Employee praised for top student award

15 August 2019 by CSG Press Office

A national waste management company has praised one of its employees on being named Kent’s best student by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Patrick Tamsett, a transfer station manager based at CSG’s Aylesford depot, was recognised for excellence in his studies at the University of Greenwich, where he has achieved a first class BSc in Chemistry.

The 33-year-old from Chatham was congratulated on his accomplishment by CSG’s managing director, Neil Richards.

“We have a saying in CSG, that it’s all about the people,” said Neil. “Patrick is a great example of that philosophy. He has worked incredibly hard over the past few years, managing his studies alongside a demanding workload – and excelling in both.

“The company was pleased to support Patrick’s ongoing professional development by funding his degree course, and we are delighted that his diligence has been recognised by the RSC.”

The father of two joined CSG 11 years ago qualified to HNC level, and it became clear his career progression would require him to complete a degree. In his current role he is responsible for the safe collection, storage, processing and disposal of hazardous materials.

Patrick said: “Here we receive and process a wide range of hazardous materials, so it is imperative I have the depth of understanding gained from my degree, to ensure the highest levels of safety.

“CSG gave me the opportunity to move up to this more senior role and all the training and access to higher education that I needed. The company is very supportive of ambitious staff and is always willing to invest in people.

“The senior management create a really positive environment and a high level or motivation. That’s what has allowed us to grow our team at Aylesford from 6 to 12 staff, enabling us to offer a fully comprehensive chemical disposal service.”