O’DONOVAN Waste Disposal added another trophy to its cabinet this month after scooping a prestigious gong at Britain’s annual Environment and Energy Awards.
The London-based Irish firm, which specialises in construction and demolition waste management, won the Health, Safety and Environmental Skills Development title at the 16th annual ceremony - beating off stiff competition from the likes of Barhale, Trant Utilities and J Murphy & Sons, who were also shortlisted in the category.
The award, which recognises excellence in staff development to meet industry environmental, health and safety requirements, adds to O’Donovan’s already bustling collection - which includes a National Motor Transport Award for training and the Institute of Directors South East and London Award for Family Director of the Year.
Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of the independent, family-run company, said: “This win is testament to our commitment to staff training, the development of health and safety and our drive to improve environmental performance in all our operations.”
She added: “We invest significant time and resources to ensure that our drivers and team have the knowledge they need to undertake their job above and beyond the standards that are expected by the industry. We refuse to compromise on this and are proud to be the benchmark for health, safety and environmental practice in our industry.”
The O’Donovan Waste Disposal team received their award during a glitzy ceremony held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on April 22.