makes prestigious Sunday Times Fast Track list

The waste company has been named one of UK’s fastest growing companies.

Yorkshire-based waste collection company Business Waste is celebrating its inclusion in the prestigious list published in this weekend’s Sunday Times.

The company appears at no.59 in the paper’s 24th annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 list marking the fastest-growing companies in the UK.

Established only five years ago, uses its propriety software to match companies with the best available waste operators, ensuring that customers are always with the right supplier, and this USP has seen them add some 3,000 new customers in what’s been a challenging year for everybody.

“We’re so pleased with this recognition,” says company marketing director Mark Hall, “We’ve worked from the very start to offer the best value while being greener and cleaner, and it’s paid off”.

Business Waste 2020 Fast Track 100

Local jobs boost

It’s a genuine cause for celebration, with Business Waste employing 61 people in York, Ilkley and Chesterfield, and despite a tough outlook for all business sectors, it hopes to expand to 75 staff in the future. sits shoulder-to-shoulder with prestigious names such as independent brewer Brewdog, nutrition brand Huel, and sporting promoter Matchroom.

Founded 2015 over 15,000 businesses now use the York firm’s waste management services. It acts as a broker, subcontracting out the collection of waste, as well as more specialist requirements such as clinical waste disposal.

Customers find they can save up to £300 per bin using’s services. But savings also come with a positive customer experience.

“What makes the difference is that all customer care his handled in-house,” says managing director David Adams. “It’s a point of pride that we maintain a good relationship with our clients rather than just point them toward a new waste sub-contractor”.

“Everything on a single monthly invoice – we exist to make life simpler and easier for our business clients.”

The green machine saves money

Behind the success story is its engagement with its customers.

“We’re not like other, less ethical, companies,” says director Mark Hall, “We don’t want to see people overcharged for their waste.”

He points out that helps their customers understand such concepts as weight limits on bins, and helps them to produce less waste for landfill so that they aren’t hit by excess charges.
“Being greener actually saves our clients money – who knew?”

Hall adds: “We also don’t charge for the Duty of Care certificate, which is something that others try to get away with”.’s position as a broker means that it saves its customers the legwork of changing their waste contractor, giving them the peace of mind of regular collections with huge savings.

Managing Director David Adams says “ has become one of the country’s fastest-growing waste company because we save companies money and make their lives simpler.

“But most of all, we’re delighted that this growth has resulted in local jobs – especially when 2020 has been so difficult right across the board.”

What next for Business Waste? have no intention of resting on its laurels despite the mention in the Sunday Times Fast Track List.

“We’re looking toward further expansion,” says David Adams, “We’ve got big plans to increase our turnover in the next two years, and that – of course – will mean more jobs.

“While we cover the whole of the UK, we’re proud of our local roots and are committed to contributing to the Yorkshire economy,” he continued.

The local saying “Where there’s muck there’s brass” may be almost a cliché these days, but Yorkshire’s has proved that it’s still relevant in the year 2020 and beyond.

“We’ve got a couple of challenging years ahead,” says Mark Hall, “but we’re on target to be the fastest growing and most ethical waste company in the country.”

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