Sunderland firms' 'buy local' message

A leading Wearside waste management and skip hire company is doing its bit to combat climate change reduce its own carbon footprint by buying local.

By Tom Patterson
Friday, 25th June 2021, 1:54 pm

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Dale Barry of DLAW with Anne Ganley
Dale Barry of DLAW with Anne Ganley

Thompson Waste Ltd, based at the Parade, in Hendon, has grown rapidly in recent years and director Anne Ganley decided to look close to home when she needed more skips, – which are now being created by DLAW Contractors at the Port of Sunderland

As well as supporting a local business, the move means Thompson Waste has reduced company mileage used on purchasing and servicing skips by tens of thousands of miles a year.

DLAW Contractors set up to manufacture industrial heating and cooling systems, but the company has diversified into other areas.

That includes making new skips for Thompson’s and repairing and maintaining the company’s 500 plus skips containers.

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DLAW has already completed the first order of midi skips for the company, worth £50,000

Anne Ganley, whose family has run a business in Hendon since the 1950s, is passionate about adding value to the local economy and is delighted to be able to work with a company on her doorstep.

She said: “I am a firm believer that, if you can work with companies in our city, then you should always do that.

“DLAW Contractors is a fantastic success story not just for Hendon but for Sunderland as a whole. The company’s work is of the highest quality and it means that I can finally source what I need from a local company, which I’ve not been able to do for many years."

She added: “We’ve managed to carry out smaller repairs in house but we’ve always had to go out of the area for quality fabrication but we no longer have to do this. I hope this is the start of a very long business partnership for us both.”

Dale Barry, MD at DLAW, added: “We have been incredibly busy since we launched but it’s always great to be able to collaborate with another local company.

“We will be manufacturing skips for Thompson’s and this also showcases our ability to diversify.

“It’s brilliant that we are able to work together.”