Making money from rubbish is at the core of this family firm who have diversified from construction into waste management, and innovation is at the heart of what they do.
Family firms are innovative and take a long term view and this family and the investment that they continue to make is no different - but the difference to the environment through their waste recycling is great to see.
Throwing your rubbish in the wrong bin occasionally might seem like an innocent enough mistake to most people. But you better not let Joseph Doherty or any of his four siblings catch you at it. Because for Doherty, his three brothers, Colin, Aidan and John, and his sister, Celine, rubbish is a family obsession and one that has generated a €20 million turnover in the last 13 years. Their Newry headquartered company, Re-Gen Waste, has processed 1.5 million tonnes of what most people see as rubbish – but to the Doherty siblings is a cash generator – since they got together to establish the company in 2004.