Jacqueline O’Donovan collects the Sir Frank Davies Trophy at the 2019 MPA Awards

Jacqueline O’Donovan collects the Sir Frank Davies Trophy at the 2019 Mineral Products Association Awards

C&D waste specialist O’Donovan Waste Disposal (WD) has been awarded the Sir Frank Davies Trophy at this year’s Mineral Products Association (MPA) Awards.

The MPA Awards, held annually alongside the trade association’s conference, celebrate the health and safety achievements of companies in the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.

The 2019 Sir Frank Davies award was presented to the recycling company at the trade association’s 10th Annual Luncheon.

Nigel Jackson, chief executive of the MPA, said: “The winner of the Sir Frank Davies Trophy for outstanding practice and performance for those companies with fewer than 1,000 employees was O’Donovan Waste Disposal who the judges felt had sustained their health and safety performance year-on-year, transferring health and safety from a mere priority to a true value”.

Speaking of the company’s win, the company’s managing director, Jacqueline O’Donovan, said: “I am absolutely honoured for us to win this award. We work hard to ensure that health and safety is not only a top priority at O’Donovan, but it is second nature to the team in every operation we carry out.

“We never stop learning and work with our stakeholders, from clients to our insurance company Direct Insurance, who have been an integral part of our success and assist us in implementing innovative change and share our vision on all round safer working practices.

“It is a fantastic achievement to be awarded this trophy and we would like to thank the judges and the MPA for the recognition.”

This year sees O’Donovan Waste Disposal also celebrate its 60th anniversary.

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