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Acumen Waste Services recognised as an Investor in People

Acumen Waste Services Ltd, a leading UK Waste Management and Industrial Services company, has achieved accreditation to the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people.

Founded in 1994 and remaining privately owned, Acumen are head quartered in Knottingley near Wakefield with further depots in Stockton-on-Tees, Wolverhampton and York, allowing them to provide a reliable and cost-effective service to the UK and mainland Europe..

The Acumen approach is to offer clear and intelligent thinking that gives their customers maximum benefits. Acumen help their customers understand how they can achieve cost benefits and environmental improvements through:

  • Waste Elimination
  • Re-Use
  • Waste Minimisation
  • Recycling
  • Conventional waste management

Acumen’s expertise means that they are regarded as pioneers and innovators across a board range of business sectors. They recognise opportunities and develop sustainable solutions to support their customers.

Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “Achieving the Investors in People Standard is something that any organisation should be truly proud of. Working with Investors in People inspires and enables leaders, managers and employees at all levels to build their skills, improve their performance and achieve their potential. We’d like to congratulate Acumen on their achievement.”

Steve Burrows, Managing Director of Investors in People North of England said:

“This is a fantastic achievement for Acumen and I would like to congratulate the team on their success. We believe that good people make a great business and as a proven organisational development framework, Investors in People is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, enhance performance and meet goals. With their accreditation success, Acumen is certainly working to realise their people potential.”

Commenting on the award, Kristian Sutton, Finance Director of said: “At the end of this financial year, we will have achieved double digit growth for the past couple of years and our aim is to continue this trend going forwards,   Our growth and development strategies are realised through the people that work for Acumen . Employing the best people and ensuring their continued development is a key part of that strategy….”

For more information about Acumen Waste Services please visit or Investors in People please visit

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