ClearCycle provides recommerce and circular economy services for retailers. Its platform uses market data to increase financial yield on returns and overstocks, maximising the lifecycle of retail goods. The Wigan-based outfit was founded in 2016 by chief executive Richard O’Connor and works with brands such as ASDA, Carpetright, High Street TV and Swoon. It processes and refurbishes items in all categories, including technology, furniture and small electricals and employs more than 45 people.