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2M Group of Companies, a leader in chemical distribution and related services, has expanded its portfolio with a new business unit dedicated to driving positive change in the packaging industry. Sustainable Packaging Technologies focuses on advancing technologies to support eco-friendly packaging solutions. By investing in sustainable innovation, the 2M Group of Companies continues to reinforce its commitment to environmental stewardship while enhancing its product offerings to meet the growing demand for sustainable packaging solutions.

Aston University is a leading institution for applied research and innovation. We host two University Research Institutes – Aston Institute for Membrane Excellence and the Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute that have significant activity within the industrial biotechnology space.

AQUAPAK is a specialist polymer manufacturer and pioneers in the design and development of innovative planet-friendly materials that are helping to accelerate the move toward a circular economy. Working in partnership with paper and packaging companies and major consumer brand owners around the world we provide scalable solutions to their recycling and sustainability challenges. Our R&D teams recently launched the ground breaking new polymer Hydropol™ which can deliver in terms of performance and functionality as well as provide a more environmentally responsible end-of-life for product.

BASF have been creating chemistry for 150 years. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility to offer customers intelligent system solutions and sophisticated products. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.

BIORENEWABLES DEVELOPMENT CENTRE is an open-access research, development and demonstration biorefining centre and a subsidiary of the University of York. They apply technologies derived from both biology and chemistry to optimise and process biorenewable raw materials for the production of chemicals, materials and fuels.

BIOME BIOPLASTICS is a leading UK-based developer of bioplastics. Serving a global customer base from its headquarters in Southampton, the company’s mission is to produce materials to challenge the dominance of oil-based polymers. The main focus is on the development of novel bio-based and biodegradable hetero-aromatic polyesters for a variety of end-uses. Over the last four years Biome and its partners have invested over US$7 million in research and development funding. Now proven robustly at laboratory scale and with appropriate patents filings, the next challenge is to scale up for a pilot on the path to commercial production. Meanwhile, other work continues to expand the range of feedstocks, broaden the pathways used and refine the products offered our customers.

BIOPAK products are designed for the circular economy, and our mission is to produce packaging that puts the planet first. We strive to offer the most sustainable and innovative packaging on the market and we’re dedicated to reducing any negative impact we have on the environment. Our food packaging solutions are designed to minimise the environmental impact, whilst delivering an unforgettable dining experience. Our products are certified carbon neutral and can be either home composted, industrially composted or recycled – ensuring a no-waste-to-landfill solution.

BIOTEC is a leading company that develops and produces sustainable bioplastics made from plant-based renewable resources. The film and rigid application range stretches from refuse and shopper bags to pharmaceutical capsules, including food industry blisters, cosmetics packaging and many other requests from our clients. BIOTEC produces and sells a new generation of customized thermoplastic materials with various functional properties under the brand name BIOPLAST. All products made from BIOPLAST grades are 100% biodegradable.

Carbon Cell is on a mission to make polystyrene trash a thing of the past, with a patent pending, non-toxic, compostable foam material made from carbon-negative biochar and natural binders. With applications in packaging, the built environment, and marine foams, Carbon Cell can help brands and manufacturers take concrete action on their climate goals and create a more positive future for us all.

 

CHEMIAN TECHNOLOGY LIMITED was founded in 1996 as a freelance Business Development service, helping companies develop new technologies, product ranges or introducing production projects. We launched our Citrepel (naturally derived insect repellent active) in the late 2000’s. Our initial hurdle was proving that a natural material could perform as well as a synthetic. Today that is firmly established. Since then, we developed/patented a second-generation version (our Citrepel 75) and we now sell everywhere there are mosquitoes.

COMPOST BAG COMPANY In 2001 Harold Naylor and his colleague Christopher Marsden set up a joint venture to bring BioBags to local authorities across England Wales and Northern Ireland. Part of the BioBag International group, BioBag Ltd’s aim was to develop their successful Norwegian model of using compostable liners and associated products in food waste recycling schemes. By working closely with both the waste collection and the waste treatment industries BioBag Ltd became a highly respected, responsive and trustworthy supplier to public and private sector operators across the waste industry. In 2019, the company changed its name to The Compost Bag Company to reinforce that the company’s bags are compostable and to disassociate itself from ‘bioplastic’ bag products that are partly derived from bio-based sources but are not compostable.

