Com­pany fo­cused on peo­ple and the lo­cal com­mu­nity

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

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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