The history of


Remsol started out to provide business customers with a truly independent, managed waste service.

By placing significant emphasis on process improvement and waste minimisation to drive long-term value, rather than a short-term focus on reducing unit rate costs, Remsol quickly established a reputation for helping business cut waste, recycle more and save money.

“I took all the necessary documentation to the Manchester offices of Companies House, expecting to hand it all over and get a Certificate of Incorporation there and then, but I had to wait a few hours.  I ended up overstaying my welcome on a nearby car park as a result and came away not only with a newly registered company but a parking ticket too!”

Lee Petts, current managing director, founded Remsol on 19 June 2002.

Remsol was established

June 2002

First major contract win

July 2002

In July 2002, Remsol succeeded in winning a 3 year contract to provide an outsourced waste management service to Evans Vaccines in Liverpool, later rebranded to PowderJect and eventually acquired by Chiron Corporation.

At peak, the contract saw Remsol supply two site-based operatives and a full-time managerial presence.

Significant process improvements and savings were delivered across the client’s three production facilities.  The contract paved the way for Remsol’s expansion in the UK’s pharmaceutical manufacturing sector.

To augment its waste and environmental management offering, and in response to client demand, Remsol introduced an outsourced safety management service aimed primarily at construction companies. Over a period of two years, it worked closely with its clients to successfully keep their sites safe. A strategic decision was made in 2007 to discontinue the provision of safety management services, but some of the inherent risk and resilience consulting services live on to this day.

Outsourced safety management added

June 2005

Relocation to Penwortham

November 2007

Initially based in a converted cotton mill on the outskirts of Chorley in Lancashire, Remsol relocated to its own first floor office suite in Penwortham in November 2007 as it continued to take on more people in its administrative team.

In the Spring of 2010, Remsol launched a unique new No Win, No Fee waste management service tailored specifically to meet the needs of SMEs.  The novel concept caught on, enabling smaller companies to access the sort of services usually only available to much bigger businesses.


“No win, No fee!” Launched

March 2010

the move to Preston’s docks

November 2012

With more growth in mind, Remsol bought its own two storey office premises close to Preston’s historic Albert Dock.  The building was completely remodelled internally, to provide dedicated training and meeting facilities on the ground floor.

After a decade of working closely with companies in construction and civil engineering, chemicals manufacturing, heavy engineering, pharmaceuticals production and downstream oil and gas (bitumen production and lubricants, for example) Remsol extended its expertise to the nascent shale gas sector.

expansion into upstream oil and gas

April 2013

new business model adopted

January 2015

After almost 13 years of providing integrated, outsourced management services, Remsol began the transition to its present-day business model: that of a multi-disciplinary consultancy focused on helping people grow sustainable, resilient businesses.

Strengthening governance and injecting additional strategic thinking capability, Remsol appointed veteran Lancashire businessman John Kersey to the role of Non-Executive Chairman.

Non-executive Chairman appointed

February 2015

new Remsol branding unveiled

March 2015

Sticking with its long-standing corporate colours, Remsol launched its new brand identity in the Spring of 2015.   The overlapping up and down chevrons symbolise the company’s ‘less is more’ ethic: less consumption, waste, reputational and business risk, and less cost = more sustainability, more resilience, more profit and more growth.

Learn more about “The Remsol Way!”