The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)

‘New HQ first step to re­cy­cling ex­pan­sion’

Keenan move into In­no­va­tion Park

- BY KEITH FIND­LAY

Scot­land’s largest or­ganic waste man­age­ment com­pany has moved into new north-east head­quar­ters as it tar­gets new busi­ness south of the bor­der.

Keenan Re­cy­cling, which un­til now has had its HQ in New Deer, Aberdeen­shire, said yes­ter­day it had put a “six-fig­ure in­vest­ment” into its new home in 1,500sq ft of David­son House in Aberdeen In­no­va­tion Park.

Finance and food waste col­lec­tion teams ac­count­ing for 11 of the com­pany’s 80-strong work­force have moved to the new site.

Keenan launched a commercial food waste col­lec­tion ser­vice for the north-east in 2010 and now pro­cesses more than 85,000 tonnes a year, turn­ing it into com­post.

The firm, which boasts a 14-acre fa­cil­ity in New Deer, ex­panded the ser­vice into the cen­tral belt in Au­gust 2015 and has in­vested £1.2 mil­lion in its col­lec­tion fleet since then.

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Grant Keenan said: “We had started to out­grow our base at New Deer.

“The Aberdeen of­fice will be­come the main op­er­a­tion hub for the col­lec­tion side of the busi­ness, while the New Deer base re­mains our main re­cy­cling fa­cil­ity for the north.

“It is su­perb tim­ing ex­pand­ing into the city as we forge ahead with our plans to cross over the bor­der to Eng­land in early sum­mer.”

Keenan, which se­cured a £2.2 mil­lion Busi­ness Growth Fund in­vest­ment in 2015, aims to grow turnover to £30-40 mil­lion within five years.

 ??  ?? TOP TEAM: From left, head of food waste col­lec­tions Claire Keenan; man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Grant Keenan; and finance di­rec­tor Ritchie Clark at David­son House
TOP TEAM: From left, head of food waste col­lec­tions Claire Keenan; man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Grant Keenan; and finance di­rec­tor Ritchie Clark at David­son House

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