metal interests


Non-ferrous metal recycling, Metal Interests

Metal Interests was originally formed by Roger and Pippa Brewster in the mid 1970’s and is now owned by Anthony Brewster, the second generation of Brewster ownership.

Our head office is located in Chichester, West Sussex and we also operate out of our yard in Hinckley, Leicestershire where we specialise in handling and sorting Aluminium. Anthony Brewster also owns Infinity Metals in Leeds, which is a Sister company to Metal Interests Ltd.

We are twice winners of the Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade (2007 & 2011) and keen exporters abroad.

Our company focus is to work with tier one consumers and producers placing us in a good position to reduce the dominance of use of prime material.

Our History and Ethos

Non-ferrous metal recycling, Metal Interests

The Company has been built on the firm belief that waste stream should be minimised by maximising recycling with all benefits to society and environment being recognised. We believe that the recycling industry has finally come of age, and the general view of what is achieved in the industry is much more main stream and supported by the public.

The businesses have always had a strong tie to the Industry Association the BMRA and Anthony Brewster sits on the board of directors, taking a keen interest on the future of the recycling industry.

The company ethos is based around a strong desire to find the shortest route from Post Production Scrap back to Secondary Raw Material.

The company has a global view, and have the expertise in house to import and export material.

Our Company Focus

Non-ferrous metal recycling, Metal Interests

The Company specialises in the expert preparation of all grades of metals according to customer’s needs, offering comprehensive service for the collection and distribution of metals throughout the UK and servicing major import and export markets with all the main non-ferrous metals including complex metals requiring further segregation and treatment.

Our trading personnel offer a wealth of experience and expertise enabling a unique understanding of the requirements of consumers, working with them to ensure that they receive the quality and flow of material they require. To this end, we work closely with our suppliers to ensure this consistent quality, always encouraging best practice and minimisation of waste.

Relationship trading and repeat business forms the corner stone of our Company’s philosophy.




Meet The Team

Roger Brewster
Founder/Chairman (Non-Executive)

Pippa Brewster
Co Founder

Anthony Brewster
Managing Director & Trader

Stefanie Dixon
Junior Trader & Logistics Manager

Kathryn Cairns
Office Manager

Ian Taylor
Company Secretary

Sue Basnett
Admin/Accounts Assistant

Ian Bates
Yard Manager

Alison Merry
Office Manager

Paul Donaldson

Larisa Tenea
Admin, Chichester

Why Choose Metal Interests

Best Rates

Our processes, strategies and access to global markets enables us to provide the most competitive rates for your scrap.


Our Staff are highly trained, we are BMRA Registered, and our business processes are Quality Assured and Certified (ISO 9001 & ISO 14001).


Experience counts for a lot in the industry and we have a combined knowledge base of 500 years. We have the skills and knowledge to maximise the values you will receive for the material you sell.

Friendly and Approachable

We are a family owned and run company. The good relationships we have with our suppliers worldwide is of paramount importance. It is part of the key ethos of the company and our team are totally focused on giving our suppliers the best experience possible. It is our job to enable all materials to take the shortest route to the best recycling and we believe in working with our suppliers to achieve this.

Our Facilities

We have the scale to be able to handle your requirements. We have complete confidence in being able to provide the right solution for your material. Large or small, each job is given the same due care and attention.

Flexible Range Of Services

Call us or arrange a visit from our team to identify the best way to handle your material. We have bins, skips, trucks and multiple locations which can meet your requirement. Our team is here to take the strain out of the process for all our suppliers.




International Trade


Experienced Traders

We have years of experience and are actively involved with trade in over 15 countries, including China, Korea, Indonesia, India, Eastern and Central Europe. We pride ourselves on the close relationships we have developed over the years, both with suppliers and customers.

Material is sold and packaged in accordance with international trade specifications, tailored according to individual customer’s requirements.

Trade Options

We have the facilities to enable Letters of Credit and Documentary Presentations

We trade in multiple currencies and have hedging facilities

We can offer formula contracts employing terminal markets


We ship in line with current Incoterms and have access to:

•  20ft/40ft/40ft high top containers

•  Trailers

•  Bulk Tippers




Our Services

metal sorting
metal trading
metal recycling

Specialised Aluminium

We are a leading supplier to some of the biggest global corporations in the Aluminium Industry, having been at the forefront of closed-loop-recycling for decades.

Full Range Metal Processing

As audited suppliers to major consumers we provide specialist metal services, by a team of dedicated personnel, including the segregation of high strength alloys by spectrographic analysis. Our works are equipped with a full range of metal processing machinery including baling and shearing to prepare material for your requirements.

Metals We Recycle

Metal Products We Recycle


  •  Cast Iron
  •  Cast Iron Borings
  •  Light Steel Cuttings
  •  Punchings
  •  Short Profile
  •  Steel Turnings
  •  Fragmented & Shredded Steel
  •  12A & 12C
  •  Plate & Girder
  •  Short Constructional
  •  And many more...

Non Ferrous

  •  Old Rolled Aluminium
  •  Copper, Aluminium Radiators/Talk
  •  Shredded Floated Aluminium
  •  Aluminium Turnings
  •  Brass Rod Swarf
  •  Brass & Copper Radiators
  •  Aluminium Extrusions
     (HE9/6063, H30/6082)
  •  Shredded Stainless Steel
  •  0-10, 10-50, 30-90mm Mixed Heavies
  •  Incinerated Aluminium Copper Tanks
  •  Electric Motors
  •  Heavy Copper or Birch Cliff
  •  Miscellaneous Cables
  •  Litho Aluminium
  •  Copper Wire
  •  Copper Tube
  •  Mill Berry
  •  Cast Aluminium
  •  Aluminium Cuttings
  •  Aluminium Wheels
  •  Aluminium Cans
  •  And many more...

Other Materials

  •  Household Cable
  •  Pluggy Cable
  •  SWA Cable
  •  Motors
  •  Armatures
  •  Rotors
  •  Zorba
  •  And many more...

We are always happy to discuss your material and if it is not listed above please contact us for a quotation.




Quality Control

Metal Interests Ltd has a very detailed quality control manual and training matrix.

We are very proud to be one of the first companies in the UK to receive AQSIQ certification for supply of all non-ferrous metals to China, which we have held since 2004.

Wherever required to do so we provide Independent Assayers for the verification of quality for export material.

We operate within the current legislative requirements regarding processing of metals and Health and Safety. Every effort is made to minimise any negative impact on the environment.




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Metal Interests Limited
3b Spur Road
Quarry Lane Industrial Estate
West Sussex
PO19 8PR

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+44 (0) 1243 789 977
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