Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Producer of renewable bio ethanol
  • Year established:
    2007
  • Website:
    http://www.vivergofuels.com
  • Contact
    • 109 Ferriby Road, Hesslewood Business Park, Hessle, East Yorkshire, HU13 0JA

About Vivergo Fuels

Vivergo Fuels are a £350 million plant that takes locally produced wheat and turns it into bioethanol and animal feed. They are one of Europe’s biggest bioethanol producers and the UK’s largest single source supplier of animal feed.

Formed in 2007 as a joint venture between AB Sugar, BP and DuPont to create a biofuels business for the future, AB Sugar later acquired BP’s share to become the majority shareholder of Vivergo Fuels.

Before Vivergo Fuels, the UK was importing up to 80% of protein for livestock and dairy farming. Now, more than 100 highly-skilled people drive the business, which has created over 2,000 jobs in the UK across agriculture, logistics, professionals services and engineering.

The head office of Vivergo Fuels is in Hessle, while the plant is located in Hull. The Managing Director is Mark Chesworth.


What is it like to work for Vivergo Fuels

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The probation process for new employees includes a defined six-month objective and development plan to give new employees clarity of expectations at each review period. This also provides managers with a tool to measure performance.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
With Hull being the City of Culture in 2017, Vivergo Fuels supported the programme by providing paid leave for workers selected to volunteer to complete their two-day training.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
The company operates a pay banding practice that links financial reward to demonstrated competence over time. As the skill set required by their manual workers is very specific, they bring employees in on a starting salary with the opportunity for pay progression up to 10% as they develop their skills.

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Benefits:

  • Holidays
    Holidays

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    Gym

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  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    131

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Average Age:

    39

  • Staff Turnover:

    6%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    74%

  • Male : Female:

    80% / 20%

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