Phoenix Electroplating Ltd
          Radcliffe (near Bury), Manchester UK Phoenix Electroplating Ltd - Hard
          Chrome & Nickel Plating Specialists


Phoenix Electroplating is dedicated to protecting the environment and aims to reduce its impact on the environment as much as possible. To achieve this, the company has an environmental management system comparable to the ISO 14001 environmental standard. Michael Oates the Director, has also gained an MSc degree in Environmental Management and Technology.

Many areas of the companies operations have been improved to reduce energy consumption, water use and waste disposal. Phoenix Electroplating will continue to improve its environmental performance. By using Phoenix Electroplating as your supplier, your environmental impact will also be reduced.


In recognition of its achievements, Phoenix Electroplating was presented with an award for 'Energy, Water & Waste Management' from Groundwork Bury at the Groundwork Bury Awards Dinner on 5th December 2002. This award follows on from the previous years award for 'Awareness & Environmental Management'.


Environmental Awards 2002
Winner: Energy, Water & Waste Management
Groundwork Bury Awards
Finalist: Environment
Surface Engineering Awards

Both these awards were presented in recognition of the past years environmental improvements which include:

  • Replacing an air compressor with an energy efficient version that uses 22.5% less electricity which is a reduction of 4.6% for the total electricity used by the company.
  • Installing a cooling system to save about 90% of the companies water usage.
  • Re-use of spent chemicals, instead of disposing of spent chemicals, they now replace other chemicals that were purchased to dose the effluent treatment plant. This reduces the waste from the company by 30%
Environmental Awards 2001
Winner: Awareness & Environmental Management
Business Environment Association Bury
Highly Commended : Individuals' Contribution to the Environment (Business)
Business Environment Association Bury
This award was for general environmental awareness in the company. General improvements in the way the company operates including, segregation and recycling of the waste streams, preparation of an environmental management system and a general cleanup of the site. Michael Oates the Director Chairman, has undertaken a great deal of environmental training. At the time of this award he had a level 3 NVQ for Environmental Practice at Work and had started post graduate training at UMIST. Michael is the driving force behind the improvements at Phoenix Electroplating Ltd.

                  Engineering Association
Groundwork -
                  Greater Manchester
Member of Groundwork
Greater Manchester

                  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Chrome plating - Electrolytic Nickel
          plating - Turning - Grinding - Polishing