CENTRAL PLAINS GROUP promote and facilitate regenerative farming practices and high quality potato starch based polymers that contribute as much to a healthy ecosystem as they do to nourishing populations. Since 2019, we’ve been working successfully in some of the most productive, low-cost farming regions in the world to develop a vertically integrated agricultural and biopolymer refinery business. Our purpose? To develop a low-carbon, zero-waste, circular bioeconomy that nurtures people, plants and planet.

CRODA We create, make and sell speciality chemicals that industries and consumers everywhere depend on. Established in 1925, we are driven by a focus on our customers, collaborative working, a proactive attitude and the ability to think differently. We encourage our people to work as a unified global team and alongside our customers to find new and sustainable ways to satisfy unmet needs. This means over 6,100 passionate employees in manufacturing sites, laboratories and offices worldwide work with a shared Purpose: using Smart science to improve lives™.

CROMWELL POLYTHENE Since 1983, Cromwell Polythene has committed to supplying polythene and compostable products that capture, contain and secure. Cromwell continues to grow organically and now occupies its fourth purpose-built distribution facility near Leeds and a manufacturing plant in Derbyshire, strengthening our UK recycling and manufacturing capacity.

ECO-CRAFT was established in 1992 as a specialist mail order manufacturer of recycled paper products and craft materials. The company moved online in 2000 and following growing customer feedback, by 2007 the decision was made to stop selling conventional plastics and adopt a plastic-free approach to all products. This led to eco-craft becoming an e-commerce only company, with compostable packaging a focal point of the business.

Ecosurety is the market-leading packaging compliance scheme committed to accelerating change towards an environmentally and socially sustainable world. It ensures its members comply with the Extended Producer Responsibility regulations and enables them to make sustainable packaging decisions via data and insights. Ecosurety supports efficient and transparent investment in circular economy projects through improved infrastructure, innovation and consumer awareness campaigns. B Corp certified since 2020, Ecosurety is committed to the balancing of profit with social and environmental performance.

ENSUS Ensus UK Ltd is one of Europe’s largest bioethanol plants and is based in Wilton, Teesside. The core of Ensus’ business is sustainable products from biomass, utilising feed quality grain to produce over 400 million litres of sustainable ethanol, 350,000 tonnes of high protein animal feed (DDGS) and 250,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. Since 2013, Ensus has been a member of CropEnergies Group. CropEnergies is part of Südzucker Group and the leading European manufacturer of sustainably produced renewable ethanol, mainly for the fuel sector.

ERTHOS INC is actively transforming bio-based inputs into plant-powered alternatives for traditional plastics. Erthos is building a massively scalable platform for better materials, for a planet free from plastic pollution. Single-use products made with erthos materials are not only compatible with existing plastic manufacturing systems, but are also sustainably manufactured, and compostable at their end of life.

FUCHS is the world’s largest independent lubricants manufacturer. We manufacture and supply innovative lubricating products and bespoke support packages – providing a complete service to our customers. We have expertise and experience in developing lubricants for a wide variety of applications, including: engine oils, food grade lubricants, agricultural oils, cutting fluids, greases, hydraulic oils and much more. We have a full range of support services to help customers choose the right lubricant for their application and get the most from their lubricants.

FUTAMURA is a leading global manufacturer of plastic and cellulosic materials including Cellophane™ films, renewable and compostable NatureFlex™ films, casings and non-wovens. Our films are sold to converters, brand owners and end-users in over 100 countries worldwide. They become part of the packaging, labelling or overwrap solution for some of the world’s best known brands across a wide variety of everyday consumer goods.

FLEX SEA develops novel biomaterials derived from red seaweed, with the potential to replace single-use plastic packaging in various applications, such as cosmetics, pharma food and non-food. Our material is truly home compostable and in the process of receiving certifications and undergoing testing with major regulatory bodies. We have recently relocated to a larger laboratory and industrial space in the Midlands, where we will have the capacity to replace up to 2500kg of plastic each week. Additionally, we are fully circular, setting us apart from all other biomaterial producers in the sector. We use the waste derived from seaweed biopolymer extraction and put this through our patented bio-digestion process that allows us to turn valueless waste into high value compounds and polymers with applications in the pharma and cosmetics/personal care industry.

