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Our Story


Our roots are in resource efficiency having grown from Cawleys, a leading independent third generation waste management business. Created and run by Kate Cawley, one of Management Today’s 2013 ‘35 women under 35’, the Veris team blends strategic and technical understanding of all the dimensions of sustainability with award winning expertise in marketing and insight coupled with innovative operational implementation.

This means we are able to help companies at all levels of their challenge – from board level strategic advisory work, staff training and engagement, communications and all the way through to design and implementation of operational efficiencies. Veris’s strategic approach is to harness the huge energy and interest of your employees, through creative staff engagement activities, training; motivating and rewarding people to make a difference.

1947

Established in 1947, Cawleys is one of the UKs leading independently owned recycling companies offering zero waste and resource management solutions across the UK.

2010

New style WasteSolve management function created to deliver first £1 million contract for large multi-sited food manufacturer, moving business from a standard waste brokerage model to a value added management model.

2010

Contract Management team created to support existing office brokerage and admin team from 2 to 5 people.

2011

National Shopping Centre contract win based on new management model in a very competitive tender against the nationals.

2012

Within 2 years WasteSolve’s turnover has trebled.

2012

Multiple industry award wins for clients building reputation and brand value (AFOR, CIPS, Grocer Gold, Energy & Environmental Awards, CIWM, Lets Recycle, 2 Degrees, etc).

2013

Team expands to current 30 and moves into their own office.

2013

Strategic focus on developing market leading environmental consultancy and facilitation business. Working within the retail supply chain with innovative companies both own label and brand.

2014

Focus on developing a full service sustainability solution for our clients, identifying delivery partners across water, heat and energy to complement the existing in-house waste and added value management expertise.

2014

First strategic consultancy project win for large multinational food manufacturer.

2014

Re-branded to Veris.

WasteSolve re-brands to Veris as our offering develops over the sustainability platform and unique partnerships are cultivated within the energy and water sectors. An experienced consumer brand specialist joins the team as Non-Executive Director to help shape company and commercial strategies.

2014

Veris is launched!

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