Family-owned business Brampton Skip Hire has announced ambitious plans that will make them a driving force in the region’s efforts to combat Co2 emissions and recycle waste.

Founded in 1995, the company was originally established as a domestic skip hire business. While this remains a core part of the business, the operation has grown rapidly and evolved into Cumbria’s largest environmental waste management company.

The company’s flagship 30-acre Rockcliffe HQ delivers fully integrated waste processing capability on site, including collection, disposal, purpose-built recycling facility and a renewable fuel plant currently under construction. The firm is now undergoing a major rebrand and will be renamed North West Recycling. It is also planning create 60 new jobs.

Founder and owner Rick Allan said: ''We are really excited at the prospect of being able to play such a major part in helping Cumbria reduce its carbon footprint. When the business moved into waste management in 1995, it was done with the clear vision of dealing with the non-recyclable element of waste in Cumbria. The decision to rebrand and our partnership with Waste Knot Energy form the next chapter in what we are doing to improve innovation in waste management, reduce Cumbria’s landfill burden and protect the local environment. With the £40m inward investment and the job creation locally, we are incredibly proud to be from the local community and to be Cumbrians handling the region’s waste.''