Helistrat has announced an agreement to take over the waste management arm of Bristol-based ecosurety.
Helistrat’s waste management business, which includes contracts with Poundland and Marks & Spencer, will be boosted by more than £1.5m a year as it takes on a number of ecosurety clients including Britvic and Birds Eye.
Ecosurety, meanwhile, says it will now focus on its core business as a compliance scheme.
Helistrat chief executive Harvey Laud said the acquisition was evidence of a commitment to growth both organically and through targeted acquisitions.
“We would like to welcome our new customers to Helistrat, and look forward to building on ecosurety’s high-quality service levels while working to optimise the environmental and commercial benefits of improved materials management.”
Steve Clark, ecosurety chairman, said: “In the past six years, we’ve worked with several of the same clients as Helistrat and been impressed by their focus on supply chain accountability – one of the most critical areas when dealing with waste.
“With ecosurety facing so much opportunity to grow its core compliance business, the time was right to transfer our waste arm to Helistrat, who are experts in waste and share our aspirations for excellent customer service, continual improvement and resource efficiency.”
Staff within the ecosurety waste business will also transfer to Helistrat.
Ecosurety was founded in 2003 as Budget Pack and has more than 1,000 customers. At the end of the month it is unveiling what it says is a ’revolutionary’ product offering greater transparency around Packaging Recovery Notes and seeking to boost investment in recycling.