“We were looking for larger premises in a new, prestigious location which would meet our growth requirements and match our development as a major player in the UK waste industry. 1000 Lakeside has excellent facilities for both staff and customers, good transportation links, and an attractive location, as such it ticked all our boxes.”
Richard Scarrott, Finance and Operations Director, HIPPOWASTE
In September 2002, HIPPOWASTE chose Hampshire soil as the location from which to develop their innovative product in waste collection, the pioneering HIPPOBAG, an innovative waste disposal solution based around an incredibly tough skip bag, which is available UK wide to both retail and trade customers. Customers simply buy the bag at any leading DIY store, or direct from the company, fill it with their waste and the company will collect it for disposal, with as much as 80% of the waste recycled.
In 2006 the company received the Royal Bank of Scotland ‘Business of the Year’ award and HIPPOWASTE is now a thriving operation. The company is now a national provider of waste management solutions for business and trade users, local authorities and householders across the UK. HIPPOWASTE boasts strong credentials including several business award wins, an advisory position to the Environment Agency and partnerships with councils across the UK.
Following the exponential growth the company experienced after taking the service nationwide, HIPPOWASTE moved its headquarters to Highcross’ 1000 Lakeside office building in Portsmouth. The space at Lakeside is now the company’s head office, housing the call centre, sales and marketing, HR, transport and finance teams, with HIPPOWASTE’s warehouse operations located at a separate site in Portsmouth.
Finance and Operations Director, Richard Scarrott, said the move reflected the company’s exceptional growth over recent years: “We were looking for larger premises in a new, prestigious location which would meet our growth requirements and match our development as a major player in the UK waste industry. 1000 Lakeside has excellent facilities and an attractive location, as such it ticked all our boxes.”