Turning waste into profit is good for business

THE largest operator of road sweeping vehicles in the North is aiming to achieve annual double-digit growth in its turnover after winning a new six-figure investment to expand the groundbreaking recycling side of its operations.

THE largest operator of road sweeping vehicles in the North is aiming to achieve annual double-digit growth in its turnover after winning a new six-figure investment to expand the groundbreaking recycling side of its operations.

Admec manages a fleet of 23 vehicles, including the region’s only high pressure ‘back to black’ sweeper, and covers an operational area from the Borders to north Lincolnshire from its main base in Birtley, County Durham.

It provides waste management, road sweeping and ancillary services to a range of organisations and is the only road sweeping business in the UK to be licensed to operate its own waste treatment plant.

Admec is now expanding and refining this facility with the help of a £200,000 investment from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund, administered by regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers.

The firm is also processing an increasing amount of recyclable materials for its own clients and on behalf of public sector organisations.

John Halliwell of Admec said the growth fund investment would quicken the pace of processing so material can be made available for sale more quickly “and keep up with the growing year-round market demand”.

Jane Siddle of NEL added: “Admec has both a very strong industry track record, and the vision and capacity to make further enhancements to the services it offers as opportunities arise to do so.”

Steve Railton, partner at Baker Tilly, who advised Admec, said: “We introduced NEL to them, believing it to be a good fit for both Admec and NEL, and are delighted with the investment that has been made.”

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