13 February 2018

NWH reaches final stage of Director of the Year Awards


The NWH Group is pleased to announce that CEO Mark Williams has been shortlisted in two categories at this years’ Institute of Directors, Director of the Year Awards: Family Business Director of the Year and overall Director of The Year, in the large business category.

The Director of the Year Awardscelebrate individuals’ business accomplishments in 2017, and a shortlist of 37 Scottish business leaders will now compete for awards across nine key director categories and five regional categories. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony which takes place at the Crowne Plaza Glasgow on Thursday 22nd March 2018.  

Mark Williams said: “It’s great news to have reached the final stages at the IoD Director the Year Awards. Our success must be attributed to a real team effort, and my thanks go to all of our fantastic staff, customers and suppliers who have helped us to achieve so much in recent years. We are all aiming to make a difference to the environment in which we operate, and I’m pleased that our efforts have been recognised.”

Mark joined the business in 1991, and by 2005 he was leading the buyout of his father and uncle. One of the main strategic objectives for the last five years has been to safeguard the NWH business and achieve growth through diversification. This has been achieved by securing customers in new markets, growth in new geographical locations and through several strategic acquisitions.  

Under Mark’s leadership, there has been a real shift in strategic leadership with a focus on providing clarity to the team on organisational goals and strategy, evolving a traditional family-led company to become a market leading, values-led organisation that is delivering long-term shareholder value. Environmental compliance has moved to top the agenda, with NWH actively advising customers on taking waste challenges further up the value chain.

The business is now well on its way to achieving its objective to become a £100m+ resource management business, and one that contributes considerably to Scotland and its economy. The Board has been professionalised with the appointment of non-executive directors and a highly experienced chairman, so NWH benefits from an excellent mix of family members, professionals and some key employees. 

Dougie Neil, General Manager of Land Services at The NWH Group, said: “Mark has constantly challenged the business to change and adapt to achieve greater things.  He has shown courage, vision and commitment throughout his career overseeing exponential growth and breaking into new sectors.”

About the Institute of Directors 

The Institute of Directors (IoD) was founded in 1903 and within three years was awarded a Royal Charter to support, represent and set standards for business leaders nationwide. The IoD remain deeply proud of its Royal Charter and it stays at the forefront of everything it does as an organisation.

About The NWH Group

First established in 1967, NWH Group is a second generation family-run national business head quartered in Edinburgh. The company has demonstrated strong growth in recent years and now employs more than 310 staff located across eight sites, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Middleton, Dalkeith, Mayfield, Dundee, Fife and Petterden, offering a variety of land and environmental services such as waste collection and material recycling, muck shifting, road sweepers, concrete and aggregate supplies, skip, artic and low loader hire, and winter gritting services.

Through its growth, the focus has remained the same - to provide a quality and personal service to each and every one of its customers across major construction, infrastructure, utilities and public sector projects. NWH also serves the recycling needs of SME’s across Scotland, as well as large private businesses including home builders, engineering contractors, hospitality, catering and events.