As we are now in full swing on 2019, we wanted to share our highlights from 2018 which show our ambitions and investment to take us nicely into 2019.
We have moved up to #53 in Suffolk’s 100 largest managed and owned businesses.
Our haulage jobs have increased by 32%.
Skip hire has increased by 28% and we continue to provide services to large businesses like Sizewell and UK power networks.
We are continually investing to improve our services and become more efficient. In 2018 we got a new fleet of vehicles, two new JCB’s, two new loading shovels, two new cranes and 2 new forklifts which have super fuel efficiency to improve our impact on the environment.
New machinery – we bought a new bit of technology that uses magnets, air (wind), vibrations and trommel (like a sieve) to sort materials by size and material. This has helped us to recover more materials that we can recycle and reduce how much goes to landfill.
Our office has had a refurb and we now have a lovely office reception.
2018 saw our headcount grow by 14%. This included growth to the management team.
People are our biggest asset so investment in them is important. Four members of staff continued with their NVQs, two completed their NVQs; 1 in level 5 management and 1 in Level 3 Business Admin. We continued to invest in our training for staff with regular sessions of the highest standard.
We have implemented occupational health to improve and protect our staff’s health and mental wellbeing.
We implemented the first Apprenticeship scheme to the waste industry towards the end of the year.
We transitioned to ISO 14001 2015 which shows our high level management commitment to improving our environmental performance through efficient performance via resources, reduction of waste and gaining a competitive advantage.
Continued CMS (Competent Management System) Accreditation is a system based Standard developed by EU Skills which is approved by Defra, the EA, the Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales as a method of demonstrating technical competence of permitted waste sites.
Our local support went towards some great charities and sponsorships such as Movember, Find (Families in Need), Free Golf lessons for Juniors, EACH donations, free bins to community groups.
We have great plans for 2019 and if you want to be part of them – do get in touch!