Manufacturer of sustainable cleaning products sold in booths secures major investment
A sustainable chemical manufacturer, whose products are sold by companies like Booths, has been backed by Fearless Adventures in its biggest investment yet.
The Friendly Chemical Co (FCC), based in Skipton, Yorkshire, will use the funding to develop its brand of ethical cleaning products, Miniml.
FCC was created by Emma Tapper and Scott Rudd, who started the business from their garage in Leeds using a paint mixer and a 200 liter drum to make their very first product.
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It recently expanded to a new 10,000 square foot factory in Skipton, which will serve as a dedicated manufacturing site in the Yorkshire Dales.
Founded in October 2021 by entrepreneurs David Newns, Dominic McGregor and Charlie Yates, Fearless Adventures has already made a series of investments and is backed by musicMagpie co-founder and CEO Steve Oliver.
Emma Tapper, Co-Founder of The Friendly Chemical Co, said: “As The Friendly Chemical Co. is growing rapidly, we needed investment to scale and meet the growing demand for our sustainable ranges.
“When Scott and I began looking for a partner, it was essential that we found an organization that shared our values and fully supported our goal of leaving a minimal footprint on the planet.
“The philosophy of the Fearless Adventures team aligns perfectly with ours, especially their desire to challenge the status quo and do things differently.
“2022 is shaping up to be an important year in our history, with new product launches planned, and our team and dealer network growing at a rapid pace. The support of Fearless Adventures will add real value to what we do. , and we can’t wait to start working with the team.”
Charlie Yates, co-founder of Fearless Adventures, added: “We are thrilled to partner with Miniml.
“It has already built a phenomenal reputation in the UK organic markets for creating a closed-loop, zero-waste supply chain for all cleaning, laundry and personal care needs.
“After meeting the founders, it was clear that we both had a similar vision for the business.
“We believe the brand can become an industry leader that encourages more consumers to make small, simple changes to a better, greener lifestyle.
“The state-of-the-art bulk chemical blending facility has doubled production levels and is therefore already gearing up for strong growth.
“With our help in finding top talent and supporting growth marketing, Emma and Scott will be able to introduce their brilliant brand to a much wider consumer audience.”