Forward triumphs, securing prestigious National Recycling Award

Leading Welsh environmental services specialist, Forward, has clinched a coveted National Recycling Award.

Forward emerged victorious in the Employee Training and Skills category at the ceremony in London on 16 November, the largest and most prestigious event in the recycling and resource management sector calendar.

Forward beat the competition thanks to its ‘bringing values to life’ project, set to reaffirm the company’s five core values: trust, preparation, thoroughness, creativity, and persistence. Over the past twelve months, Forward has actively revitalised these values, aligning them with the evolving work landscape post-Covid, inspiring existing team members and guiding new recruits.

Judges commented that “Not many organisations take the time and effort to instil their values, so it was excellent to see this business lead with and reinforce its values. The re-induction process was a key and valuable element to the success of this initiative”.


Lyndon Ward, the Founder and CEO at Forward, said: “Winning the National Recycling Award in the Employee Training and Skills category is a tremendous honour for Forward. This achievement underscores our dedication to excellence and innovation in environmental services.

“I am genuinely pleased that our ‘bring values to life’ initiative has not only been recognised but celebrated for its impact on our positive workplace culture. This accolade is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our team, and we are excited to continue making a positive impact in the recycling and resource management sector.”


Forward is the trading name of Forward Waste Management Limited, a Welsh environmental services specialist established in 2006, providing total waste management solutions for the manufacturing industry. The company also owns subsidiary Enviroquip, which was formed in 1998 and manufactures compactors, balers, containers and other handling equipment for waste and recycling applications across the UK. Enviroquip is the largest manufacturer and fabricator of waste handling equipment in Wales.