NEW 1M HEADQUARTERS WILL HELP HULL RECYCLING FIRM’S AMBITIOUS EXPANSION PLANS
Owned by the husband and wife team of Steve and Jill Gibson, S&J Synergy has already attracted a number of big-name clients since establishing in 2012 – including Donaldson Filters, Nippon Gohsei, Jackson’s Bakery and Aunt Bessies.
With 32 staff already on their books and a host of new contracts lined up for 2019, the company has now acquired their second site a 35,157sqft industrial unit on Vulcan Street, off Clough Road, which was marketed for £1m by PPH Commercial.
Located in the heart of Hull and offering excellent vehicle access to the north, east and west of the city, S&J Synergy’s new HQ features several brick-built industrial units – including a workshop, warehouse, offices and stores arranged across 2.5 acres.
Surfaced predominantly in concrete, sales director Jill Gibson believes the multi-functional space will act as a catalyst for their ambitious expansion plans, which include a recycling training centre for commercial businesses.
Mrs Gibson said: “We’ve been operating in the waste sector since 2005 and chose to specialise in commercial waste since 2012, but the time has now come to go to the next level of expansion.
“This location is perfect and the new building is sizeable, with plenty of hard-standing outside areas for our wagons and materials, so it’s ideal for our business.
“This site will mainly deal with dry commercial waste that’s clean when collected – paper, cardboard and plastics – which has been stored correctly on our clients’ site. We will then store and grade these materials so they’re ready to be recycled back into new products.
“We’ve already upgraded the main office areas and we’re planning further investment to carry out a full refurbishment as we take on more staff and grow. We’re also making a large investment in new machinery to process our client’s materials on site which will reduce their carbon footprint and give them a ‘cradle to grave’ audit trail for all their waste.
“We’re already in discussions with large manufactures such as Reckitt Benckiser about how they can reduce and use recycled plastic packaging on their products and our aim is to create eight to 10 new jobs over next two years.
“This new headquarters holds the key to that because it will give us stability and the ability to grow gradually.”
Ben Medhurst, the director who conducted the sale for PPH Commercial, added: “It’s always very pleasing to help any business fulfil their growth plans, particularly one like S&J Synergy which is helping the environment.
“Hopefully, their ambitious expansion plans will come to fruition and create plenty of new job opportunities. I wish them every success for the future.”