Founded in 2008 by Steven Jackson, 52, this Preston-based firm recycles metals and plastic for the likes of British Gas, BT and the nuclear clean-up operation at Sellafield. It sells the recycled materials to India, Pakistan and the Middle East, helping exports hit £31m in 2018, under chief executive William Fletcher, 39. An associated charity and social enterprise rehabilitates ex-offenders, supports the homeless and redistributes food. The private equity firm Three Hills Capital Partners invested £50m in the business in September to accelerate growth.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank125
CompanyRecycling Lives
ActivityWaste management provider
LocationPreston
2-yr av intl sales growth pa51.00%
International sales £000s30,985
Total sales £000s75,053
Staff324
Founded2008
Websitewww.recyclinglives.com

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