Cardiff Council Extend Contract

28 February 2020

Around this time last year we published a press release announcing the Cardiff City Council confidential paper waste tender being awarded to ELITE Paper Solutions, which outlined to dispose of more than 70,000kg of confidential waste from 70 sites which the council produces each year. 12 months on, and the contract has gone amazingly! After tendering, we’ve now successfully won an additional contact with Cardiff Council which was announced last month. We’ll now be collecting confidential waste from County Hall,

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An Award Winning Social Enterprise!

09 December 2019

On Friday 6th December 2019, ELITE Paper Solutions staff members Adam & Ian travelled to London for the annual SME National Awards held at Wembley Stadium. With over 200 organisation across the UK attending the event as finalists in over 20 different categories. EPS attended the event for their very first time as finalists for the ‘Community Business of the Year’. Presenting the night was Layla Anna-Lee, best know for presenting Cage Warriors on BT Sports, Layla was fantastic throughout the

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Funding Received from Welsh Government

22 November 2019

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we’ve been successful in the Welsh Governments #FoundationalEconomy challenge Fund. We will receive £85,190 in funding. Our plan is to work with public sector stakeholders to change procurement practices and place more contracts with social enterprises that support those furthest from the labour market. The Foundational Economy Challenge Fund is supporting a series of experimental projects that will support the foundational economy. The fund’s budget is now over £4.5m. This includes £2.4m from

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Health Board demonstrates community commitment

06 September 2019

ELITE Paper Solutions, a Social Enterprise based in Merthyr Tydfil, was appointed in December 2018 by Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Hospital Board, to collect, destroy and recycle, confidential waste documents across all of their sites, estimated at around 250 tonnes of paper per year. The social enterprise offers training and employment opportunities to people with disabilities or those experiencing disadvantage, in South Wales. The aim of the social enterprise is to be a progressive intermediate labour market resource, where organisations

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Deputy Minister Visits EPS to Discuss New Contract

08 May 2019

Following EPS being awarded a contract with Transport for Wales, the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, Lee Waters visited our site 2nd May 2019. TfW is awarding contracts to social enterprises within Wales, due to the positive impact they have within communities. They are at the beginning of an exciting journey which will see over £5 billion invested in Wales’ transport network. The not-for-profit company, wholly owned by Welsh Government, is fully aligned with the Well-being of Future Generations

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ELITE Recycling Operative Goes Back to School to Share Success

01 April 2019

Josh O’Leary, from Tredegar is encouraging pupils from his former secondary school to consider apprenticeships as a chosen career path. Josh is a Recycling Operative at ELITE Paper Solutions, he attended Bishop Hedley RC High School until he was 16 years old. He wanted to stay in the local area and knew he wanted to gain professional qualifications. Josh struggled with the traditional classroom learning, so after leaving school he looked into more practical ways to gain qualifications. He applied for

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Cardiff chooses ELITE for confidential waste collections

27 February 2019

Cardiff Council has appointed EPS as their new provider to dispose of more than 70,000kg of confidential waste it produces each year. Following a successful tender exercise, ELITE Paper Solutions, has been appointed to collect confidential waste documents from more than 75 sites throughout the city of Cardiff including schools, community hubs and Council offices. Cabinet Member for Finance, Modernisation and Performance, Cllr Chris Weaver, said: “We want to do business with organisations who share our principles around promoting social

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The return of Luke O’Neill!

19 February 2019

It’s that time again, where we’d like to share a journey of one of our staff members, telling their story about working at ELITE. Our journey today is with Luke O’Neill, who originally joined ELITE back in 2015, being one of the first volunteers to walk through our doors. Luke was a shy individual, and came to us low on confidence. Quickly progressing into an important team member, Luke was given a 16-hour a week contract after just 6 weeks

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Do you want to volunteer?

11 January 2019

We’re currently offering numerous volunteering opportunities at ELITE Paper Solutions, and would love to hear from anyone interested in joining our team! Participants will be encouraged to take part in the many volunteering opportunities available at ELITE, which will aim to improve their confidence within the workplace & also build employment skills. Through the ‘New Opportunities Project’ you could access valuable work experience in the following areas; Warehouse – Sorting, shredding, bailing paper.Office – Answering the phone, data inputting, scheduling

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