Recycling firm doubles turnover as it helps Covid clean-up

Corby-based Axil Integrated Services has hired its 100th employee, following a year that saw the waste management company grow by 100%, with revenue jumping from £11m to £22m.

The firm now says it is on track to deliver “significant” growth in the coming year.

Axil work with several household names including Whirlpool, Birdseye, McLaren and LEVC – the makers of the iconic black cab. The company also supported the rollout of rapid testing by providing waste services to several Covid testing sites across the UK.

Ed Pigg, managing director at Axil Integrated Services, said: “We’re delighted with the growth in our business. The Environmental aspect within ESG is becoming a priority for many businesses. The UK Government is targeting a 65 per cent municipal recycling rate by 2035, so waste segregation must be the focus for any proactive waste partner. We’re working with a number of dynamic, forward-looking companies to help them achieve zero waste while reducing their operating costs.”

David Sherrington, UK & Ireland energy, environmental, health & safety manager at Whirlpool, said: “Axil has been key to Whirlpool achieving Zero Waste to Landfill at both our HQ and Yate Factory. We outlined our needs, and the Axil team used all their skills and experience to ensure that we followed the waste hierarchy. That meant not just avoiding waste to landfill but actively seeking out better ways to then recycle – and doing so in a way that produced a better quality of waste stream whilst driving down costs for the whole operation.”