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  1. Ellgia secures a contract with Ferrybridge Multifuel Energy Limited (FM1) that creates energy from waste

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    Ellgia Limited, an award winning recycling and waste management company, is celebrating a partnership with FM1 at Ferrybridge for a spot contract supply of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) to create energy from waste.

    Ellgia is delighted to have secured the contract for the delivery of RDF to FM1. RDF material is pre-processed at the Ellgia Scunthorpe Depot and will be used by FM1 to generate electricity. This provides a local outlet for RDF which supports Ellgia’s cradle to grave philosophy for managing waste.

    Ellgia has made a significant investment into the Scunthorpe site, acting as its main processing hub for the Ellgia Group, providing waste processes which extract valuable recycling commodities. This is achieved through numerous mechanical treatment processes that eventually turn the remaining residual waste into useable waste derived fuel.

    This offtake partnership allows Ellgia to further enhance its zero waste to landfill credentials from its major waste hub in Scunthorpe, demonstrating the commitment to moving waste up the Hierarchy. This partnership is part of Ellgia’s strategy in response to ever growing pressures on the waste and recycling industry, to provide long-term environmental and sustainable waste destinations.

    FM1 operates a £300 million multifuel plant on land owned by SSE at Ferrybridge Power Station near Knottingley in West Yorkshire. The multifuel power station produces low carbon electricity by burning waste derived fuel from various sources of processed municipal solid waste and commercial and industrial waste. FM1 has an installed electrical export capacity of 68MW  enough to power around 160,000 homes. The plant takes fuels from across Yorkshire and the wider region.

  2. International Women’s Day

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    Today, we celebrate all the women in waste, especially the team at Ellgia. We are proud to have a strong female workforce and are invested in them to progress their careers through our business.

    Ellgia challenges the idea that waste is not just a man’s world, but that woman makes a difference too. Our female staff holds a range of positions across the business, from Operations to Customer Service, Sales, and Accounts. We are grateful to have such a diverse team to carry us through the 21st century.

  3. Ellgia expands services in West Norfolk

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    Ellgia Limited, one of Cambridgeshire’s Top 100 companies, is expanding services into West Norfolk due to demands from our customers and new business opportunities.

    We are increasing wheelie bin and commercial waste services to cover King’s Lynn, Wisbech and Downham Market.

    Ellgia is a local provider of bespoke waste management and recycling solutions already servicing a number of customers in King’s Lynn, helping them divert waste away from landfill. Services and routes are expanding to facilitate additional businesses in the surrounding areas.

    With a fully compliant service that ensures best environmental practice during collection, transfer and storage of all waste streams, Ellgia also provides a digital reporting measure which can be accessed through our innovative customer portal. This delivers customers with a fully traceable duty of care audit trail.

    If you have office waste, trade waste or general waste collections, we provide free no obligation waste audit to review your current arrangements. Give us a call on 01553 611867 or email info@ellgia.co.uk for more information.

  4. Ellgia is in the Top 100 companies in Cambridgeshire

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    Ely based Ellgia was recognised in the Cambridgeshire Ltd 2017 report as one of the Top 100 Businesses in Cambridgeshire, which is compiled each year by Global Accounting and Consultancy firm Grant Thornton.

    Grant Thornton composes the report using the most recently publicised available accounts (September 2017), offering unique insight into the performance of the county’s business community. It provides financial analysis of Cambridgeshire’s 100 largest companies which are both owned and managed within Cambridgeshire.

    Ellgia was one of 22 new entrances to the award in 2017, recognised as one of the vibrant and dynamic companies contributing to the economic growth of the county. This demonstrates the success of the investment in the company over the past few years, delivering strong performance and exciting growth.

    Hazel Platt and Phil Sharpe of Grant Thornton presented Steve Crook, Managing Director of Ellgia with the award to recognise the achievement. On receiving the accolade, Steve commented “It is an honour to be recognised among the list of high-profile companies within the county. I have watched how the industry has changed over the years and we are always looking for at ways to improve and evolve with today’s competitive environment.”

  5. Welcoming Business Development Manager Dean Newton

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    Ellgia welcome highly-experienced Business Development Manager Dean Newton to the Ellgia Group and it is yet another exciting appointment to one of the regions fastest growing waste management companies.

    Dean has over 25 years commercial experience in both waste and transport industry, having held several key management positions within a number of leading waste companies, including DHL and Cleanaway.

