Our business is about protection. Protecting you, your business & your clients

We are a team of experts who take a refreshing approach to document shredding and the destruction of clothing and IT media safeguarding you against data breaches, fines, and identity theft.


"Avena have always been reliable and trustworthy, they provide a service that we know we can rely on. The service package also includes a full audit trail that we can use to demonstrate compliance." - Solicitors - East Anglia

GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018

The secure and responsible destruction of data is a legal requirement under the Data Protection Act 2018 and is also upheld in the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). They have introduced tougher fines for non-compliance and breaches, increasing fines from £50,000 to £17,000,000 or 4% of global turnover. These changes have also given consumers more say over what companies can do with their data, including introducing the right to be forgotten and recommending destroying all data within a 28-day period and being able to evidence every step of your data process, as well as destruction.

Need some help with being GDPR compliant? Contact Us today!

Why use Avena?

  • Trained staff who are CRB/security screened as standard

  • Fully compliant with BSEN:15713-2009 Code of Practice

  • Certified destruction with full audit trail

  • 24-hour site monitoring

  • Over 3,500 satisfied customers

  • 5-Star Customer Service

  • CCTV Site Coverage

  • Mobile vehicle tracking

  • Accurate certification

  • Paper Waste is environmentally 100% recycled within the UK


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