Congratulations To Our Sponsors, RUK Group

We are very proud to announce that our main club sponsors, RUK Group, were not only nominated for a leading business award, but then went on to win it.

From all of us at The New Saints FC, massive congratulations go out to everyone associated with the company. You can read more via the RUK Group’s press release below.



Recycling UK Ltd was awarded the prestigious Export and International Trade Award in front of over 400 who attended The West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce Annual Ball and Awards 2018 held at Chester Racecourse, Chester on Friday 16th November.

Neil Clarke, Managing Director said that this was such an honour, and a real credit to the team at our Tarporley Head Office considering the difficult trading conditions and shipping constraints at times over the last 18 months.

He said that everyone had really pulled together and ensured that we had new export markets in place for material sales to cover the Chinese ban on Mixed Paper sales which came into force last year.

He said the Group with the expert help of Rick Waterson had opened up new markets for material in Europe by working with strategic partner paper mills and we also increased sales substantially to India through the partnership with Paperworks India this year.

Although unable to attend the presentation Commercial Director Simon Marsden said that it was a proud moment for everyone to be honoured by such a large prestigious Chamber of Commerce.

He said, it is very pleasing that RUK have been able to work with a strategic partner in China to produce the quality required to be accepted as a main supplier under the new strict Chinese grade specifications and inspection regime and all the hard work is paying dividends with over 60 containers per week being shipped to China from two locations.

Rick Waterson added that although the UK market is very important and we will always support it first and foremost, export is really important to the sustainability of the paper recycling industry in the UK by giving us the ability to sell the large surpluses produced.

Rick said it was a very proud moment standing on the stage with everyone from RUK and pleasing that Materials Recycling & Consultancy Ltd was recognised as being an integral part of the Groups ongoing success story.