    The new role will be responsible for contributing to Ellgia’s overall business development strategy and will play a key role in delivering the company’s ambitious growth goals as well as building on its outstanding reputation for service and high quality services to its clients.

    Joe Hemsley Rudd said “Dean’s track record, experience, and contacts in the sector are second to none and we are thrilled to have him on board. He brings with him incredibly strong knowledge and experience which will be vital as we continue our ambitious plans to grow and continue to deliver high quality services for our clients.’

    Dean has expressed, “I am very excited to be joining the dynamic and innovative team at Ellgia during an exciting time for the company. I am looking forward to meeting clients and colleagues, old and new, and working with the team in achieving its future sales and business growth targets.”

  6. Welcoming Group Marketing Specialist Emily White

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    Ellgia is delighted to welcome Emily White to the company as our Group Marketing Specialist. It’s a new key appointment within Ellgia and a sign of our commitment to the continuous improvement in our marketing, communications and brand.

    Emily will be responsible for managing all of Ellgia’s marketing activity across our sites at Ely, Scunthorpe, Prickwillow and Boston. Emily has particular passion for digital marketing, data analytics and events as well as branding and campaign management.

    She said: “I have arrived at Ellgia at a very exciting time when the company is in a state of rapid growth and ambition for continued success. I am looking forward to working closely with the leadership team to support Ellgia’s strategic goals, furthering my understanding of business operations and collaborating with the people here who contribute to Ellgia’s success.

    “I’m bringing to Ellgia my experience as a marketing manager and keen interest in digital marketing and utilising new technologies. I love to take a project or campaign from inception through to delivery, collaborating with clients, technical teams and creative agencies. I am excited to be part of this next chapter and seeing the progression of the company over the coming months and years.”

    Sales Director, Joe Hemsley-Rudd, said: “This is a very exciting time for Ellgia and we are thrilled to have Emily on board, bringing her high-calibre professionalism and enthusiasm that will help drive the business to new horizons. We already see the value of working with Emily to bring continued success to the Ellgia brand.”

    Emily has previously worked in marketing for arts organisations, the University of Cambridge and in professional services. With her Fine Art degree, added to her marketing experience, we are anticipating a certain creative flair in Emily’s work with us.

    For more information about any of your waste management and recycling needs, talk to our team on 01223 322799.

  7. Ellgia sponsors the Medium Business award at Ely Business Awards

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    Ellgia is proud sponsor of the category ‘Medium Business of the Year’ at the Ely Business Awards 2017. As previous winners of the award category in 2015, Ellgia is pleased to celebrate and support a new group of finalists from the local area.

    The Ely Business Awards will take place on Thursday 28 September in the spectacular surroundings of Ely Cathedral. Directors Joe Hemsley-Rudd and Jack Lavington will attend the awards dinner in support of the nominees.

    Jack Lavington, Operations Director, said: “The Ely Business Awards have become part of the DNA of the City, celebrating the district’s leading companies and entrepreneurs. We hold great value in the event, with success in four categories back in 2015, and we are still grateful for the continued support of the Ely Business Awards today.”

  8. Welcoming our new General Manager, Gareth Marshall

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    Ellgia is welcoming Gareth Marshall to the company as our new General Manager. With more than 16 years’ experience in the waste management industry, Gareth is taking over the role after the retirement of our previous General Manager.

    He will be responsible for running three depots at Ely, Prickwillow and Boston. We are excited to have Gareth on board as he has excellent experience in the waste management industry. Previously Gareth was Operations Director for Environmental Waste Controls, where he was instrumental in helping the business move towards greater success. Before that he worked in various waste management companies throughout East Anglia, first of all in transport operations and later developing a materials facility knowledge and multi depot experience.

    Gareth said: “I can’t wait to get stuck in and be part of the great team here at Ellgia. I am already impressed with the ambition and drive of the directors. What drew me to Ellgia was the fact it is a rapidly growing, forward thinking business with an emphasis on customer friendly service. It’s a great regional service provider with an excellent reputation.

    “Ellgia has come a long way in four years and that could not have been achieved without the dedication of the staff here. I will be looking to develop the people in my team and help them to get the most out of their careers here at Ellgia.

    “I’m also looking forward to developing the skip side of the business following Ellgia’s acquisition of the Prickwillow site. There will be lots to keep me busy here!”

    Talk to our team about any of your waste management and recycling needs: 01223 322799.

  9. Wishing General Manager Ian McLees a happy retirement

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    We’re saying goodbye and wishing a happy retirement this week to our brilliant and much-loved General Manager, Ian McLees.

