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News 2015


Leo Group takes part in the Total Warrior assault course!

 5 August 2015

Congratulations to Leo Group’s Total Warrior Team, who took part in the 2015 Total Warrior 12K assault course in Bramham park in July.

 

Our 14-strong team battled through several obstacles which included electric shocks, freezing ice baths and gruelling mud crawls in just under 2 hours. For some of the team, that was just a starter – some then went on to complete the 20K Tough Mudder assault course!  I’m sure everyone would agree that a mammoth effort has been put in by all.  The team’s tough training regime and hard work on the day itself paid off, as all sponsorship money raised by the team has been donated to the Help for Heroes campaign.

 

The team organiser Stephen Mottram said ''Another successful year for the team, we hope to uphold this to continue raising money for such a great cause''


Leo Group 10k 2015 team raise £19,935.67 for Cancer Research UK

12 July 2015

In what appears to have become a Leo Group tradition, on 12th July 2015 the team of 9 Leo Group employees and representatives completed the Leeds 10k Clarion corporate challenge, for the fourth consecutive year. 


Leo Group managing director, Danny Sawrij focused on raising money for Cancer Research UK after losing his mother to cancer earlier this year, he extended his personal thanks to all supporters as donations this year  reached over £20k. 


Natasha Symonds, a sports team executive for Cancer Research UK informed the Leo Group how the charity could potentially use the funds donated;

 "£19,935.67 could cover the cost of a trial for a year to find out if radiotherapy will pack more of a punch to cancer cells and stop the disease coming back after surgery improving treatments for patients with lung cancer. It could also cover the cost of a trial for a month to test new combinations of drugs, to improve treatments for more dads, sons, brothers and grandfathers with prostate cancer". 


Finally, the Leo Group proudly donated an ipad mini into the raffle held at Penruddock School which raised £310 of the evenings total £1735. The schools comments are as follows: 


“The money raised will go towards a range of equipment and learning resources for key stage 1 and 2. Can we take this opportunity to thank Omega Proteins for the generous donation which was considered the 'Star Prize' of the event”


Envirowaste Services team set to tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge     

13 March 2015 

On Saturday 30th May 2015, employees from Envirowaste Services Ltd will take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for charity. The team are undertaking this gruelling hike to raise money for Kirkwood Hospice. Donations can be made through Envirowaste Services’ JustGiving fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/EnvirowasteServices/ 

 

Transfer Station Manager Jenny Firth, said: “The team is really looking forward to taking part in the challenge this summer. Kirkwood Hospice do fantastic work in our local community so we hope to raise as much money as possible to support them." 

 

As one of the leading recycling companies in West Yorkshire, Envirowaste Services’ Waste Transfer Station in Halifax processes over 75,000 tonnes of material per year. The Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) offers customers an environmentally friendly method of disposing of their waste. 

 

 

 
 

 

Leo Group supports Total Warrior charity event in Leeds

6 March 2015

Leo Group’s Managing Director and his son are teaming up with Evolve Fitness and Physio to take part in Total Warrior, an intense 10K obstacle challenge in Leeds this summer to raise money for charity.

In 2014, almost 50 people from team Evolve Fitness and Physio took part in Tough Mudder, a gruelling 20K obstacle course. The event was a huge success with every team member passing over the finish line, albeit covered in mud, with high spirits and a feeling of achievement. 

This year, with support from Leo Group, a similar size team will enter both Total Warrior in June and Tough Mudder in August. Bramham Park in Leeds will offer a picturesque setting for the gruelling Total Warrior muddy challenge that consists of 30 punishing obstacles include the ‘human bbq, shockers and steeplechase’. The team will once again be fundraising for Help for Heroes.


Leo Group team prepares for 2015 corporate challenge

23 February 2015

It’s that time of year again, time for the Leo Group team to dust off their running shoes in preparation for the Clarion Corporate Challenge Leeds 10K. The race is on to find the fastest organisation in the region after law firm Clarion confirmed its support for the event for the 9th successive year.  

On July 12th 2015, hundreds of businessmen and women will compete in a bid to become the fastest firm in the region whilst also raising money for charity. Over 730 people took part in the 2014 Clarion Corporate Challenge including the Leo Group team of 14 runners. Raising over £18,000 for charity, Leo Group was the event’s top fundraiser for the second consecutive year.  
 
Leo Group’s Managing Director, Danny Sawrij, said: “This event forms a core part of our programme of support to local charities. To be crowned the top corporate fundraiser for a consecutive year was an amazing achievement by those colleagues who joined me in the run. We are very grateful to the many people who dug deep into their pockets to support our efforts!”


 


Leo Group is proud to support the Scottish Rally Champion 2014

6 February 2015

Leo Group is pleased to announce that 2014 was a winning year Euan Thorburn Rallying. Despite the wet conditions, Euan and Co-Driver Paul Beaton won the Scottish Rally Champion 2014!  

Fighting out the race stages in an intense battle with their main rival, Euan went on to secure a victory at the SRC in Perth with over a two minute lead. As one of the sponsors for the season, the team’s Ford Focus WRC prominently featured Leo Group’s logo.  

After the race Euan said: “Finally, after all these years battling at the front, and winning rallies, I can call myself the Scottish Champion. To seal it on the Colin McRae Rally, well that’s just a dream!”

Now racing in a Fiesta S2000, Euan’s hopes for the future look very bright following a brilliant performance in the final round of the World Rally Championship – Wales Rally GB. Despite some mechanical problems with the car, Euan finished 25th overall out of 110 starting crew. 


Envirowaste Services celebrates 'Go Green Week' with rebrand following period of investment

2 February 2015   

Recycling specialist, Envirowaste Services Ltd, has unveiled its new logo, website and uniforms following continued investment and expansion. The new green brand identity has been launched ahead of ‘Go Green Week’ 9th – 15th February 2015 which promotes climate action in the UK.

As one of the leading recycling companies in West Yorkshire, the new brand identity cements the company’s commitment to reducing the region’s environmental impact by ‘Achieving Through Recycling’. This tagline and the new logo, which are embroidered on the employee uniforms, depict the new corporate colours and reflect the company’s ethos. 

Envirowaste Services’ 40,000 sq ft state-of-the-art Waste Transfer Station in Halifax was completed in 2013, enabling the company to process over 75,000 tonnes of material per year. The £2 million Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) offers customers an environmentally friendly method of disposing of their waste.

The new website www.leogroupltd.co.uk/envirowaste demonstrates the company’s green credentials and details its material recovery processes. As well as recycling plastics, cardboard, paper, wood, polythene, green waste, metal and glass, the facility is now also producing Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) from the waste it receives.

Appointed in 2014, Transfer Station Manager Jenny Firth, has lead the rebrand and is taking the company from strength to strength. She said: “The new brand identity reflects the company’s commitment to both the environment and sustainable business practices. Investment in equipment means we’re able to recover an even greater amount of material. Our facility also produces RDF that can be used to generate electricity and reduce reliance on fossil fuels - further demonstrating what can be achieved through recycling.”


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Leo Group takes part in the Total Warrior assult course

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Leo Group supports Total Warrior charity event in Leeds

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