TJ celebrates as staff numbers hit an all-time high

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THREE new staff have joined an expanding waste management specialist.

Their appointments take the number of staff at recycling-to-haulage group TJ to a record 140, up by 40 in the past two years on the back of new contract wins, according to the company.

Joining the Fareham-based firm are sales representative Simon Dunsford, transport co-ordinator William Linton, and apprentice transport co-ordinator, David Millington.

John Gosling is the managing director of TJ, which has 3,000 clients in the UK, from Bournemouth in the west, to Brighton in the east and up to near Rugby in the east midlands, with the branded fleet of vehicles set to reach 100 this month.

He said: ‘Our latest three appointments reflect increased commercial demands from companies across the country, with our geographical reach now as far as near Rugby, where we are transporting aggregates as part of the £191m motorway improvement scheme at junction 19 of the M1.

‘William and David’s roles on the transport co-ordination side come as we anticipate operating 100 vehicles under the TJ brand by this September, with daily vehicle route planning from Dorset to Sussex and London to the east midlands, as well as heartland Hampshire.

‘It is our privilege to now employ 140 staff, up by 40 in the past two years alone, and we anticipate the creation of other new jobs in the future.’

Simon and David are from Fareham and William is from Emsworth. Earlier this year TJ hired several other people, including Mark Alford, Dan Lloyd and Clive Westwood.

The company operates commercial recycling centres in both Hampshire and West Sussex and also provides workplace recycling collections, skip container hire and bulk haulage services.

Earlier this summer, TJ rolled out two new commercial recycling facilities in Hampshire – Blashford sand and gravel quarry, just north of Ringwood in the Avon Valley, and Tipner, Portsmouth.

Britain’s waste management sector reportedly contributes £5.5bn to the economy, employing 140,000 people.

Government figures indicate that the cost of dealing with general and commercial waste typically accounts for four per cent of a company’s turnover.