Recycling reaps rewards for national accolade finalist

Jonathan Short has been shorlisted for a top business award EMN-140723-172440001
Jonathan Short has been shorlisted for a top business award EMN-140723-172440001

A Rasen area businessman has made it into the final ten nominees in the prestigious National 
Business Awards.

Jonathan Short, founder and 
Deputy Chairman of the Hemswell-based recycling business ECO Plastics, has been shortlisted in the coveted Entrepreneur of the Year category, along with the founders of OVO Energy and Car Loan 4U, among others.

“This is a huge honour for me, especially to be nominated alongside such inspiring business leaders,” said Mr Short.

“I would like to extend my thanks to the whole team at ECO Plastics; this would not have been possible without their dedication and hard work.

“I’m also thrilled to see the green economy starting to make waves in the wider business world.

“It is testament to how far the 
recycling industry has come in recent years that we have been recognised for our role in UK plc.”

The award nomination reflects Mr Short’s success in rebuilding the ECO Plastics business facility after a devastating fire ripped through the Hemswell facility in 2009.

The business now runs the world’s largest plastics recycling plant, capable of sorting 150,000 tonnes of mixed plastic waste every year.

The accolade follows a string of recent nominations and victories for the company, including a listing in this year’s Everline Future 50, a win at the Let’s Recycle Awards for Excellence and Jonathan Short’s appointment as an Industry Champion for the BIS ‘Make it in Great Britain’ campaign.

And the winners in the National Business Awards will be revealed at a gala dinner on November 11 at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.