Recognised for their partnership excellence in the commercial category, The Green Parts Specialists and Ageas Insurance won the award against stiff competition from several other worthy finalists.

The MRW National Recycling Awards are the most prestigious awards in the recycling and resource management sector, with winning projects and teams rightly recognised for their achievements within the industry and further along the supply chain. The awards seek to recognise and reward excellence and inspire others, for the advancement of the recycling sector.

“To make the shortlist was an achievement in itself” Ian Hill, MD of Hills Salvage & Recycling and The Green Parts specialists added, “but to win the award within such a tough category of finalists was an amazing outcome and testament to our successful partnership with Ageas Insurance to drive positive environmental change”

Robin Challand, Claims Director at Ageas, added: “We are delighted that our work with Hills and The Green Parts Specialists, to reduce the impact of car repairs on the environment, has received further recognition. Working very much in partnership, we have looked to innovate and continually challenge one another to take our initiative to the next level.

“I’m thrilled that currently, around 1 in 5 of the green car parts we use comes from our salvaged vehicles. This is helping to extend the use of existing materials, as well as reduce the need for more parts to be manufactured.”

The judges commented that this collaboration is challenging perceptions and shows that unexpected partnerships can overcome big barriers. They commented that both organisations had recognised a block in the system, made a partnership to overcome it. They also recognised that both organisations are early adopters in a market sector that is accelerating the transition to a circular economy.

“The award is the culmination and recognition of all the hard work of everybody who has supported us on the journey to embrace the use of Green Parts within the repair chain” adds Ian.

A video about Ageas’s green parts programme is available for media use alongside the above story here:

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About Hills

Hills started as a bodyshop with a garage forecourt over 60 years ago. Today, Hills are one of the UK’s largest vehicle salvage and dismantling companies. Operating from Skelmersdale, Lancashire. Hills have become leading suppliers of Green Parts through their Green Parts Specialists platform, supplying insurer body shops on a national scale.

About Ageas

Ageas is one of the largest general insurers in the United Kingdom, providing insurance to almost five million customers. It offers car, home, pet, and small business insurance through brokers, affinity partners and its own brands.