FLOREON is an award-winning biomaterials technology company, with patents granted both in the UK and internationally for greener, safer plastics which are high performing, environmentally friendly and fully compostable. The materials come from renewable sources, the production processes use less energy, the end product is stronger and lasts longer . When it does reach the end, Floreon lends itself to recycling , composting, or use for energy or even feedstock , leaving landfill behind and completing a circle of sustainability.

FABBRIGROUP Established 70 years ago, Fabbri Group is a global packaging company with headquarters in Italy, several subsidiaries in Europe and a global network of distributors. Producing machines and films, predominantly for the food sector, Fabbri Group’s key focus is protecting fresh food and reducing food waste. They are driven by creating eco-friendly packing solutions that have minimum impact on the planet.

HOLIFERM a spin-out from the University of Manchester, develops processes for the sustainable manufacture of biosurfactants which eliminate the need for harmful petrochemicals. Based in the Northwest of England they have an R&D facility in Manchester and a commercial biosurfactant plant in Wallasey. The plant currently produces 1.1KTA, with ambitious scale up plans for 2024 and beyond. The biosurfactants Holiferm produces can be used in a variety of applications including cosmetics, home care, personal care and agriculture. Holiferm’s products are sold and distributed worldwide including to the Americas, Asia, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.

INGEVITY is a leading provider of specialty chemicals, high-performance carbon materials and engineered polymers. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks, coatings, elastomers, bioplastics and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions.

KCC PACKAGING As an experienced food packaging specialist, for the last 15 years KCC has focused on sustainable solutions, and has become ‘a company of our time’, with all its products made either from low-carbon, recyclable materials or compostable plant sources. Its riji® product is currently its most notable innovation. riji ® packaging provides a compostable, natural alternative to CPet that cannot be recycled in the ready meal and food-to-go industries. Its uniqueness is the application of a natural barrier coating, which renders the natural fibre base non-porous, and thus suitable for foods with a high moisture content, such as curries and lasagnes. riji ® also performs better than CPet in both microwave and traditional ovens, remaining rigid at higher temperatures. The product carries a food migration certificate to 240C.

KEANE SCIENTIFIC CONSULTING specialises in providing innovation management solutions and leadership experience to support chemical and polymer-based businesses to develop their R&D capabilities from ideation and scouting to product launch. KSC is led by Dr Norman Keane whose technical expertise covers thermoplastics, polyurethanes, and rubber and latex products. More recently, Norman has focused on the development of bioplastics, and the transition of the chemical industry towards renewable and sustainable sources of carbon. He is a visiting researcher at Strathclyde University and has been a contributor to the forthcoming Royal Society briefing on the transition to green sources of carbon entitled ‘Catalysing change: Defossilising the chemical industry’.

KELPI is a leader in sustainable biomaterials. The company has developed a unique biopolymer from seaweed which can be applied as a coating to substrates such as paper, card and fibre. The resulting packaging is recyclable, compostable and marine-safe. Kelpi, a certified B Corp, is focused on meeting the needs of large businesses in the food & drink and cosmetics & personal care sectors. They’re already working with some of the largest companies in the world to scale up production of their biodegradable coatings and deliver unique, next generation packaging solutions.

Leader Grain

 

LEADERGRAIN has been working in the international grain market since 2013 and now is also a world-leading biopolymers supplier and innovator with products of naturally advanced materials made from renewable, abundant feedstocks with performance and economics that compete with oil-based intermediates, plastics, and fibers. Our goal is to make economically competitive and scalable chemicals and materials that are produced based on renewable feedstocks, fully recyclable, with a significantly lower carbon footprint, and with superior performance to the petroleum-based alternatives.

NATUREWORKS is an independent company invested in by Cargill and PTT Global Chemical, offering a family of commercially available biopolymers derived from 100 percent annually renewable resources with cost and performance that compete with petroleum-based packaging materials and fibres. The company apply its unique technology to the processing of natural plant sugars to create the proprietary polylactide polymer marketed under the Ingeo brand name. NatureWorks represents one of the largest efforts ever in green chemistry and biorefinery.

Normec OWS is the global market leader in the biodegradability and compostability testing of different types of material. We also offer a wide range of additional services such as auditing, controlling & sorting waste, life cycle assessments and other sustainability studies. We work according to high quality standards. Over the past 30+ years, we have built up a lot of expertise and are recognized by all certification bureaus worldwide in the field of biodegradable or compostable materials. We actively participate in many certification and standardization committees, as well as European projects and international conferences.

