Tardis receives recognition and an award

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Growth and profitability

A few days ago, a large directory and accompanying letter arrived at Tardis HQ, informing us that we have been included in the 2017 London Stock Exchange Group directory of 1000 companies to inspire Britain. www.1000companies.com

The report shines a light on some of the UK’s most vibrant companies who have shown growth and profitability in a difficult economy.

Rather than blow our own trumpet, here’s a few words from those who contributed to the preamble of the directory:

The Rt Honorable Theresa May MP
I welcome the LSEG’s focus in this publication on the UK’s fastest growing and most dynamic businesses”.

Xavier Rolet KBE.  CEO London Stock Exchange Group

“ These companies are our greatest prospect for building a resilient and productive economy that works for everyone.”
· We observe from the report that 35%, over a third of this year’s companies come from the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine regions.

  • SME’s constitute 99.9% of businesses, employ 60% of people in the private sector and have a combined turnover of £ 1.8 trillion, 47% of all private sector turnover.
  • 60% of annual revenue growth was in the Midlands.

Figures aside, we and our customers know, that Tardis Environmental was built on the hard work of a few individuals 26 years ago.

Yes, we celebrated a quarter of a century in business in 2016 from humble beginnings  working from a small yard in Willenhall and have grown to employ over a hundred people, operating a large modern fleet of commercial vehicles, providing a comprehensive range of services from currently 9 branches (more in the planning stage).

There are no hard and fast secrets to success. Just lots of hard work and determination to be the best.

London stock exchange group award

Awarded to Tardis Environmental 1000 companies to inspire Britain

Keeping a finger on the pulse of the market, moving with the times, introducing new products and services to meet the demands of the relevant market sector.

A classic example of that being our H2O on site arm of the business which deals with bulk water and many associated services such as water testing, deep cleansing and chlorination, lab reporting etc.

Our fleet has grown as well as our staff compliment to meet the needs of our client base and our depots are strategically placed, the latest being at the busy port of Avonmouth near Bristol.

Indeed, Tardis is delighted with the recognition the entry in this directory offers, but we’ll not be resting on our laurels. Here’s to the next quarter century.

Love Your Garden ? Yes we do

At last we can tell everyone…

A few weeks ago, the people at Spun Gold Television asked if we could loan them a couple of portable toilets for use on the set of an episode of Love your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh.

Love your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh

Screen cap fro ITV’s Love your Garden transmitted July 5th 2017

Naturally we said yes, especially when we learned it was a good cause.

Identical twin sisters Rita and Betty who live in Salford have spent much of their lives devoting time to community causes and raising money to help others.

Love your Garden

Betty, Alan and Rita or is it Rita, Alan and Betty ?

They were packed off on holiday and like it or not, Alan Titchmarsh, David Domoney and Katie Rushworth  were coming round to give their garden a jolly good making over.

We sent two spanking new toilets up to Salford on a rainy Wednesday and the associate producer gave us the nod when things would be a buzziin, which was almost a week later.

We arrived to find a very busy crew tending gardens front and back and there in the midst of it all,  Alan Titchmarsh  busily presenting to camera.

And doesn’t this man make it look easy ? Once one take was finished, the director would have a quiet chat and then they might do another take, but shot from a different angle.

Then it was over the other side of the plot and up a ladder. There didn’t appear to be any reading of scripts, just Alan quietly working away.

Our Warrington service driver Teresa arrived out front to give the two toilets a quick spoodle.  As we were chatting, another familiar face came towards us filming with his phone at the same time and enquiring what we were delivering. It was co-presenter David Domoney.

Love your Garden

The talented David Domoney does something with Birch twigs

When told it was a collection and the nature of same, he commented this was something he wasn’t going to hang around for.  We did however end up on his now popular video diary.  David Domoney’s video diary

In the back garden, although were standing close to Alan, we didn’t actually get to speak with him as he was working non stop.  David on the other hand was buzzing around like a busy bee and always had a kind word for us as he passed by.

Another crew were filming him putting together a timber archway, there was so much going on.

Out back, Katie Rushworth and Alan were exchanging banter on fence restoration. Despite the busy atmosphere, everything in front of the camera was done in a calm and professional manner.

But you needn’t take our word for it, hob-nobbing with the glitterati of the gardening world.

We made our own little video of the event and were sworn to secrecy not to release any of our film until after the episode aired on ITV..

Now fortunately for us, Tardis Times our quarterly newsletter publishes early July, so we could write about the event and put a video link in and release it today, so here we are.

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But now we can talk about it. Did you see the show ?  Our toilets in the driveway ?

of course the finished garden was stunning, right down to rose bushes named Rita and Elizabeth, donated by the former Dean of Salford who knows the ladies well.

We really did enjoy being part of the action and meeting up with the crew of one of TV’s best loved garden make over shows.  If you missed it, try catch up on the ITV hub.

ink here (though this may expire) Catch up on the ITV Hub

Our little video is permanently on You Tube now.