Each month we’re taking a closer look at the areas we operate in and focusing on some of our customers, as without them our business wouldn’t be expanding at the phenomenal rate it is. For December it’s the turn of Welshpool and Newtown. We expanded to cover Mid-Wales almost three years ago thanks to our partnership with Potters Waste. Since that expansion we’ve created eight jobs locally, including drivers and loaders, and Steve our Business Development Manager for the area. A big part of Gaskells ethos is to become a part of every area and community we serve so it’s important for us to help create jobs and give something back.

Mid Wales is a beautiful part of the world with an extremely diverse range of businesses, and we’re already helping hundreds of businesses, schools, colleges and holiday parks to recycle and reduce their carbon footprint with our services which include wheelie bins, FEL coverage and Roll-on Roll-off containers.

Welshpool is the fourth largest town in Powys, and we’re delighted to be working there. One business we’re incredibly proud to work with is the team at the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway which takes passengers on a 16 mile return journey through the countryside there. It was initially built in 1903 and closed in 1956, but in 1963 was re-opened by a group of rail enthusiasts.  who re-opened the line until it became the railway you see today. Totally reliant on donations, the Light railway is fantastic for a visit, you can experience what it’s like to drive a steam train, or just have a ride on the train and watch the world go by. We provided the team there with a cost effective waste management solution, which includes regular collections and our service has also helped them reduce their carbon footprint. Our BDM Steve also pays regular visits to check everything’s up to scratch.

Over to the market town of Newtown which is the largest town in Powys. It’s got a population of about 13,000 and has a rich industrial heritage surrounded by stunning countryside. The town centre has a pretty bustling nightlife, and we’re proud to work with many of the bars and restaurants there, along with other shops on the high street to provide a sustainable and cost effective waste management solution. We’ve been working with The Granary for some time now. Access at the back of the restaurant is a bit tricky, but Steve came up with a manageable solution, has improved the service when it comes to segregation and waste collections and also has built up a strong working relationship with owner Anna.

Our spotlight on Newtown and Welshpool couldn’t end without introducing you to Steve, our Business Development Manager for the area.

Steve Jones

Steve has lived and worked in Shropshire and mid Wales for almost 30 years, and completely understands the need of a highly efficient and reliable waste management service when your business operates in a rural environment. It’s his role to ensure all customers have the best possible experience. If you’re a business in these areas and want Steve to come and see you to give you a free waste audit, and find out more about how we can help you, get in touch.