Posted on March 27, 2015
Category: Case Studies

About the company

Brocklesby Limited are a family owned company, based at North Cave in East Yorkshire. They are recycling specialists of used cooking oil and fatty acids, processors of high oil food waste and manufacturers of fatty acids. They work closely with major UK retailers and food manufacturers to process their used cooking oil and food waste into products primarily for use in the biofuels industry.

A developing strand of the business is to extract oils and fat from high oil waste food products such as crisps and sausage rolls. These oils and fats are processed and purified to create products for the biofuels market.

About the project

Funding was sought to develop the food waste processing business with investment in new equipment. The aim is to see an increase in food waste processing rise from 5,000 tonnes per year to 50,000 tonnes. A centrifuge and supporting operating plant have been integrated within the factory space as the company gears up for the increase in processing.

By strengthening the food waste processing service Brocklesby Limited are able to offer a one stop shop for their customer’s waste streams, helping them reduce costs and environment impact.

Job creation

As a direct result of this investment, 11 jobs will be created within the organisation.
The future
Robert Brocklesby, Managing Director at Brocklesby Limitied said, “Environmentally friendly and renewable technology is at the heart of what we do. I’m confident that we have the right knowledge of our market places to grow the business. The kit is now in place and we are working hard to optimise the processing of waste foods to maximise our efficiencies and effectiveness.”

In brief

Location: North Cave, East Riding of Yorkshire

Project Cost: £750,836

RGF grant: £42,390

Direct jobs: 11