New contracts help shredding firm expand workforce

Shredall founder Lloyd Williams. Picture: Contributed
Shredall founder Lloyd Williams. Picture: Contributed
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A document shredding and data destruction company has won a clutch of significant contracts that has led it to expand its workforce in Scotland and forecast a 15 per cent jump in turnover this year.

Shredall Scotland has secured three new national contracts to provide on-site and off-site paper shredding, data and recycling services to NHS Lanarkshire, a law firm and an insurance broker.

The Lanarkshire-based company, with branches in Nottingham and London, has taken on two new HGV drivers and administration staff in Scotland to deal with the increased workload from the contracts, which are together worth more than £100,000.

It is also recruiting a number of telesales staff in Scotland to drive further new business opportunities.

Last year, Shredall achieved a turnover in excess of £3.2 million, a figure which is expected to grow by £500,000, or more than 15 per cent, this year.

Confidential waste manager for Shredall Scotland Brian McCulloch said the firm is also currently bidding for another three contract tenders.

“It’s a busy period for us at the moment and we’re really pleased that these clients have chosen to put their trust in us to help them destroy their sensitive documents.”

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Shredall is a family owned business that was established by Lloyd Williams in 1997. As well as paper shredding, the firm offers destruction services for items including hard drives, memory products, monitors, towers, printers and laptops.

Williams said: “I’m extremely proud of what Shredall has achieved over the last 19 years, we’re now one of the largest independently owned shredding and data destruction companies in the UK. But we’re not one to rest on our laurels, we’re continuing to win new business and are on track for another successful year this year.

“The recruitment of new telesales staff in Scotland will help with our ambitious plans for future growth.”

Shredall recently became the only waste destructor in Scotland to be accredited by the National Association for Information Destruction which conducts annual and random audits to ensure client confidentiality standards are maintained.

Shredall’s sister company SDS was founded in 2005, offering safe and secure document storage archive for business records, offsite media back up, deed storage, vault storage and document scanning and digitising in archive facilities across the UK.