Ramco’s agreement with Cefas marks first major partnership under the NEPO framework

Ramco, a circular economy specialist working with the public sector for 25 years, has marked its first major partnership under the NEPO framework after being contracted to deliver sustainable disposal solutions to the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas).


Cefas, one of the executive agencies within the Government’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and an associate member of the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO), is a world leader in marine science and technology, providing essential insight and data to help keep the seas healthy and our seafood safe and sustainable.


After successfully winning a place on NEPO’s framework agreement for the public sector, Ramco was contracted by Cefas to find value in a range of its surplus marine and scientific equipment including test tubes, ropes and parlour pots.


The first load of equipment was collected by Ramco this summer, with the goods being sold through Ramco’s online auctions to customers who will be able to give each item a new lease of life.


Rodney Brash, Senior Marine Engineer at Cefas, said: “Following decades of accumulating equipment which we now no longer need, we were faced with the task of identifying an ethical and environmentally friendly disposal solution, and through our procurement process Ramco were selected.


“They delivered a solution quickly, removing all assets from our facility and preparing items for onward sale where possible. It’s great to know our redundant equipment will be given a new lease of life or, as a last resort, responsibly recycled."


Ramco’s Business Development Manager, Teddy Townsend, commented: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Cefas team to support their environmental goals, and delighted to join the NEPO framework.


“Through our sustainable, compliant, and hassle-free service, surplus marine equipment is being given a new lease of life. And better still, the funds generated can be reinvested by Cefas to support their essential services.”


Ramco has been helping businesses and government departments like the Ministry of Defence and Government Legal Department to find value in their surplus assets for 25 years. Find out more at www.ramco.co.uk

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About Ramco

Ramco was founded in 1996 with a big goal in mind, to give every surplus asset a new lease of life. That mission couldn’t be more relevant today.

Because we’re dedicated to giving new life to old equipment, less than 1% of the assets we handle goes to landfill.

That means almost every piece of equipment we deal with goes back into operation - from vehicles, communication systems and catering equipment, to plant machinery and electrical goods.

Find out more at www.ramco.co.uk