PPS is a provider of returnable transit packaging solutions. Operating from sites in South Staffordshire and Grimsby, the business moves 25 million trays and pallets a year on behalf of its customers. It offers delivery, collection, asset tracking and hygienic washing of plastic pallets and trays to customers in the fresh produce, industrial, office moves and automotive sectors.
PPS received a £4.9m growth capital investment from BGF in July 2015. Our investment helped fund the acquisition of Alison Handling Services, the UK’s largest independent stockist of returnable plastic packaging. Headquartered in Kirkham near Preston, Alison Handling Servicesis the largest independent stockist of new and used plastic boxes, containers and trays in the UK. The acquisition is allowing PPS to expand its current services and product range so that customers have access to a full range of packaging solutions and load carrying equipment.
Joanne joined BGF in January 2015 and is responsible for sourcing and completing investments in the Midlands.
Prior to BGF, she worked for KPMG for three years in their Reading Transaction Services team. In this role she provided buy-side, sell-side, and IPO advisory work to private equity clients across numerous sectors including retail and TMT.
Joanne holds a BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Bath and is a Chartered Accountant.
When not in the office, Joanne is often found on the squash courts or learning to play golf.
“BGF is a really exciting place to be. We’re focused on providing opportunity for driven and ambitious entrepreneurs, and being able to play a part in their growth stories is hugely rewarding and inspirational.”