• Business name Bright Green Plastics Ltd
  • Location Castleford, West Yorkshire
  • Sector Recycling
We were impressed by the level of flexibility that BFS were able offer, particularly in the current climate Steve Spencer, Director, Bright Green Plastics Ltd

Bright Green Plastics

£6m investment secures a bright future for leading plastics recycling firm

About the company

Bright Green Plastics was established in 1992 as a subsidiary of the LINPAC Group Ltd, and in late 2019 they were acquired by the investment corporate AIAC. Based in Castleford, West Yorkshire, the company operates from a state-of-the-art site and is the UK's leading producer of compatibilised recycled polyolefin compounds. With over 100 years of combined experience in the industry the team, the business recycles post-consumer and post-industrial plastics, and are one of only a couple of businesses in the UK that processes hard-to-recycle plastics.

The challenge

After experiencing a number of changes over the past five years, the business approached BFS to support its exciting expansion plans and secure its future as the UK’s premier plastics recycling business. The team required funding to free up cashflow to enable them to invest in vital new equipment to help propel the business forward.

The solution

Chris Farnworth and Danny Monksfield, of Bibby Financial Services’ Corporate team, were able to swiftly structure a £6m funding facility to provide the business with the flexible working capital it needed to support the company’s ambitious growth goals.

Steve Spencer, Director, Bright Green Plastics Ltd, commented: “The new funding from BFS will provide the business with the working capital needed to continue with our expansion into Europe. We were impressed by the level of flexibility that BFS were able offer, particularly in the current climate. We’re very happy to partner with the team as we take the business into the next phase of growth.”

Chris Farnworth, Corporate Manager, Bibby Financial Services, said: “The team at Bright Green Plastics have a wealth of experience and are highly respected as industry leaders. We were delighted to be able to structure a deal that offers the business a flexible funding solution - enabling the company to extend their offering into new markets and achieve their exciting growth ambitions. The deal was completed at the height of the pandemic, which is testament to the team at BFS and our continued commitment to supporting SMEs.”