Between 2007 and 2017, our directors, Alex and Scott, were redeveloping and restoring Craigpark Quarry in Ratho, just outside Edinburgh. They saw huge potential in the sheer volume of materials that were recovered during this process and would have otherwise gone to waste. This piqued Scott’s interest in extracting resource value from this waste and exploring a circular business model that could enable materials destined to become waste to stay in circulation and continue to be valuable to the construction industry.

Originally farmers, the Brewsters are no strangers to circular thinking. Farmers have always been resourceful, using leftover straw for animal bedding, manure to fertilise crops and organic waste produce to create compost, but the new challenge was to bring the same principals to the construction industry. Having dealt in cereals and potatoes they also had experience in bulk material processing and handling.