24th Of October by Sam Torr
Steve Morgan, P&A Group's managing director, was delighted to be presented with the Environment Green Award sponsored by Port of Mostyn at the recent Business Week Awards ceremony at Soughton Hall. The award recognises P&A for operating as an eco-friendly business and ensuring its sustainability with the opening of a new recycled woodchip division and investment in solar panels and two biomass boilers at the company's warehouses in Mold.
Steve Morgan MD said, “We are thrilled to have won the FBW 2014 Environment Green Award. We really want to build on what we’ve already achieved as a small business and continue our commitment to growth as a responsible Flintshire business.”
Over the last two years, P&A has doubled its manufacturing and warehouse space, and has significantly increased its turnover and its workforce. P&A Group now has a new venture in biomass woodchip fuel production, which led the company to winning the Environment Green Award. With recent investments, P&A now has the capacity to produce its own biomass woodchip from recycled timber for the company's own use, as well as producing enough to sell to other responsible businesses with biomass boilers. As the woodchip is made from recycled waste, P&A is reducing the amount of waste that might go to landfill and by producing woodchip as biomass fuel, customers are being provided with an eco-alternative to burning traditional fossil fuels and therefore reducing the amount of emissions that would be produced.
The biomass boiler market is vital in allowing the UK to achieve its environment targets for renewable energy and one of the main barriers to the growth of this market until now has been a viable and secure source of shredded wood at the right price.