Monday, April 23, 2012

News: C.F. Booth wins first Queen’s Award for Enterprise

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Rotherham-based, C.F. Booth, one of the largest independently run recycling companies in Europe, has been awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade as export sales reached an impressive £132m in 2011.

The company specialises in metal recycling and metal ingot manufacturing of both ferrous and non ferrous metals for UK import and export. Their Clarence Metal Works on Armer Street is thought to be the largest scrapyard in Europe.

Established in 1920 it has grown from a local metal trader and sustained investment in staff, technology and equipment enables C.F. Booth to be at the forefront of the industry and able to meet the ever growing global demand for recycled metals.

An extensive range of services includes specialist forms of scrap metal recycling and the trading and processing of all grades of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap.

One of their most high-profile contracts sees end-of-the-line carriages from the London Underground travel up to Rotherham to be dismantled and recycled. Over 200 carriages are expected to make the journey.

The manufacture of a wide range of copper-based ingots and forged parts for use mainly in the marine industry has developed new and exciting business opportunities throughout Scandinavia and Eastern Europe consolidating the company's exporting pedigree.

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are highly prestigious awards for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development.

C.F. Booth Ltd has won the Queen's Award for International Trade for an outstanding performance over the last three years. Export sales are 56% of turnover which is well in excess of industry sector averages contributing to overseas earnings growth of 81%. For the year to March 31 2011, turnover increased by a massive £100m to £237m.

Ken Booth, director of C.F. Booth, said: "We are honoured to have been given such a prestigious award, it really does endorse the fantastic team we have assembled at C.F. Booth and means a lot to us. We are a very proud British company and are excited about the future. We are certain that this award will only serve to enhance our reputation throughout the world."

As well as instant recognition, C.F. Booth will welcome a Royal representative to Rotherham during the year to present a crystal bowl and receive an invitation to attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace.

Fellow Rotherham metals specialist, Kiverton Park Steel, also picked up a Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade for 2012.

C.F. Booth website

Images: cfbooth.com

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