Business Network Big Interview: JG Pears Building Greener and Stronger

8th November 2022

We are very proud to feature in this month's issue of the East Midlands Chamber Business Network magazine. In the big interview our sustainability lead, Richard Laxton, explains how we have embraced the circular economy - which includes recycling almost everything we use and installing a biomass CHP plant at our Low Marnham site to turn material processed at another factory into renewable electricity.

The November edition of Business Network is now out and can be read online:


JG Pears Featured in The Feed Compounder

6th June 2022

It is fantastic to be featured in the May/June issue of the Feed Compounder Magazine, talking about our services and products that help to minimise the environmental impact of the animal feed industry.

Read our piece here and find out more about our sustainability story in one of our monthly blogs.



JG Pears Unveils Plans for Former High Marnham Power Station

14th April 2022

The JG Pears Group are pleased to announce its first development proposal to turn the former High Marnham power station the site, which closed 19 years ago, into the High Marnham Green Energy Hub. When completed it will be a source of new employment opportunities including the provision of new buildings for the JG Pears Group and for other occupiers, as well as a range of new technologies for decarbonising the economy.

The proposed plans include a solar park on land adjoining the former power station site, which will generate sufficient renewable electricity to power the equivalent of 11,873 homes. Further proposals will include a gatehouse, a finished product warehouse, and an ABP intermediate HGV trailer store for use by the JG Pears Group.

A public exhibition of the proposed development will take place at Low Marnham Parish Hall on 26 April between 3.30pm and 7pm.


Historic Family Firm is Keen to Go Green

12th April 2022

Take a look at how JG Pears embraces sustainability in the latest issue of Business Network.

Low carbon practices and following a green agenda are essential for a successful modern business, and we are proud to be leading the way.

Find our case study by the Sustainability East Midlands Campaign on page 52.


New Electronic Boards for Local School

21st December 2021

We are delighted to have donated £9,600 to Sutton-On-Trent Primary School for the purchase of new electronic whiteboards.

Group Finance Director Paul Beaumont comments: "We were made aware of the schools raising of funds for the electronic board and offered our support. JG Pears is very much about investing in the community and we were only too happy to help. With the couple of years we've just had, doing anything we can for the local community makes us very proud".


Sponsors of East Retford Rugby Union Football Club

26th November 2021

We are very proud sponsors of East Retford Rugby Union Football Club. Good luck to the wonderful teams this season!

East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2021

22nd November 2021

We are thrilled and proud to announce that JG Pears have won two awards from the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, the first being named Business of the Year in Nottinghamshire in 2021, supported by our second award for reducing our Environmental Impact.  We were also named finalists in a third category International Trade.

This great recognition is a result of looking to the future with sustainable goals, significant investment, and the teamwork to drive the change.

JG Pears is proud to be able to highlight the rendering industry’s valuable contribution to meat-based food and feed industry, and to renewable power generation in the UK, actively reducing both the company’s and the country’s impact on the climate.

A huge thank-you to everyone at JG Pears. We would not have been able to achieve this without the hard work of all our staff.


Gold Sponsor of the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team

19th November 2021

JG Pears are very proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team, donating towards the purchase of a new rescue vehicle.

Based near our Headquarters in Penistone, Woodhead Mountain Rescue is an extremely important part of our community. The willingness and the local geographical knowledge of its kind volunteers is an outstanding and extremely valuable asset to everyone who live, work and play in this fantastic part of the UK.  It’s important that we as a community and as a local business never forget or underestimate just how lucky we all are. It is a reassuring thought to know that there is help at hand should something go wrong no matter how remote or difficult the situation may be.


JG Pears Finalists in the Nottinghamshire Business Awards 2021

29th June 2021

JG Pears have been shortlisted as finalists in the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2021.

We are shortlisted in the Environmental Impact category, for putting environmental sustainability at the core of our business.

We are also finalists in the Excellence in International Trade category, for our significant and sustained increases in international trade.

Well done to all the finalists and everyone involved.


JG Pears Community Investment Programme

June 2021

In 2019 and 2020, the JG Pears Group was busy supporting the local communities in which it operates.

Beneficiaries and charities to date include: Sutton on Trent Sports Club; a new bus shelter for Low Marnham; a contribution to the Normanton on Trent Village Hall Charity; sponsorship of the Penistone Agricultural Show; and new jackets for the Penistone church under 11 football team.


JG Pears Group Acquires P Waddington

October 2020

The JG Pears Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of P Waddington, based in Bradford. This latest addition to the Group will support the combined heat and power plant at the Low Marnham site.

Jeff Pears, CEO of JG Pears, comments “there are many linkages between JG Pears and P Waddington, and the larger group will be well-placed to service the needs of the animal by-product sector going forward".

“Every interaction we jointly had through this process has reinforced our common vision of our employees providing an excellent service to our customers while minimising the impact on our neighbours and the environment.”


JG Pears CHP Plant Reaches Take-over

6th July 2018

The JG Pears Group is pleased to announce that the initial commissioning of its combined heat and power plant at its Low Marnham site has successfully concluded.

The plant now enters a period of final operational review whilst meeting its obligations to produce renewable energy to both the site and the National Grid.


JG Pears Gains Transport Accolade

5th June 2018

JG Pears has been awarded the maximum 5 stars by the ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme. This award recognises the focus and continual push for improvement JG Pears has shown within its operational practices - especially in relation to their safety and environmental performance. The significance of this recognition was reflected recently when JG Pears was approached to participate in the Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention Programme (CVIP), launched by Highway England.

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