    Ian has been with Ellgia from the start and has helped the company to grow into the success story that it is today. His hard work, dedication and willingness to roll up his sleeves to get the job done is legendary throughout Ellgia.  We asked Ian about his time at Ellgia and wanted to share his final thoughts with you.

    The early days

    With Ian being employee number four here at Ellgia, it is fair to say he has played a vital role in the evolution of the company over the past six years.  One of the biggest changes Ian has seen during his time with Ellgia is a company that began with just a handful of employees to its large workforce today.  And very proudly, one aspect that remains consistent is the strong focus on giving the best customer service possible, nothing is ever too much.

    A favourite memory

    One of the favourite memories Ian will take with him is being part of a company that is well known and respected in the industry, something that will always make us proud.  Ian recalls previous customers contacting Ellgia directly for assistance when others had fallen short.  Back in the early days team work was especially important in order to make the business a success, even if it meant Barry (Finance Manager) Joe (Sales director) and sometimes Steve (MD) helping out with the deliveries of wheelie bins – all very hands on to get the work done!

    Wise words as we part

    Over the years, Ian has become very much a father figure within the team and will be sorely missed.  One little quirk we know we’ll miss is his 1-10 scoring system, random at times but something he’ll always be remembered for!

    As Ian bids us farewell, a few words of advice he offers is to continue doing what we do best here at Ellgia, ensuring the focus is on the customer and that the best service is always provided.

    Happy retirement

    Naturally humble, Ian didn’t want us to make a fuss when he retired – but obviously we couldn’t let him go without a decent send off. We threw him a little get together which was very enjoyable, a meal and presents to show him how much we will miss him.

    We wish Ian a very happy and relaxing retirement and hope he enjoys spending time with his family and walking his dog. He’s most certainly earned it!

  10. Ely City FC’s Ground To Be Renamed The Ellgia Stadium

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    Ely City FC’s stadium is being renamed the Ellgia Stadium as the club has struck a new long-term partnership with Ely waste and recycling company Ellgia.

    The exciting new partnership will see the stadium rebranded as the Ellgia Stadium and areas of the stadium will adopt the distinctive Ellgia green branding.

    Ely City FC`s Stadium has been known as the Unwin Ground for 30 years and  the club is entering into a promising new chapter with this partnership, to promote the club and gain more supporters to follow the Robins.

    Joe Hemsley-Rudd, Sales Director of Ellgia, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to support the club in this way. Ely City FC is an extremely ambitious club and will be targeting promotion this season. Likewise, Ellgia is a rapidly growing company and is ambitious for a partnership where we know we can grow together -– so we are proud to be providing our support.

    “As I live and work in Ely it is amazing seeing how the new leisure complex and investment is transforming that part of the city. Ely City FC form a large part of that area and I feel that Ely is a place that is on the up. I have always followed the club’s fortunes from my time playing with the club in my youth. I know how important grassroots football is and the role that clubs play in our local community. I want to see Ely City FC going from strength to strength with the backing of Ellgia.

    “Ellgia plays a very active role in the community by providing a number of waste and recycling services to businesses and households across the area.  We are very proud to support the local communities, by helping clubs and charities in many different ways to bring success.”

    Ellgia’s long term partnership in the club means that as well as renamimg the stadium, they will also become First Team shirt sponsors (front and back); Ely City will also be playing in Ellgia green for their away games; and there will be a new fixture board with Ellgia branding and multiple signage around the ground.

    However, the well-known Unwin name will be retained inside the ground. Joe Hemsley-Rudd explained: “It was very important to Ellgia and Ely City FC that the Unwin family name was retained in some way and they have been a huge part of the club`s history. So we are delighted that one of the areas around the stadium will be known as the Unwin End.”

    Paul Jeffrey, spokesman for Ely City FC, said: “We are thrilled to have on board a company like Ellgia who can see what we want to achieve and will be there to help us grow.

    “Their interest in the club is genuine and they have already been helpful with improving the grounds and discussing our shared vision. We want to develop our junior players who are coming up through the club and to aim high in terms of promotion.

    “We are, of course, grateful to the Unwin family and know what the name means to our club so we will be honouring that by retaining the name for one of the ‘ends’ at the ground.

    “We are excited to be at the start of a new era and changing the name of the ground will signal that we plan this to be a long-term and fruitful partnership with Ellgia. We want to progress as a club and, with Ellgia’s support, we can grow towards a brighter future together.”