Independent waste business snapped up in Irish swoop

Salford-based JWS Waste & Recycling Services has been acquired by Dublin’s Beauparc Group, for an undisclosed sum.

Part of the Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) fund, Beauparc said JWS will complement the portfolio of businesses within the group, particularly in the North of England, which include Associated Waste Management, LSS Waste, WSR Recycling, Scotwaste, NES and Mid UK.

Formed in 1983 and independently owned since, JWS employs a workforce of 90 and operates from a Salford-based material recovery facility (MRF). The MRF is permitted to accept 375,000 tonnes of waste annually and has commercial offtake arrangements for refuse derived fuel (RDF) throughout the UK.

JWS operates in both the commercial (C&I) and construction (C&D) sectors, providing customers with a full range of services including skips, roll-on-off’s, mobile compaction, hazardous waste and offering third-party waste disposal.

The business also provides a full range of disposal recovery options to customers, including general waste, healthcare waste and recyclate recovery.

Brian McCabe, Beauparc’s CEO, said: “We’re delighted to have concluded the acquisition of this well known Manchester company. JWS will continue to add growth to our UK strategy and bring with it a greater level of scale and processing capabilities to the wider group.

“This acquisition is part of our strategic growth plan for the UK, and it is our intention to work with the existing team and continue to provide its customers with the same levels of service as they are used to. We look forward to further developing this business, ensuring the company is supported and continues to grow and at the same time, providing exceptional quality and sustainable solutions for dealing with waste.”

Since 2016, Beauparc has developed its position within the UK waste market. This latest acquisition represents a further move to consolidate UK assets, develop infrastructure and is the first deal to be concluded under the ownership of new investor, Macquarie.

The senior management team at JWS will remain within the business, including Tim Andrew (managing director), Alyson Andrew (head of sales & marketing), Jade Saleh (head of compliance & HR) and Darren Cumpsty (head of finance).

Tim Andrew said: “We are excited with the prospect of working with Beauparc who will provide JWS and its loyal customer base with the support in what is a rapidly changing waste market.

“We’re looking forward to sharing some of the technology and innovation that Beauparc has become industry renowned for to build upon the sustainable services we already provide.”

Tim and the team at JWS will work alongside Beauparc’s operational management structure, led by UK operations and logistics director, Eamonn Hanley.