Grundon targeting more expansion in Bristol with new investment in its city-based sales team

February 6, 2024

Waste management firm Grundon is growing its presence in Bristol with the appointment of an award-winning sales lead and two new apprentices.

Nick Malvern, who was the firm’s Salesperson of the Year in 2023, has transferred to Bristol to lead the team after spending the past two years based out of Grundon’s base in Bishop’s Cleeve, near Cheltenham.

Nick will lead a team of three, which includes newly arrived apprentices Arthur Parfitt and Charlie Powell.

Pictured: Nick Malvern, centre, with Arthur Parfitt, left, and Charlie Powell

Both are at the start of 18-month apprenticeships with BMS Progress during which they will learn a range of business skills as well as the particulars of providing waste management services to Bristol’s business community.

Nick said: “It’s great to be part of a growing business and to be leading a team of enthusiastic, ambitious salespeople.

“This year’s going to be an exciting one for the company as we look to develop relationships with local companies who share our values for quality and reliability.

“For us, it’s about recognising the benefits of high standards of service – we’re looking for companies who want a partner in their waste management, not just a supplier of low-price services.

“I hope we can communicate our own company values and the importance for our customers of sharing those values across the spectrum of how they operate their businesses.”

Since becoming established in Bristol in 2020, Grundon has set up several key sustainability initiatives, including a depot in St Philips and introducing a £300,000 electric collection vehicle onto the city’s streets last summer.

Grundon regional sales manager Daniel Peacey added: “We’ve been developing our presence in Bristol for a while and these appointments – bringing Nick down from Bishop’s Cleeve to lead this sales drive – feels like the final piece of the jigsaw.

“Nick, Arthur and Charlie will be particularly focused on the local, smaller businesses which make up a large part of our custom alongside the larger corporate accounts.

“We’re all looking forward to seeing how they get on and we’ll be supporting the apprentices as they grow and develop.”

Grundon, which was founded in 1929, has reduced its carbon emissions by 80% since 2000 through a series of measures, including an ongoing energy self-sufficiency programme and investment in state-of-the-art technologies.

The Berkshire-headquartered firm works with customers across the South of England to provide a total waste management service for the reduction, reuse, recycling, recovering and disposal of waste.

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