M J Bowers on finals of Somerset Business Awards for recycling

Yeovil waste management and recycling business M J Bowers has been selected as one of three Finalists in the 2014 Somerset Business Awards under the best Family Business of the Year category, sponsored by Albert Goodman.

The ceremony will be held on 17 October in Yeovil at the Westland Conference and Leisure Centre.

M & J Bowers was established in 1973 in Yeovil, Somerset when Michael Bowers recognized the huge future of a fledgling recycling industry, waste management and document destruction.

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This is the first time that the business has entered for an Award. The judging process is a tough process and has helped to analyze the business and examine core values, explains Mike Spencer, Business Manager.

Over the past 18 months the business has been focused on developing its assets and the greatest of these is its people. Training and development of the younger family members has been a priority.

In order to implement successful generational transitions each member of the family is trained to work at every level, starting at ground level as operators and drivers. Each can take responsibility for running the site and negotiating with clients and customers on price, deliveries and service.

The Somerset Business Awards are organized by the Somerset Chamber of Commerce and aim to celebrate business success in Somerset.

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