A STOURPORT oil and waste recycling firm has been honoured with a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise.

Slicker Recycling, which collects and re-refines over 75 million litres of used lubricating oil every year, has been awarded the esteemed King’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2024, with the company recognised specifically for its outstanding short-term growth in overseas sales over the past three years.

The award, announced on 6 May and personally approved by His Majesty The King, aims to recognise business excellence, sustainable development, and those who inspire and adopt exemplary working practices.

Established in 1965, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, only 7,000 companies have achieved the coveted status.

Mark Olpin, executive chairman at Slicker Recycling said; “This remarkable recognition is a testament to the dedication of all our colleagues, who go above and beyond every single day".

Mr Olpin will have the honour of representing the company at a ceremony which will take place at Windsor Castle in July.

The company also plans to hold a variety of celebratory events at its depots across the UK, whilst it will also be granted permission to use the King’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.