Levity CropScience Ltd, one of Lancashire’s fastest growing businesses, has secured a private equity investment deal.
Two new directors will be joining the board alongside founders David Marks and Anna Weston who still retain a controlling interest in Levity, which is based at Myerscough College, Bilsbrrow
Mike Peters joins Levity as Commercial Director.
Mike, who was awarded an MBE in 2013 for services to North West industry, has a strong track record in the chemical manufacturing industry. At UPL Mike built a £38,000,000 turnover company with a staff of 250. Mike said: “Levity is an exciting company with great ideas and a solid plan for growth and the products and talent to succeed.
“Levity is a British business that is developing world class products and exporting all over the world. I am looking forwards to working with founders David and Anna to help establish Levity as a global player in the fertiliser industry”.
Mick Weston joins the Levity board of directors. Mick has vast experience in managing large projects through to completion in the third sector, gained in his 20 years as head of operations at Lancashire Wildlife Trust. Mick said “My skills are in getting large projects off the ground, and it is great to be involved in helping complete some of Levity’s ambitious projects to help improve sustainability in world agriculture”.
Levity MD David Marks said: “Anna and myself are delighted to welcome Mike and Mick into Levity.
“We are in a period of rapid growth, and to realise our potential we need a team that can support Levity in its vision to change world agriculture”.