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Acumen become one of the Top 50 fastest growing waste businesses in the UK

Acumen are delighted to be confirmed as the fastest growing hazardous waste focused business on the Catalyst CIWM Fast 50 2016 list, which was reviewed against almost 1,000 businesses across the waste industry.

The CIWM Waste & Resources Fast 50 ranks the fastest growing privately owned businesses that serve the UK waste industry by revenue growth.

The well-respected list is compiled annually by Catalyst Corporate Finance in association with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) which is promoted and discussed broadly across the waste industry.

Mark Wilson, Partner, Catalyst Corporate Finance said “Acumen has truly differentiated themselves from their competitors by delivering technically complex solutions for customers. This expertise is driving an impressive rate of growth, reflected in Acumen’s entry into the 2016 Catalyst Waste Fast 50. I am very impressed by the team and will be eagerly following the development of the business over the next 12 months.”

Leon Kirk, Acumen’s Managing Director added “we are delighted that our recent business performance means that we’ve achieved a place on this list . This achievement is testament to the combined effort of all the dedicated Acumen people and the realigning the business strategy to drive the business forward. We are now in a position to serve the changing requirements of our customers and to continue to grow our business.

Our long-term business strategy will help lead the company to the forefront of our sector and provide solutions that sustainably add value within our market places”

“Acumen provide Industrial Site services and Waste Management Solutions and with the current growth we are experiencing and the growing customer base that goes hand in hand with that, it’s never been more important to ensure we can offer our customers compelling solutions”

As a company, Acumen are celebrating more than 22 years of business excellence and boast a wealth of expertise and accreditations.

The company continues to develop innovative and pioneering solutions that provide a range of benefits including re-use, recycling waste minimisation, to waste elimination and industrial services such as on-site treatment works, decontaminating, decommissioning and tank cleaning.

Head Office, Knottingley

Acumen House, Headlands Lane, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, WF11 0LA

Phone: 01977 529586


Acumen Waste Services, Tame Road, Middlesbrough, TS3 6LL

Phone: 01977 529586

West Midlands

Acumen Waste Services, Lincoln Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV10 0DX

Phone: 01902 352100

York - Escrick

Acumen Waste Recovery Park, The Old Brick & Tile Works, YO19 6ED

Phone: 01977 529586


No 2 East Site, East Terminal, Immingham Dock, Immingham

Phone: 01977 529586


Keighley Office, Newbridge Industrial Estate, Pitt Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 4PQ

Phone: 0845 600 3572

York - Harewood Whin

Liquid Treatment Plant, Harewood Whinn, Tinker Lane, Rufforth, York, YO2 3RR

Phone: 01977 529586