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New era is beckoning for Enviro with major expansion

RECYCLING support specialist Enviro Ltd is preparing for a major move to industrial premises after outgrowing its Grimsby location.

New era is beckoning for Enviro with major expansion

The business has traded on Cromwell Road for several years, but has invested in a significant site on the former Courtaulds plant as it looks for a step change in operations.

Adrian Rowlands, director, said: “We are known by the public as recyclers but we are repackagers of packaging. Anyone who has redundant fish boxes, cardboard, polystyrene, we repackage it and export it. We are known nationally, we collect as far away as Scotland, London and Wales, we get to all corners of the UK.”

Early success was curtailed on site, with operating restrictions enforced to ease impact on the neighbourhood, but opportunities could not be passed on for long.  

Final details for the deal are being concluded, and it will see the family business emerge in what was once the store for all the fibre used to manufacture cigarette filters on the site with a huge industrial heritage and an emerging future.

“We have a lot of happy customers as they don’t have the money to spend on the equipment needed to process what they discard,” said Mr Rowlands, who said polystyrene can be recycled given the right treatment. 

 “We have been looking for around two years, as we have outgrown the current site, which is nowhere near ideal.”

Currently occupying 14,000 sq ft with half an acre outside which the company is unable to use for storage, it will soon have 98,000 sq ft on three acres of land. 

“It is quite a big step up,” Mr Rowlands said, hoping to bolster the nine-strong team. “We had a look at the processes and we worked out we could get what we do now up 6.5 times.

“Once we get in the new place we can go guns blazing, look for some bigger jobs, jobs we have had to say no to and build up a head of steam. It will significantly strengthen our position.” 

Launched in early 2004 it won the North East Lincolnshire Enterprise Award for New Business at the Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards that year .

Enviro has been supported by InvestmentHub NEL, the local authority sponsored business funding finder launched nearly a year ago. 

Sarah Brattan, manager, said: “We visited Adrian and Adam, directors of Enviro, at the Cromwell Road premises to discuss the challenge of moving their business to larger premises.

“It was clear that they had outgrown their current premises and needed a much more serviceable site so they could grow production and in turn the workforce. 

“We were able to confirm that this project was likely to be eligible for grant funding support and that we could help them find a finance provider should their own bank be unable to assist with the funding required. We made several key introductions who we knew would be able to provide this support, all within 24 hours of the meeting.”

A grant of £47,200 has now been approved and finance secured.

“We are pleased that we could help this business move forward much quicker than anticipated,” Mrs Brattan added. 

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