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Saltney enterprise recognised for its business approach

AN ENTERPRISING organisation based in Saltney has been rewarded for its hard work.

Dee-Tex Project was named business of the year in the Local Hero Awards run by Chester radio station Dee 106.3.

Founder Brian McManus was nominated by Mick Hughes, chairman of Chronicle-backed charity Miles of Smiles.

“We’ve won a few awards over the last six months, and this one was particularly for our ethical approach,” said Mr McManus.

Dee-Tex Project, based at the Brymau 4 Trading Estate in River Lane, collects unwanted clothing and other household textiles from schools, nurseries and community groups across Flintshire, Wrexham and Chester and pays them an agreed rate per kilo.

There are also a number of distinctive pink bins dotted around the region into which people can dump their clothes.

The items are then recycled and sold on at stores in Shotton, Wrexham and Rhyl, and the proceeds donated to local good causes.

Mr McManus is also in the process of opening stores in Flint and Holywell, and is creating 10 jobs in Wrexham.

For further information on Dee-Tex Project, visit www.deetexproject.org.

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