Monks gain ISO Certification

Monks Contractors are proud to announce that we are now officially ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 registered via BM Trada.
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Two of our apprentices are now fully qualified mechanics

We are so proud to share the news that Jack and Evan have finally passed their apprenticeship after nearly 4 years.Evan and Jack's apprenticeships were both affected through COVID and caused delays in their college studies, delaying them completing their apprenticeship by nearly a year. But both boys continued and consistently worked hard and kept the end goal in sight and as a result of their hard work and dedication, have both passed and are now fully qualified Level 3 HGV Maintenance and Repair Technicians.
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Rolling back our carbon footprint

Through our partnership with Vaculug and our tyre fitment policy of only fitting retread tyres, Monks reduced our carbon footprint by 36,180 kg of CO214. In addition, all of our used tyres have a second life and are either reprocessed into a new tyre or turned into tyre crumb used in play grounds, sports fields etc
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Time to get into gear to reduce driver shortages

It’s well known that the UK faces a shortage of HGV drivers and younger people aren’t being attracted into the haulage industry. Recent factors such as Covid and Brexit have only made matters worse. However, rather than focusing on the scale of the problem, maybe the current challenges we face provide the perfect opportunity to take a turn towards a more sustainable future.
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Let’s leave Europe with our targets held high

This is not an article about Brexit – for or against. Instead, it’s thoughts on how our country’s environmental performance will stay on track after we formally leave. And what needs to happen to enable us to achieve our goals. After all, there’s more than our patriotic pride at stake here.
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2020: The year Monks went from strength to strength

You don’t need me to tell you how challenging times have been during this last nine months. No matter whether you are part of a global operation, a national brand, a regional SME or a one-man band, it’s been a tough old year for us all.
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Monks waste no time driving forward with growth plans

The foot is firmly on the gas as we drive forward with growth plans despite the pandemic by expanding our fleet and staff numbers. After a recent investment of £600,000 into new vehicles and trailers, we are proud to now own one of the largest waste haulage fleets in Lancashire.
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Lockdown or no lockdown - let’s keep waste moving

The impact of the temporary closure of Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) during lockdown earlier in the year was huge. Aspects of the waste sector practically came to a standstill and our local environments suffered. So with a UK second-wave lockdown a possibility, might the same happen again, or are we better prepared now?
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