"We are delighted to be partnering with CBio and NVM to create an enlarged business that will offer an extensive range of products and services." James Patterson, Managing Director of BP

Biological Preparations Group.

Biological Preparations Group is a leader in Applied Environmental Biotechnology, developing fermented bacteria for use in a range of biological products which naturally degrade a range of organic pollutants.

NVM originally invested £3 million in Cleveland Biotech’s (CBio) management buy-out in 2013. This funding has been used alongside the further investment in a deal totalling £10.4 million to create the new combined entity. The enlarged company will offer the full range of biological cleaning and waste products to a wider customer base, and will effectively bring together two competitors to create a greater force in the market.

Stockton-on-Tees based CBio was established in 1992 to provide nitrifying bacteria to water treatment plants. The company is now a leader in applied environmental biotechnology, developing fermented bacteria for use in a range of biological products which naturally degrade a range of organic pollutants; including grease, fat, oil, diesel, uric acid and limescale. The business is focused on Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) management and supplies its products to a wide range of Food Service Establishments (FSEs) such as supermarkets, restaurants, hotels and pubs as well as local authorities.

Biological Preparations (BP)  was formed in 2008 and specialises in the development of biotechnology solutions for a wide range of sectors including food and drink, water treatment, agricultural and cleaning services. The company formulates and blends its unique products using microbial, enzyme, plant extract, organic acid and biocide technology –all of which are supplied from its own facility in Caerphilly, Wales.

“The CBio and BP management teams have over 60 years of combined experience in the biological treatment market. Both teams have built successful and competing businesses, so the partnership will give the new company a market leading position – especially in light of increasing pressures on companies that produce waste to actively demonstrate their green credentials.” Mauro Biagioni, NVM