Monks waste no time driving forward with growth plans

Monks Contractors are driving forward with growth plans despite the pandemic by expanding the company’s fleet and staff numbers.

Following a recent £600,000 investment in vehicles and trailers, Monks now operate one of the largest waste haulage fleets in Lancashire.

To support the increased scale of operations staff numbers are increasing, with a new Transport Assistant having recently joined the team of 70. Recruitment continues with the company offering opportunities for HGV Class 1 drivers, a new HSEQ Manager position and a Business Development Manager role.

Expansion plans are supported by recent contract award successes, which include being appointed by Lancashire Renewables to provide 30 new waste disposal and recycling vehicles. 

Chris Monk, managing director of Monks Contractors, said: “Since the onset of Covid-19 the waste management industry, like many others, has faced significant challenges – none less than the temporary closure of Household Waste Recycling Centres during the first lockdown.

“Our sector has worked together to introduce safety measures and I’m glad to say 100 percent of our fleet is now back on the roads, and we’re adding to it.

“Despite the pandemic waste continues to be created and needs to be moved – and we’re focused on driving forward by growing our capacity to meet that demand.”

Monks Contractors support around 90 clients across the north of the UK, providing waste haulage, plant hire and drainage services.