Wayne and Chris continue to install the ethos of hard work and good customer service across the business, making it clean, tidy and customer friendly. An ethos set by generations of the Ross family before them.
Established in 1930 by Ernest Ross, then known as the Rag Trade, the business focused on the collection and re-sale of glass jars and bottles. The business, up until 1980, dealt in rags and flock with customers including Burtons, Hepworths & Taylors. After the war it began trading in air raid shelters and scrap metal. In 1980 Ernest’s son Albert took over. Albert steered the business through a recession working tirelessly to ensure the business remained for future generations.
After his retirement in 2004, Albert’s son Wayne took over the reins. It was at this stage that Ross Metals was formed, along with the addition of directors who were appointed to steer the business forward. As Managing Director with over 35 years experience within the business, Wayne has continued to ensure the level of service customers receive is second to none. Investment has also continued in the form of new machinery and welfare facilities at the site in Leeds.