Court order doesn’t affect West Norfolk waste plan, company boss insists

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A company connected to proposals for the future management of West Norfolk’s black bin waste has had a winding-up order issued against it.

Duratrust Ltd, whose boss also heads the Material Works group that has a contract with West Norfolk Council, was formally liquidated in the High Court in London on Thursday.

However, Robert Billson, the chief executive of both firms, insisted yesterday that the case does not affect Material Works’ agreement with the authority.

He said: “The core investors of the group remain supportive and Material Works (Norfolk) Ltd remains wholly confident of its ability to fulfil its contractual obligations.

“The contract for residual waste in West Norfolk is between the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk and Material Works (Norfolk) Ltd.

“Whilst Duratrust Ltd was involved in the initial stages of the process, that company is not in any way connected with the contract subsequently signed.”

The borough council’s initial contract with Material Works, signed in December 2012, gave the company two years to demonstrate their process could be delivered.

However, in November, council leaders agreed to extend the deal by three months.

Deputy leader Brian Long said: “We would like to see them deliver on their obligations.”