Contract renewals net £2.25m for kitchen grease firm

Kitchen grease specialist Cleveland Biotech is beefing up its workforce by 35% after securing a series of contract extensions worth £2.25m.

The company, known for its range of Greasebeta solutions, plans to add a further five employees to its 14-strong workforce, including three engineers, a commercial manager and a marketing assistant.

The move has been enabled by an MBO that took place last year and which led to around £3m being pumped into the business.

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Contract extensions with Morrisons, Marstons and House of Fraser have followed this year, while exports to Poland, Australia, New Zealand and the Baltic States have put the company on track to exceed sales of £2m this year.

The firm also met with the Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s team recently, to discuss ways that it could maintain and protect London’s resources.

Managing director, Ben Hoskyn, told The Journal: “We’ve had a fantastic start to 2014 — over £2m in repeat business, five new employees, industry accolades and even a meeting with The Mayor of London’s office.

“We plan to take this success, build on it, and really cement our position as the UK’s best grease management company. Now we have the right mix of people coupled with high respect from our satisfied clients, who remain our best form of marketing, I see this as a highly achievable aim.”

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