Oil recycling firm bounces back from fire to expand management team

02nd Jul

Recognised in 2019 for its outstanding performance in environmental awareness, green energy and sustainable activity, Brocklesby is one of the UK’s leading waste cooking oil recycling companies, helping to reduce carbon emissions and support the worldwide commitment to renewables and sustainability.
Owner Robert Brocklesby has made way for Neil Taylor as the new managing director, while Iain Jennison joins the company as finance director, as the business continues to grow.
Robert said: “Brocklesby has gone from strength to strength over recent years and I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved. Our resilience, determination and innovative approach are evident not only in our continued success as a business but in the way we’ve bounced back following the devastating fire at Christmas and continued to support our customers during the pandemic.
“As work progresses to rebuild and expand our site it’s prudent for us to expand our team, bringing additional skills to help take us into this next phase. Neil and Iain bring a wealth of experience and knowledge, which I’m confident will add huge value to our incredible team.
“We have an unwavering appetite to innovate and find solutions for waste issues and believe that going beyond our duties is fundamentally the right blend to our success. The expansion of our management team and wider recruitment to support our growth, demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement, adding value to our customers and the environment.”
Neil joins the company after 14 years as managing director of Bankside Patterson, achieving a 75 per cent share of the holiday home chassis UK market.
Neil said: “Despite the challenges Brocklesby has faced since the end of last year with the fire and a global pandemic, the business is well placed to grow and expand its position within the sector and I’m delighted to have joined the team at this exciting time. 
“Alongside a highly skilled, passionate team and breadth of offering into the market, we’re investing capital in processing equipment, creating additional capacity through the site redevelopment and are committed to giving absolute focus to our customers’ needs, strengthening our ability to support them through further innovation.”
Finance director Iain Jennison joins the team after more than 20 years in various finance positions within the FMCG, textiles, automotive and leisure industries; more recently he was finance director at online retail specialist Summit Media. 
Iain said: “I’m delighted to be joining Brocklesby, a business dedicated to innovation and committed to renewables and long term sustainability, with an incredibly passionate skilled team. I am excited and looking forward to driving customer value and satisfaction through a commitment to continuous improvement and maximising growth opportunities within both the business and sector.”
The company’s commitment to cutting carbon emissions and improving the environment was recognised by Investors in the Environment’s Green Award, the highest achievable level, and the Hull Daily Mail 2019 Business Awards, where it was awarded the Green Award.

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