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Welsh First Minister to open Expanded Shredding Facility in Wales

New jobs created and customer services improved

Cardiff, 12 April 2011; Welsh Labour leader and First Minister of Wales, the Rt. Hon. Carwyn Jones, will today open a new Cardiff branch of the UK’s leading on site document destruction company, Shred-it.

The Shred-it Cardiff branch will serve over 800 customers in the Cardiff and Newport areas. The new central location will allow Shred-it to be more responsive to customer needs and, alongside the use of new route planning software, will help them reduce their impact on the environment through reducing the distances Shred-it’s on site document destruction trucks need to travel.

Robert Guice, Executive Vice President, Shred-it UK, said: “Our new facility is part of a planned expansion of our activities in Wales. Not only will our customers benefit from the central location of the new branch but we shall be making significant investments in both staff and equipment in Cardiff in the medium term”.

The expansion of Shred-it’s operation in South Wales reflects both the continued surge in growth in demand for secure information destruction services and Shred-it’s ongoing commitment to delivering our services nationwide from Cardiff.

Rt. Hon. Carwyn Jones commented that “The relocation of Shred-it and creation of local jobs is an important boost to the local economy. It illustrates that Cardiff remains an attractive place for businesses to locate and grow,”

“Secure data management systems play an important part in ensuring confidential data from both public and private sector organisation remains private and I am very pleased to be able to lend my support to the opening of the new Shred-it branch today,” he continued.

The new bespoke facility will be one of the most advanced secure information destruction centres in the country and will occupy 5380 sq foot of space from landlord JR Smart (Builders) Ltd.

“Organisations in the public and private sectors are acutely aware of the importance of destroying confidential information securely to ensure they comply with industry regulation and data protection laws”, Mr Guice continued.

Mr Guice said that five new posts were being created at the new facility and that fourteen staff will be based at the branch in total.

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