Recycling company expands after agreeing new lease deal

Richard Pomfret and David Pass

A Warwickshire recycling and resource management business has undergone expansion to help meet demand for its services.

Fortress Recycling and Resource Management has expanded into a new site at Heathcote Industrial Estate in Leamington, a move accompanied by a new recruitment campaign.

The firm is developing the site to include a materials processing facility.

The family business, which has more than 30 years of industry experience, has also expanded into a second site on the industrial estate, which will be used for storage purposes.

It has agreed a six-year lease for the new site with commercial property agents Reeves & Partners.

The recycling firm is also taking on an additional 20 members of staff to cope with the increased workload.

David Pass, of Fortress Recycling and Resource Management, said: “We strive to maintain our reputation as a market leader in the waste recycling industry, and as part of this we are putting in a materials processing facility.

“This facility recovers commodities such as paper, cardboard, plastic and aluminium cans using the latest optical sorting technology and will improve our business as it is one of the most technically advanced material recycling facilities in the UK.

“As part of our expansion we are employing an additional 20 people. Some of the roles have already been filled, however we are still recruiting and would like to hear from interested candidates.”

He said the site was in an ideal location and would be used to store containers previously based at its former premises.

Reeves & Partners also agreed a second lease deal for the industrial estate. This one with Cathedral Motor Company.

Richard Pomfret, of Reeves and Partners, said: “Fortress Recycling and Resource Management is a long-standing and well-respected family business and it is excellent to see them expand within the industrial estate.

“It is very important to help facilitate the growth of companies like Fortress which bring new jobs to the area and help the local economy grow.”