Celebrating 30 years behind the wheel

10 October 2018 by CSG Press Office

A leading waste management company has congratulated one of its industrial drivers for completing 30 years behind the wheel.

Worcester-based Richard Hope joined CSG when he was 25 and says the years have just sped by.

“I had actually forgotten that the milestone date was approaching,” he said. “So I was pleasantly surprised when the HR department reminded me.”

Richard, 55, joined CSG as a ‘spare man’ covering on any vehicle that needed a driver and has worked out of the company’s depots in Evesham and Pershore. He moved on to tankers and articulated vehicles and, in his role as an industrial driver, collects oily waste from engineering companies and factories.

Regional business manager David Cashmore said: “As a company we feel it is important to reward loyalty, and 30 years’ service is a major milestone for anyone.

“Richard has been a very reliable driver, always careful to follow current driving and health and safety laws and to represent CSG in a totally positive manner.

“His flexibility is a real asset to the company, meaning he can also collect interceptor waste or bulk sewage if customer requirements vary.”

Richard added: “I have seen a lot of change over 30 years, but the things that I like about the job haven’t changed at all.

“I have a good rapport with my customers around the Gloucester and Worcester area, and they know that when I arrive the job will be done right.

“CSG are a very good company to work for. They look after their staff and as long as you do an honest day’s work they will see you right.”

Away from work, petrolhead Richard swaps eight wheels for two as he owns four classic race bikes.