Beauparc acquires Acumen in specialist waste move

Acumen delivers a ‘total squander administration service’ and and presents specialist squander administration products and services

Beauparc, which is owned by personal fairness business Macquarie Asset Management, states the Acumen order for an undisclosed sum “reinforces” its initiatives to come to be a complete in-home overall waste administration business.

Acumen, based in Yorkshire, was started in 1994 serves about 1,000 customers across the place and specialises in tricky waste.

It operates a hazardous liquid procedure plant and a 250,000 tonne squander cure and recovery facility near York, as nicely as harmful transfer stations in West Yorkshire and Wolverhampton.

It has also labored on cleaning up fly-tipping waste with councils (see tale) and aided the Natural environment Company treat waste returned soon after getting illegally exported (see story).


In accordance to Beauparc, Acumen has “developed a very trustworthy manufacturer and vary of services” which complement their total waste management option.

Brian McCabe, main executive of Beauparc,  commented, “Acumen Squander is a leading specialist squander company with a best-in-class workforce offering high quality provider choices to a faithful purchaser foundation.  The blend of Beauparc and Acumen is very complementary and now permits our joint organization to provide market place primary providers across many specialisms in our main catchment locations.

“We are delighted to do the job with the broader administration crew to continue on providing quality expert services to the broader Acumen and Beauparc purchaser base.”

The transfer for Acumen arrives as Beauparc seeks to give a ‘complete waste administration service’


As component of this transition, Acumen board users and shareholders Leon Kirk and Jon Morris will be stepping down from the board.

The existing senior administration crew will keep on being within the small business and running director, Andy Crossley and Finance Director, Kris Sutton will get the job done together with Beauparc’s management to develop and supply Acumen’s specialism and provider featuring all over the group.

Mr Crossley remarked: “We’re absolutely delighted to be signing up for an organisation that aligns so carefully with our own values.  Like Beauparc, Acumen has grown to come to be a chief within just the expert and difficult squander sector and we’re extremely very pleased of the brand name, achievements and customers that have develop into portion of this journey with us.

“Moving forward we’re excited to be capable to supply the similar ground breaking and professional solutions for our very own customers but also aid provide total waste management to Beauparc’s current customer foundation. Retaining the information and folks within Acumen, as properly as the assistance from a significantly larger sized organisation will deliver with it increased positive aspects for all.”

The Acumen shareholders were being suggested by Park Area (company finance), Clarion (legal) and Saffrey Champness (tax). Beauparc was encouraged by TowerView (corporate finance) and Burges Salmon LLP (authorized).


The go for Acumen will come on the back again of a string of acquisitions created not long ago by the non-public fairness-backed team.

In April, reported that the organization had agreed to acquire B&M Waste (see tale), and very last 12 months it acquired JWS (see tale).

The Acumen buy also further strengthens Beauparc’s functions across a massive swathe of northern England and the Midlands.