ATG Group, one of the UK and Ireland’s leading environmental and waste management companies are celebrating after winning the Community (Corporate Social Responsibility) Award at the 12th annual BEFTAs in Belfast on the 22nd November 2018. They also won Highly Commended in the Research and Development Project of the Year category and were finalists in the Waste Reduction Project of the Year and Family Business of the Year categories.

Richard Grundle, Eddie Mack, Alastair Christy, Scott McKinney and Ciaran O'Neill pictured at the Business Eye First Trust Bank Business Awards at the Belfast Waterfront.

The Business Eye First Trust Awards (BEFTAs) are now in their 12th year. The prestigious awards present a unique platform upon which to celebrate the successes of the best businesses within Northern Ireland.

Lauren McAuley, Carolyn Scott and Lauren McKinney pictured at the BEFTAs at the Belfast Waterfront.

ATG Group were awarded the Community (CSR) Award for their efforts with the social enterprise they founded, Ashes to Gold. ATG’s staff regularly volunteer and fundraise in the local community and promote social responsibility within their supply chain. ATG also received highly commended recognition in the R&D Project of the Year category. This was for their cutting-edge remediation technique called LockedIn®. Lastly, ATG were finalists in both the Family Business of the Year and Waste Reduction Project of the Year categories.

Ciaran O'Neill and Scott McKinney from ATG Group picking up their highly commended award for R&D project of the year

Mark McKinney, Managing Director said, “I want to thank the excellent team for all their hard work over the years. Development of these new technologies has enabled ATG to continue growing while reducing the amount of material sent to landfill. This has also enabled cost savings to our clients. Thanks to this growth, ATG has been able to invest 10% of its profits into Ashes to Gold, amounting to over £140,000 since 2016.”

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