LCR stock, distribute and supply a wide range of industrial chemicals, including cobalt, molybdenum, nickel, potassium, tungsten and vanadium. We deliver to our customers in quantities ranging from single bags or drums to thousands of tonnes.

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LCR provide commercially competitive recycling options with an emphasis on environmentally sound management. We purchase and recycle many different forms of non-ferrous by-products, including spent catalysts, residues, slags, sludges and ashes.

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LCR was originally founded in 2005 with an office established in Wapping near London Bridge…

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Our commitment to providing the highest standard of customer service is reflected in our growing list of industry memberships…

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About us

LCR provides customised recycling solutions to the generators of spent catalysts arising from Oil Refining and Petrochemical and Chemical Industries. We aim to offer commercially competitive recycling options with emphasis on environmentally sound management including assistance with notification procedures. We are partnered with fully-licensed recycling facilities in Europe and the Far East. The spent catalysts are recycled and used to produce high-quality metal salts for final applications, including new catalyst manufacture, pigments and CO2 removal processes.

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Our Memberships

LCR is a member of the Chemical Business Association (CBA), The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) and the Minor Metals Trade Association (MMTA). We comply with the Responsible Care initiative and all business is conducted in accordance with the MMTA’s Trade Regulations.

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Meet the Team

To ensure that you get the best out of your experience with LCR we would like to introduce you to the members of
our team and identify the roles they play within our company.

Richard Bartholomew

Managing Director

Richard Bartholomew

A founder and the Managing Director of LCR, Richard has worked mainly with inorganic chemicals and non-ferrous metals since the 1980s. He has held directorships and senior management positions at other companies until the formation of LCR in 2005.

Richard specialises in vanadium chemicals but also handles projects and developing new business globally in the secondaries and chemical areas of the company.

Peter Nicholson


Peter Nicholson

One of the two founders and a Director of LCR. He has more than 15 year’s experience with chemicals, ferro alloys and minor metals.

Peter is responsible for chemicals and specific metals and alloys. He is multi-lingual, speaking Japanese, French and German and deals with customers worldwide.

Paul McDonald

Head of Recycling

Paul McDonald

Paul has worked in the recycling sector of the non-ferrous metals industry for over 35 years and joined LCR in 2012.

Paul specialises in secondary raw materials, particularly in the sourcing and supply of spent/semi-processed catalysts. He is the department manager and has travelled extensively throughout the world meeting producers, processors and end users.

Catherine Crosby

Operations Manager

Catherine Crosby

Catherine has over 20 years supply chain and logistics experience within the commodity world having worked for blue chip companies such as Tate & Lyle and ED&F Man Ltd.

Catherine has in depth knowledge of global shipping and logistics covering containerised sea freight as well as multimodal shipments by road and air, warehousing and insurance allowing LCR to be ideally placed to meet our partners varied and complex supply chain needs.

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LCR make it to the FT 1000 List

The FT 1000, compiled with Statista, a research company, lists the European companies that achieved the highest compound annual growth rate in revenue between 2015 and 2018. Companies requiring a minimum growth rate of 38.4 per cent to make the FT 1000 list. Read more

ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management System Standard

London Chemicals & Resources Ltd have been assessed and approved by QAS International, following management systems, standards and guidelines for ISO 9001:2015. Read more