Business booms at recycling firm as it plans to create 10 new jobs

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 19 Dec 2018

A thriving Hull recycling firm is hoping its new £1m headquarters will provide a springboard to expand and create up to 10 new jobs.

S&J Synergy Ltd, which currently employs 32 people, has acquired its second site in the city – an industrial unit in Vulcan Street, off Clough Road.

The waste management business has gone from strength to strength since launching in 2012, and now works with big names including Nippon Gohsei, Jackson’s Bakery and Aunt Bessie’s.

S&J is now looking to take on as many as 10 new recruits, as it prepares to embark on the next stage of its journey.

Jill Gibson, who runs the firm with husband Steve, 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.

S&J Synergy's new headquarters in Vulcan Street, off Clough Road. (Arrival PR)

“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.”

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Located in the heart of Hull and offering 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.

The purchase of the new building has been overseen by PPH Commercial, which marketed the property for £1m.

“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,” Mrs Gibson said.

“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."

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Ben Medhurst, the director who conducted the sale for PPH Commercial, said: “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."

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