Clarity Environmental has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2020.
The report recognises the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs)*, highlighting the regional and sector diversity of the UK’s SMEs and the entrepreneurial spirit shown by these companies.
To be featured in the report, businesses had to demonstrate strong revenue growth over the last three years and outperform their sector peers, creating a unique list of the UK’s most innovative SMEs. Further details on the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report and methodology can be found online at www.1000companies.com.
Clarity Environmental provides recycling, recovery and trading services that help businesses comply with environmental regulations. Founded in 2002 to trade in packaging recovery notes – the evidence of recycling needed by packaging producers to comply with the regulations – the business rapidly evolved. It now also operates packaging and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) compliance schemes, collects scrap vehicle batteries for recycling and provides a range of waste to fuel services. In 2018, Clarity Environmental made a commitment to donate 1 per cent of its profits to charitable organisations, social enterprises or awareness campaigns.
Founder and Managing Director of Clarity Environmental, David Honcoop, said of the news: “It is a great honour and huge achievement to have been included in this year’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report. This is a well-deserved reflection of the hard work and enthusiasm that our loyal team put into our business. Our inclusion follows several years of significant growth, which has been driven by our commitment to be a customer-focused business that uses its success to make a difference. We have made it our mission to be a good business that does good, and our growth enables us to go further in achieving that, whilst retaining the dedicated service we are so proud of.”
David Schwimmer, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group: “This report highlights the vital role of SMEs in driving economic growth, leading innovation and providing jobs across the UK. In this challenging year for businesses, it is more important than ever to shine a light on these stories of resilience and entrepreneurship. The success of UK SMEs is crucial as we rebuild a post COVID-19 economy, and London Stock Exchange Group is committed to helping growth companies achieve their potential.”
The Rt Hon John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury: “SMEs are the engine room of our economy. They have risen to the immense challenges of this year with resilience and ingenuity, and we are proud to support them with one of the most generous and comprehensive packages for businesses anywhere in the world. It is more important than ever that we champion the companies in this year’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report and many others like them – they are creating jobs, spurring on our economic recovery, and building the industries of the future.”
A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at www.1000companies.com.