with a revenue growth rate during 2013-16 of 23.6% to £19m, and with an increase of 70 its employee total to 160, of whom 11% were women.

Managing director Jacqueline O’Donovan said: “It is a huge achievement for us to be listed as an FT Future 100 UK company.

“We have worked hard to be at the top of our game in our sector. This recognition of our effort and passion to be the best is fantastic as we continue to grow and evolve our company.”

The London-based business has five sites and offers skip hire, roll on/off bins, waste transfer stations, tipper and grab lorry services, recycled aggregates, road sweepers, wheelie bins and demolition services.

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