The company continued to operate without change until early last year, when the mistake was brought to its attention as part of the company's ISO140001 accreditation process.
Watts immediately informed the Agency of its non-compliance, but on 6 June found itself appearing before Gloucester magistrates to plead guilty to 12 charges under the regulations, including failing to register between 2000 and 2003. It was fined £12,000 with £1,593 costs.
Appearing before Birmingham magistrates on 16 May, the company pleaded guilty to five charges under the regulations including failing to register and failing to acquire evidence of compliance. It was fined £10,000 for the offences with £795 costs.