The Shred Centre – Shredded Week – 28th October 2019


It is a cold start this morning! Our drivers had to dig out the de-icer for the trucks! Autumn/Winter is certainly upon us, with the clocks going back Sunday.  We hope you enjoyed the extra hour. It might be a cold start this morning but that doesn’t stop our team from being the best and raring to go. We have our vehicles out in the Sunderland area today serving our regular customers, as well as in Leeds providing an on site shredding service. The warehouse are just as busy keeping the warehouse neat and tidy ready for the trucks tipping tonight. The office ladies are taking new enquiries and gathering feedback from the services that took place last week. Not a bad day for a Monday at all! We leave you with the below quote;

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure”


Another cold start but that does not stop us from smiling! Especially with Halloween soon and bonfire night then its CHRISTMAS! Time does fly when you are having fun and this year sure has flown over. Each year, here at The Shred Centre, we get involved with local community and sponsor local schools or sports teams. In 2017 The Shred Centre sponsored the Newton Aycliffe Rugby Club and in 2018 we sponsored the Heighington Under 14’s Football team. This year we have sponsored Ferryhill Business & Enterprise College, helping them towards their Kenya Adventure trip in 2021. As well as this, we are taking our team to a local quiz night, which will see the money raised from that evening go towards the Kenya adventure too. We haven’t stopped there as we have also sponsored Our Director, Patrick Stephens’ cousin Jon Mitchell in his journey to become a professional boxer! We wish Jon all the success in his  journey and we will keep you all updated. Pictures from the quiz night will be in our November’s monthly blog and newsletter so keep an eye out.


Hump day is here again, but once we get Wednesday out of the way it is plain sailing to the weekend. The  ladies in the office have been busy gathering feedback from our customers serviced the week before and we are delighted with 100% great feedback! See below some of the comments left on our social media.

“They arrived on time for onsite shredding and their staff were polite and professional throughout. Will certainly use them again.”

“From the first point of contact with Leigh right through to the customer satisfaction call from Katy The Shred Centre have been professional and helpful and I would definitely recommend them, we used them for a one-off on-site shred session when we moved office but we will be using them again in the future, Thank you everyone for a job well done.”


We also had our Director Natalie pop in the office and bring cupcakes for all! They were from a local company, The Auckland Cupcake Company, give them a try if you haven’t already.










Homestretch to the weekend and it is Halloween! We didn’t have our drivers dress up for our customers as we thought they were scary enough, ha! But we have been seeing a lot of social media posts of other businesses dressing up and they all look great, as we know, Halloween isn’t just for the children! All of our drivers have completed their routes today and the warehouse staff have managed to get out 54 bales of shredded paper ready to be shipped to Prudhoe for recycling! Another great Thursday!










Friday has arrived and we are sure it has been a long week for most! However, it’s the 1st of November, a new month, new start, new plans. That sure has crept up quickly. We were spoilt today back at the Shred Centre Headquarters with our Director Patrick bring in pizza, they sure do look after us.  We even left some for the drivers returning back from their routes, after all we can’t have all the rewards here in the office and leave them out.  What a great week it has been and we already look forward to Monday. Have a good weekend!

Happy Friday all – The Shred Centre