WRAP greater regional support to small-medium recycling firms

The expanded business development service of the UK“s WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) will enable small-medium (SME) recycling businesses across England to draw on local expertise through r…

The expanded business development service of the UK“s WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) will enable small-medium (SME) recycling businesses across England to draw on local expertise through regionally placed business advisors. SMEs in the recycling or reprocessing industry can receive free support and advice from WRAP at any stage of their business development. The challenging economic conditions highlight the real need faced by many in the recycling industry for robust business plans to ensure the sustainability of their business. WRAP“s business development service offers support for raising finance, market information, access to funding for equipment, opportunities for staff training, as well as marketing and business planning. Marcus Gover, director of Market Development at WRAP said: “Equipping the UK“s recycling businesses with the skills they need to become sustainable businesses is critical to developing our excellent domestic recycling industry, in the face of many global challenges”.