New year, new building


One of Cornwall’s fastest-growing companies has moved into new headquarters following a near-doubling in turnover in 2010.

The Electronic Waste Company has bought new freehold premises on the Barncoose Industrial Estate, a short distance from where the company started in small rented offices just four years ago.

The new building will provide additional space for the company’s IT refurbishment and secure data destruction services.

The Electronic Waste Company takes unwanted, unusable or end-of-life electrical equipment from businesses, individuals and public sector organisations such as schools and hospitals.

Equipment which can be reused is checked for safety, data cleaned, refurbished and resold, while other items are dismantled and sold for spares.

Operations director Piers Lambkin commented: “This will be the fourth move or expansion in as many years, and the purchase of the new site will help us cope with our continued growth. It’ll help provide stability for our staff, enhanced security for our customers, and I hope it’s seen as a vote of confidence in the future of the county’s economy.”

The Electronic Waste Company is in the process of redeveloping the building, with the creation of a new mezzanine level, hi-tech security and new storage facilities for its e-commerce division.

The Electronic Waste Company will be retaining 7,000 square feet of warehousing elsewhere on the industrial estate and the new headquarters in Redruth coincide with the creation of a new processing depot in Bristol.