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Following a successful management buyout, leading sister recycling companies CCL (North) Ltd. and Restructa Ltd., have united under a newly formed parent company as both businesses set their sights on growth and an expansion of services.

The North Ayrshire-based firms, which employ over 80 people and have been led by Bruce McLean for 22 years and 17 years respectively, will continue to operate as specialist brands under the new Optimum Eco Group Holdings. CCL specialises in secure data destruction, IT and WEEE recycling, while Restructa focuses on TV and monitor recycling.

In addition to its existing capabilities, the group is set to introduce consultancy and support services in specialist areas such as Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Management and Fire Prevention of Batteries in WEEE.

The new Group will be owned and directed by CCL and Restructa’s existing senior teams. Bruce McLean as Group Managing Director is joined on the Optimum Eco Group board by Brian McMahon, Jim McNulty, Alison Gallacher and Lynda Gardner.

The team has continued growth for both companies high on the agenda, driven by their combined expertise in the sustainability sector.

Bruce McLean said: “This is an exciting time for both businesses as we combine the experience and skills we have developed over many years into one cohesive group. Optimum Eco Group will provide a dynamic platform from which to build a stronger, more powerful business, while allowing the individual CCL and Restructa brands to continue to flourish in their specialist areas.

“The move consolidates our ambitious growth plans, with our sights set on expanding our services, increasing revenue, developing our current fantastic teams and creating more green jobs.

“We are a sustainability hub in Scotland, and in fact the UK, with an all-encompassing reuse, recycling and disposal system tailored to the country’s fastest growing waste stream. We are proud to be leading innovators of the circular economy, extending product lifecycles through reuse and repair.

“This specialism, and our vast experience and knowledge in the recycling sector, puts us in a prime position to continue to play a key role in the UK’s sustainability revolution.”

“The businesses operate over two facilities in Irvine, with key customers including NHS Trusts, government bodies, educational establishments and the financial sector as well as local authority recycling centres across the UK and Ireland. Six additional employees are due to start with the Group this month and both businesses are actively recruiting.”

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