Company focused on people and the local community
MA MICK George lorry, left, pupils from a local primary school watch their skip delivery and below the Mick George call centre operation. ICK George Limited, a company that started out with just one man and a tipper truck back in the 1970s, has grown and evolved over the years into one of our region’s most diverse and successful businesses.
Well established commercially for its comprehensive range of waste management and contracting services, the name Mick George is also synonymous with Skip Hire in consumer markets.
Their large and distinctive fleet of lorries can frequently be seen travelling our region’s roads from dawn until dusk delivering skips to businesses and households alike.
Here we take a closer look at the contribution Mick George makes to our local area and its communities. A major local employer Today there are over 250 Mick George employees working from 13 different sites throughout the region including those in Peterborough, Cambridge, Northampton, Huntingdon/st Ives and Kettering/corby where state-of-the-art transfer stations, recycling plants, tipping and waste disposal facilities are all conveniently located.
The Waste Transfer Station at Welland Road, Dogsthorpe, opened in 2009 strategically near to the quarry and landfill sites already operational in the Peterborough area.
This thriving depot handles around 20 per cent of all Mick George skip orders and is licensed to receive Household, Industrial and Commercial waste achieving recycling rates in excess of 85 per cent and helping to divert waste from landfill - one of the company’s top priorities.
Supporting community projects
Mick George supports community-focused initiatives across the region.
The company is a patron of the POSH Foundation, the charity working in association with Peterborough United Football Club, which aims to improve the lives of vulnerable young people of the Greater Peterborough area and the communities in which they live.
The charity is the driving force behind many worthy causes such as school literacy schemes, special coaching programmes for blind and visually impaired children, community cohesion projects to tackle anti-social behaviour and numerous regional youth soccer initiatives.
“We want to be involved with the communities in which our staff live and work and support initiatives which we believe will leave a positive and valuable legacy,” Jon Stump the Company’s Finance Director explains.
“By working with and supporting the Posh Foundation we believe we can really make a difference”.
Barry Fry, the founder of the charity and a major supporter of its work commented: “Attracting the support of a successful local business such as Mick George is a major coup for the charity and we are delighted to have them on board”.
Building a better community
Mick George has a specialist contracting division servicing a diverse clientele – from major national housebuilders to the region’s smaller builders and local tradesmen.
The company was a key supplier of demolition, groundworks and waste management services to the new flagship Peterborough City Hospital project and is involved with building better facilities and infrastructure in and around the Peterborough area such as the recently completed Junction 8 road improvements, the new St Michael’s Primary School at South Stanground, the refurbishment of the Brotherhood Shopping Park due for completion in the autumn and the £22.4 million redevelopment programme at Stanground College.
Focusing on schools and education
This spring, primary and secondary schools across Cambridgeshire are taking part in Mick George’s new “Skips for Schools Programme” in an initiative to raise funds for schools and for the POSH Foundation’s many community projects.
Mick George is providing a skip free of charge to each participating school for families to bring in their recyclable waste. Mick George Ltd. will then collect and recycle the contents converting it into cash - with the money raised being shared equally between the school and the POSH Foundation.
Children across year groups 1-9 will also enter a ‘design a skip’ art competition with members of Peterborough United’s first team and their manager Darren Ferguson picking the winning entries in May. The winning designs will then be spray painted onto the side of working skips by renowned graffiti artist Jonnie Barton in a demonstration for all to see. Jobs at Mick George Mick George is always looking for top-notch people to join our exceptional team. Visit www. mickgeorge.com/company/recruitment to see our current vacancies.
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