NOVAMONT is the world’s leading company in the sector of bioplastics and biochemicals obtained through the integration of chemistry, environment and agriculture. It promotes a new model of bioeconomy in the logic of the circular economy, not only based on efficiency and sustainable use of renewable resources, but also as a factor for territorial regeneration. Under the brand name MATER-BI it produces an innovative family of proprietary bioplastics, which are biodegradable and compostable according to the European standard EN 13432.

OCEANIUM is developing food and nutrition products and marine-safe, home compostable bio-packaging materials from sustainably-farmed seaweed. Utilizing an innovative green chemistry, Oceanium will produce a home compostable, marine-safe bio-packaging material to replace current food packaging which has no end of life solutions. Oceanware will be 100% natural and its end of life solution is to be disposed of with food waste which will then be composted for soil health or for anaerobic digestion for energy. Unlike competing feedstocks for packaging, such as fossil fuels or corn, Oceanware will be processed close to seaweed farms. Seaweed does not require land/water/fertiliser, it sequesters carbon and removes excess nutrients from surrounding waters.

PARKSIDE is a pioneer in the development and commercialisation of a leading range of industrial and home compostable packaging solutions that provide a credible alternative to landfill for traditional flexible packaging. The high barrier packaging and lidding designs are suitable for a wide range of market sectors, including snack, confectionery and ambient food applications such as coffee and dried goods. Developed under the Park-2-Nature brand, Parkside’s compostable laminates are robust and durable, just like traditional plastic packaging, and are rigorously tested for eco-toxicity and a host of other criteria against EN 13432. They are also accredited from TUV (formerly Vincotte) and are available in a range of aesthetic options including white, matt, clear, metallised and kraft and can be fully colour flexographic printed.

PUJING CHEMCIAL INDUSTRY CO., Ltd (PJCHEM) established in 2005, is a high-tech enterprise mainly focused on investment, development and authorization of chemical process and advanced material technology. PJCHEM polymer business division, composed of a consolidate team with skilled and experienced experts, is mainly engaged in the cutting-edge polymer business, including new biodegradable material development, manufacture and distribution. We deliver industry-leading products and a full range of technical support service to help our customers and partners using our products. By staying closely with our customers, we keep developing innovation technology in response the needs and requirements from our customers. Our vision is to use our self-developed technology and knowhow to become a leading supplier of new biodegradable polymer in global market.

PLANGLOW For more than three decades, multi-award-winning Planglow has been a leading supplier of catering labels, compostable packaging and food labelling software. In 2011 we introduced our first environmentally-friendly packaging range, today we offer five branded collections of compostable packaging and labelling for grab-and-go and hot takeaway foods. All of our packaging is made from compostable materials, even the clear window film is derived from renewable plants rather than oil-based plastic. The plant based laminate is fully certified to the European (EN13432) norms for compostable packaging and is also certified as home compostable. Working with bio-processing experts, we are able to offer our clients a closed-loop solution for disposing of food and packaging waste on site.

PROMATERIAS is a leading European manufacturer of sustainable products and solutions for the circular economy. With a history of more than 60 years in packaging manufacturing, Promateris has gained regional leadership and top manufacturing expertise in packaging production. Promateris Group invests in developing sustainable packaging products and solutions for the circular economy, R&D and end-of-life solutions. The company also operates a plant dedicated to manufacturing specialty compounding for technical applications, and is active in Bucharest, Valencia and Warsaw through commercial offices and distributors in more than 10 countries. We are dedicated to offering highly customised solutions for retailers, HoReCa and waste management companies.

PROTEVAN helps SME’s manage the transition to series production, with sustainability as the core principal, and circularity the ultimate goal

REA The Renewable Energy Association (REA) was established in 2001 as a not-for-profit trade association, representing British renewable energy producers and promoting the use of renewable energy in the UK. The REA helps its members build commercially and environmentally sustainable businesses whilst increasing the contribution of renewable energy to the UK’s electricity, heat, transport and green gas needs. The REA’s mission is to grow the renewable energy economy and to bring renewables into the mainstream.

