New Man At The Top At Waste Managers CSG

20 February 2012 by CSG

Cleansing Service Group (CSG), the Fareham-based waste management company, has named 55-year-old Neil Richards as its new managing director.

He takes over the role after managing the company’s hazardous waste treatment and recovery facility at Cadishead, Manchester, for 10 years. During this time he oversaw a multi-million pound technology investment programme, commissioned award-winning new waste recovery techniques and transformed the loss-making operation into the group’s leading profit centre.

He will also retain responsibility for the group’s high profile specialist print industry waste management company J & G Environmental which is the market leader in its sector.

Mr Richards’ appointment comes at a time when CSG is reporting uninterrupted year on year increases in turnover and profits from its UK-wide activities which include a wide portfolio of waste management services ranging from precious metal recovery and hazardous waste treatments to the collection of domestic sewage from tens of thousands of homes. 

Two years ago, the company leapt into the annual Sunday Times Profit Track listing which ranks the UK’s 100 private firms with the fastest growing profits.

The listing confirmed CSG’s reputation as one of the waste industry’s leading independent front-runners with a growing client list which includes major forecourt operators, supermarket chains, utilities, chemical companies and food producers.

CSG has a workforce of 379 employed at the company’s Fareham headquarters, Cadishead and at depots, transfer stations and treatment centres all over the country.

Mr Richards, who is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and has also worked in the steel and chemical industries, said his goal was to turn CSG into the most successful privately owned waste management company in the UK.

“The challenges facing our industry in the heavily regulated 21st century are considerable and will demand creative thinking from us to solve new waste disposal problems as they arise. I’m looking forward to leading CSG as we meet that challenge.  Our investment in new technology will continue and we have the resources, the skills and the motivated workforce to turn the goal of total waste management into reality for our customers.”