2011 Profit Track 100
Rank: 24 Cleansing Service Group
Edgar “Bunny” Hart started this sewage-collection business in 1934 when he bought a second-hand waste tanker lorry for £5. In 1990 the business started to diversify into industrial and hazardous waste processing by acquiring niche operators. Today it services 70,000 domestic and commercial customers from 19 sites across Britain. The Hart family still owns most of the firm, which is led by Steven Pashley, Neil Richards and Brian Dollen. Recent acquisitions have helped to boost profits by 90% a year, from £504,000 in 2006 to £3.4m in 2009.
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Cleansing Service Group
|3-yr av profit growth||89.60% pa|
|Location of HQ||Southampton|
* = annualised figures
‡ = draft accounts