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About us

About us

William Gilder started the business in 1985 as an agricultural contractor. During this time, William saw an opportunity to buy and sell used farm machinery. As the business grew he acquired his first truck, in order to offer a delivery service for the machinery he sold. Initially he drove the 10ft MAN flatbed himself, but soon needed to employ the first of many employees as business rapidly grew.

In 1989 the business relocated to one of its current locations in Gretton Fields and continued to grow and diversify into other fields, namely shunting tug and tanker hire. Acquiring more and more vehicles and equipment led to a commercial repair workshop being established at the same location.

2002 saw the formal registering of ‘William Gilder Ltd’ and in 2004 with five trucks, 20 tugs and increased sales, William employed a Transport Manager to enable him to focus on looking for new business opportunities. In 2006 the company was jointly awarded the contract to transport landfill leachate for a major landfill operator.

In 2009 as part of William Gilders on-going commitment to quality and service the company gained ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems accreditation.

In recent years the business has expanded further to include industrial services and waste treatment provisions and facilities. In addition the business has a new state of the art head office based at Teddington Hands.

Today, there are seven main areas that make up the business, with over 100 employees.

Striving for compliance excellence

For us, compliance goes beyond the standard checklists. Whether it is working to ensure our vehicles are compliant with emissions regulations or making sure our technicians work in a safe manner in line with robust policies, we are always looking to set the highest bar when it comes to our operation.

In the context of a liquid and waste transport and disposal company, operational compliance involves several key aspects. Firstly, it entails ensuring that all vehicles and drivers possess the necessary licenses, qualifications, and certifications required to legally operate.

Furthermore, compliance extends to maintaining the vehicles in a safe and roadworthy condition. Following regular inspections and maintenance protocols ensures that all our vehicles are in good working order and meet the necessary safety standards.

Compliance also encompasses proper record-keeping and documentation. Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of each transport operation, including details such as the type and quantity of materials being transported, the route taken, and the time of departure and arrival, is crucial. This information serves as evidence of our compliance and can be requested during inspections or audits.

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We also maintain high standards by having robust monitoring and reporting systems in place. Regular internal audits are conducted to identify any gaps or areas of non-compliance, allowing for timely corrective actions to be taken. Additionally, staying informed about any updates or changes in regulations is crucial, as compliance requirements may evolve over time.

By prioritising operational compliance in relation to o licence undertakings and overall adherence to regulations, a professional company like William Gilder Group ensures the safe and responsible transportation and disposal of materials while mitigating risks and maintaining a positive reputation in the industry.

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