A WINSFORD company has secured a prestigious contract after scoring an impressive 98.5 out of 100 in the tendering process.

UK Container Maintenance (UKCM), the UK’s largest family-owned container repair and refurbishment company has been awarded onto YPO’s 983 framework.

The firm will be refurbishing containers through the framework for the next four years.

YPO is the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation that supplies products and services to a wide range of customers including schools, local authorities, charities, emergency services, public sector and other businesses such as nurseries and care homes.

The organisation is 100 per cent publicly owned by 13 local authorities and all the profits they make are returned to their public sector customers, delivering better value for money.

UKCM was awarded the four year contract following an in-depth tender process, in which they scored an impressive 98.5 out of 100.

Emma Elston MBE, chief executive officer UKCM, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded onto the YPO framework and look forward to refurbishing containers for their customers, thereby adding value to their stock and ensuring they stay in the workplace longer.

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Richard Delooze, sales director, and Emma Elston, chief executive officer at UKCM

"We tendered against a number of other specialists and thrilled to see we scored so highly in the pitch process.”

Helen Wardman, business manager at YPO, said: “YPO is pleased to continue our working relationship with UKCM. The services they offer provide our customers with best value and ensure their containers continue to perform in use for as long as possible.”

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Established in 1998, UKCM is dedicated to the refurbishment of all types of waste and recycling containers and works across the country offering waste companies and local authorities’ mobile repairs as well as factory-based services at its head office on Road One in Winsford.

The process brings old and often unwanted waste containers back to life instead of them going to scrap.

The business model – refurbishment over replacement - is simple and for a third of the price of replacing a container, UKCM can restore the unit to full working order.