RENEWABLE ENERGY ASSURANCE LTD The Compostable Materials Certification Scheme (CMCS) is a certification scheme for compostable materials placed on the UK market. For producers, we provide services for the assessment and labelling of compostable end products. For consumers, we provide a platform to check the status of certified products and identify appropriate treatment options. The CMCS is based on circular economy principles. It promotes the replacement of conventional plastic with biodegradable alternatives which can be recycled into agriculture and horticulture, diverting biowaste away from landfill. In so doing, it also seeks to avoid conventional plastics getting into soil. This helps improve the quantity and quality of biological matter returned to the soil and therefore supports long term soil health.

SHELLWORKS Shellworks is a design-led, techbio company, eliminating plastic waste through the development of our home-compostable and bio-based material family, Vivomer. Made by the same microbes found in marine and soil environments, Vivomer is designed to last only as long as it needs to. Our mission is to create naturally-derived materials and packaging to support businesses in transitioning to a waste-free future. Currently, Shellworks is creating home compostable Vivomer packaging with a focus on solutions for the beauty and personal care sector.

SINCLAIR INTERNATIONAL have been manufacturing high-quality, food-safe fruit labels for automated, high-speed applications since 1982. Our first compostable label was launched in 2014, and in 2019, we launched our first OK compost-certified label. Today, we have a range of industrial and home compostable fruit label solutions that meet global legislative and packaging standard requirements.

SONICHEM Sonichem, a biorefinery technology company, is pioneering ultrasonic technology to advance green chemical production. Our proprietary process efficiently transforms low-value forestry by-products into high-value, sustainable bio-based chemicals. Specialising in the production of lignin, cellulose, and hemicellulose sugars, we offer viable bio-sourced alternatives to traditional petrochemicals with diverse applications in materials, resins, personal care, and cosmetics. Demonstrated at our industrial-scale pilot plant, Sonichem is actively preparing to scale operations to a commercial biorefinery, driving the shift towards sustainable chemical solutions.

SOLUTIONS4PLASTIC is a U.K , Lincolnshire manufacturer of home compostable, water soluble, biodegradable plastics.

TIPA Sustainable Packaging was founded in 2010 to create viable compostable, flexible packaging options. TIPA’s vision is for flexible packaging to have the same end-of-life organic matter has, while also offering consumers and brands the same durability, transparency and shelf life they have come to expect from conventional plastics. Even though the volume of flexible packaging is smaller by weight and space, most flexible packaging cannot be practically recycled. Flexible packaging isn’t made of pure plastic polymers but rather made by blending several materials. These blended materials make flexible packaging complicated for separation and recycling.

TOTAL CORBION is a global leader in marketing, sales and production of Polylactic Acid (PLA). PLA is a biobased and biodegradable polymer made from annually renewable resources, offering a reduced carbon footprint versus many traditional plastics. The Luminy® PLA portfolio, which includes both high heat and standard PLA grades, is an innovative material that is used in a wide range of markets including fresh food packaging, consumer goods, fibers, food service ware and 3D-printing.

TÜV AUSTRIA GROUP is a leading independent Testing, Inspection and Certification company covering industry, energy, infrastructure, transportation, certification, training and digital services with +2.000 experts in +20 countries. On 1 December 2017, TÜV AUSTRIA Group integrated the OK compost and OK biobased conformity marks and certification activities into the newly founded subsidiary TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium. With a team of nearly 20 specialists fully dedicated to assessment and certification of compostable and/or bio-based products, TÜV AUSTRIA promotes, through its internationally recognised marks of conformity, the harmonisation of definitions, standards and testing methods to ensure clear and universal statements based on measurable facts.

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER is a powerhouse of research and is ranked first in Europe and second in the world for social and environmental impact (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023). Sitting within the University is the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Catalyst (IBIC), which supports and connects the Northwest of England as a world-leading ecosystem to deliver a transformative bioeconomy. IBIC offers partners access to cutting-edge R&D knowledge, capabilities, talent and facilities. We support our community with skills-training, finance, and business advice so they can realise success. IBIC is led by the University of Manchester, in partnership with the Universities of Liverpool, Salford and Manchester Metropolitan, leading SMEs and corporate businesses, regional R&D organisations, accelerators, investors, and specialist skills providers, united by a culture of ethics, diversity, and openness and drive to deliver a R&D intensive bioeconomy.

UNIVERSITY OF YORK is a world class university with significant expertise in bioeconomy research, and host two of the BBSRC Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, Biomass Biorefinery Network (BBNet) and High Value Biorenewables Network (HVB), which support research and translation in sustainable, biologically based manufacturing.

