L-R: Simon Kelly, managing director at Leeds Galvanising and Powder Coating Ltd; Natalie Hancock, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
Jane Imrie

Metals firm invests over £500k to keep up with sustainability demand

Leeds Galvanising and Powder Coating Ltd has invested over half a million pounds in new machinery in response to growing demand for sustainable products.

With support from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, the metals processing company has invested £520k in new machinery to reduce waste.

The investment follows a move in 2018 to cut raw material use by one third, an achievement which resulted in the firm securing the internationally recognised ISO 14001 accreditation for environmental management.

Since securing the accreditation, the business has grown revenues by 10 per cent. The firm also hired six new staff in 2018 and plans to create five new roles this year.

Simon Kelly, managing director at Leeds Galvanising and Powder Coating Ltd, said: “Firms in the building products supply chain are striving to be more sustainable, and we’re seeing a high demand for end-products with a smaller carbon footprint.

“With Lloyds Bank’s help, we’ve made significant investments in our facility to improve our efficiency and to cut waste. Now that we’ve secured ISO accreditation, many more customers are choosing our services, helping us to grow our market share and to create new jobs.”

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