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I love visiting local businesses.

On Friday I visited Henry Colbeck on the Team Valley to officially open their new used cooking oil recycling centre. I was amazed at just how clean and hygienic the whole process is. The family-run company, established in 1983, are leaders in recycling edible oils and fats to be reused for cooking or for biofuels. They are also harnessing new technology, working with PODfather, to make collections and deliveries more efficient, reducing their carbon footprint.

Bill Colbeck, the Chair of the company, was particularly inspirational, taking new risks to make our region’s food industry cleaner and greener.