VEGWARE is the UK’s first and only completely compostable food packaging firm, manufacturing since 2006. We are pioneering the development and manufacture of eco friendly catering disposables and food packaging that can all be recycled along with food waste. Our products are stylish, functional, economic and sustainable. The Vegware range of 250+ compostable products spans cutlery through to tableware, napkins, hot and cold drink cups, and takeaway packaging. We work with a network of distributors across the UK to deliver our range of eco disposables to our clients.

WOOLCOOL® aims to unleash the true potential of wool as a bio-material through the application of science, thereby making a significant impact on human health and wellbeing. Woolcool® serves the Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Industry. Along with other temperature sensitive medicines, it is used to send life-saving vaccines, insulin and cancer drugs around the world, keeping them in temperature and safe to use on arrival. It is also one of the leading Insulated Packaging solutions of choice within the Online Food Industry in the UK and Europe, supplying a number of large, medium and small online food companies. Woolcool® is used to send fresh chilled foods from raw milk and meat to chocolate and cakes, direct to the customer’s door.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

BIA The BioIndustry Association (BIA) is the voice of the innovative life sciences and biotech industry, enabling and connecting the UK ecosystem so that businesses can start, grow and deliver world-changing innovation. The BIA is an award-winning trade association representing more than 550 member companies including: Start-ups, biotechnology and innovative life science companies; Pharmaceutical and technological companies; Universities, research centres, tech transfer offices, incubators and accelerators; A wide range of life science service providers: investors, lawyers, IP consultants and IR agencies.

IBioIC (The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre) was established in 2014 to enable the growth of the Industrial Biotechnology industry in Scotland. IBioIC is an industry-led centre that solves industrially relevant problems by utilising the world-leading research capabilities available within the Scottish University system. Our aim is to accelerate and de-risk the development of commercially viable, sustainable solutions for high-value manufacturing in a variety of different sectors such as Chemical Sciences and Life Sciences. IBioIC provides an ecosystem in which IB using and enabling companies can innovate and grow, this is done in a number of ways: by providing access to project funding; developing an industrially relevant skills pipeline; two bespoke equipment centres and a technical consultants network.

NNFCC NNFCC is a strategic consultancy with in-depth knowledge of the bioeconomy, offering clients a wealth of experience in the bioenergy and biofuels markets and the growing biobased products sector. NNFCC firmly believes in a future where biobased technologies are a key component of the low carbon circular economy. The organisation has successfully delivered projects to a wide range of clients including agricultural businesses, biotechnology developers, power companies, chemical producers and product manufacturers, brand owners and retailers, Universities and Research Funding Agencies and both regional and national Governments.

OAKDENE HOLLINS As a science-led sustainability consultancy, Oakdene Hollins has been delivering strategic, practical solutions to support clients to be leaders in their field since 1994. Traditionally focusing on waste streams and recycling, our expertise now addresses broader aspects of sustainability, working towards a circular economy and a net-zero future. ​As a dedicated team, we envision a future where planetary boundaries are respected and the circular economy prevails, enabling the environment and society to thrive. ​We enjoy working collaboratively with our clients and networks, tailoring our support to help our partners achieve long-term success, capturing value through creative, tangible solutions.

PNO CONSULTANTS As a science-led sustainability consultancy, Oakdene Hollins has been delivering strategic, practical solutions to support clients to be leaders in their field since 1994. Traditionally focusing on waste streams and recycling, our expertise now addresses broader aspects of sustainability, working towards a circular economy and a net-zero future. ​As a dedicated team, we envision a future where planetary boundaries are respected and the circular economy prevails, enabling the environment and society to thrive. ​We enjoy working collaboratively with our clients and networks, tailoring our support to help our partners achieve long-term success, capturing value through creative, tangible solutions.

POTTER CLARKSON Potter Clarkson’s deeply technical and collaborative team of patent attorneys and IP solicitors perfectly mirrors the technical and collaborative world in which members of the BBIA operate, earning the firm its reputation as the European IP firm of choice for clients of all sizes, ranging from ambitious biotech start-ups through to large chemical companies. Our attorneys and solicitors work closely together in small, bespoke teams formed around each client. We are over 200 strong (many of us having long academic or industry experience) so chances are we have a team with just the right mix of technical background and commercial experience for you.