Bradford waste management firm sold
A Bradford-headquartered business which provides clinical waste management services to the NHS has been acquired by a Scottish rival.
Healthcare and hazardous waste management company Healthcare Environmental Group (HEG) has bought GW Butler (GWB), which was founded in 1933 and employs 50 staff. It works with 13 major NHS trusts and a mix of public and private sector businesses throughout the UK.
"We are delighted to have joined the Healthcare Group, when discussing the acquisition with the directors of HEG, the complimentary aspects of the two businesses made the decision an easy one," said Martin Helstrip, general manager of GWB.
"The combination of facilities, expertise and the ethos to drive efficiencies within the market is an extremely good fit. We are looking forward to integrating services to provide an industry leading service to our clients."
HEG said the deal offers "huge potential" with the addition of GWB's waste processing facilities located in Bradford, Nottingham and Rainham, Essex.
Garry Pettigrew, managing director of HEG, said: "GWB's enviable history, customer service reputation and the addition of the new waste treatment facilities will be a huge benefit for the group in winning new contracts and providing further capacity in the future.
"This latest acquisition ensures the group can continue to provide a sustainable, high-quality nationwide service whilst being competitive in the UK waste market."