Manufacturer Brings 13 Jobs to South Kirkby Business Park

05 November 2015

A brand new shredding site has opened its doors, marking the completion of a £1m investment by PHS Data Solutions in their facilities.

PHS has created 13 permanent full time jobs with the investment and predicts that the site, dubbed Data Drive on the South Kirkby Business Park, will inject £30m into the local economy over its "lifetime".

The site will handle 15,000 tonnes of confidential papers a year, and has been built to service businesses in the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire areas.

Data Drive was opened by Great British Bake Off finalist Ian Cumming and the Mayor of Wakefield  Cllr June Cliffe MBE at a ceremony yesterday.

PHS Data Solutions managing director, Anthony Pearlgood said:

"The launch of the new modern facility in Pontefract represents significant investment by PHS Data Solutions. Along with our other destruction sites it means we can offer customers nationwide secure shredding of confidential material.

"Data breaches and fraud are on the rise. Year on year more incidents of data theft are being recorded and reported, creating a negative impact on the economy, causing financial loss to businesses, organisations and individuals, as well as causing distress among victims. We can help businesses ensure that their data is secure at all times, including when it is no longer required."

PHS Data Solutions is a division of the PHS Group, which specialises in scanning, storage retrieval and shredding industry for a variety of sectors including Government, the NHS, pensions, insurance, legal and retail.

The PHS Group has grown from a family-run firm in 1963 to a multi-national company, servicing over 200,000 customers at over 450,000 locations across the UK, Ireland, Spain and Holland.