Topwood Ltd - Shredding, Scanning, Storage
Freephone 0800 781 1066
Topwood Document Shredding in Manchester


Secure Document Shredding in Manchester

Topwood offers on-site and off-site document shredding to numerous organisations in Manchester and the surrounding area. We have a variety of options available, whether you are a small business looking for shredding, a large company clearing 10 years’ worth of archiving or anything in between.


We are in Trafford Park every Thursday as well as numerous locations within the city centre and surrounding areas including Oldham, Failsworth, Cheadle, Stockport, Bolton, Bury, Salford and many more.

Manchester Evening News
“Scores of confidential files with personal details about abuse survivors were left in our office - and nobody seemed to care.”

“Scores of confidential social services files containing highly personal details about the lives of vulnerable young people - including abuse survivors - have been found abandoned in an empty Tameside office.

The extraordinary data breach was discovered by the building’s landlord after drug service contractor Change, Grow, Live (CGL) left a fortnight ago.

But he says neither CGL nor Tameside council showed any interest in retrieving the records when he alerted them.”

Read the full story in the Manchester Evening News

The Information Commissioner’s Office are currently investigating the data breach and has the power to enforce a fine of up to £500,000 to the organisation responsible for the data breach.

With the new GDPR regulations due to come into effect in May 2018 organisations in Manchester need to have processes in place to enable individuals to have the ‘right to be forgotten’ and protect individuals’ information from being exposed and breached. Having a secure data destruction process is a key step to take to ensure GDPR compliance.

Contact us now to get a free review of your data destruction processes


GDPR came into effect on 25th May 2018

Is your data destruction process GDPR compliant? Take a look at our 5 step guide.

  1. Create awareness
  2. Define all data processing within organisation
  3. Analyse and assess each area of data processing
  4. Guidance on a secure destruction process
  5. Auditing 3rd party organisations.

To find out the first steps to take to conform to the new GDPR regulations take a look at our 5 step guide.

5 Step Guide to GDPR

To reduce the risk of a data breach always check to see if your current supplier has the following accreditations;

  • ISO 27001: 2013
  • ISO 9001: 2015
  • EN15713
  • BS7858 - Vetted Staff
  • PD5454: 2012 - Principle standard to which storage services are supplied
We are regularly in Manchester, so if you need an emergency shredding service we can respond quickly.

We're local to Manchester!

Topwood Ltd servicing Manchester and Greater Manchester


Topwood have trucks in Manchester every Thursday to service our regular on-site customers. Our trucks have the capacity of over five tonnes for on-site purges and bulk clearances. If you are getting prepared for GDPR, contact us now to find out how we can supply confidential waste bins and a GDPR compliant data destruction service in the Manchester area.

What can we help you with?

We are in the Manchester area every Thursday

Free Quote
Fill out my online form.

Top 3 Shredding FAQs

Do you have to remove staples before shredding?

Our shredders can destroy most stationery including staples, read our frequently asked questions to find out more.

How do you work out prices for confidential shredding?

The cost of shredding depends on a number of key factors, click here to find out more.

What is the difference between on-site and off-site shredding?

There are benefits for each option, read on to find out which is most suitable for you.

Latest Shredding Video

Thanks @topwoodltd for the brilliant service received on Friday to help with our annual shredding exercise! Laura and Derek send thanks to the driver for the tour of the lorry, what a lovely man #shredding #gdpr #goodservice.

Calibre Control, Cheshire, UK
29th Oct 2018

Excellent service, friendly driver/shredder. Arrived early. Job done swiftly and efficiently. What a difference to the poor service I’ve had from Shred-It.

Stan Annison - Prestbury, Cheshire, UK
13th July 2018

Thanks Carol, what a super service!

Hazel Sherret-Balshaw, Gorsefield Primary School, Radcliffe, Manchester
9th October 2015

After ringing around for a few quotes, this company was by far the most accommodating. Really felt like they wanted our business. Low cost price but A* Service, from the first phone call to our on-sight shredding. Would definitely recommend Topwood Ltd

Angela Maryniak – Simkins Dental Care, Urmston, Manchester
21st March 2018

I used Topwood this week to get rid of old uniform and lanyards. They were extremely quick and helpful in getting back to me and were able to collect the uniform a couple of days after my initial interest. Would use Topwood again and can highly recommend!

Anna Baldwin – UK-Med, Oxford Rd, Manchester
18th February 2018

Trusted by

  • National Trust
  • Dee Valley Water
  • Coleg Cambria
  • Jolliffe and Co Solicitors
  • Kellogs
  • NHS
  • Probation Service
  • Hacker and Young
  • Savills
  • Arch Initiatives
  • CLS Caring for People
  • Dwr Cymru