The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
‘New HQ first step to recycling expansion’
Keenan move into Innovation Park
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.