This month’s Flexspace client focus (where we take a look at one of our amazing tenants) takes a look at Vision Waste who provide waste management across the UK from their base in Scotland. We asked Amy Martin, Vision Waste’s Account Manager, to tell us a little about themselves.
We are a national reactive waste management company operating across the UK. We have three main services that we offer:
Working with a mixture of private and commercial clients, we have a group of drivers who crisscross the country sorting out people’s mess. Think of it as a bit like Winston Wolfe (the character from Pulp Fiction played by Harvey Keitel) but without the sharp suits dress code. We make waste problems disappear!
Vision didn’t start out commercial life organising waste management but like all good, entrepreneurial companies, we spotted a gap in the marketplace and decided to reposition ourselves.
Our earlier incarnation was as a cleaning company, specialising in new builds (post construction, pre moving in) and offices.
Amy continues, ‘since we’ve moved into the waste management arena, we’ve never looked back. Up to 97% of our material is recycled which is obviously good for the environment. We have a recognised list of disposal sites and waste transfer stations across the UK, which our eight drivers use. Essentially our selling point is that we’re very customer focused. So when someone gets in touch to report some fly tipping (its invariably a council), we’re there to collect and dispose of as quickly as we can’.
‘Interestingly, Vision’s and Flexspace’s history is somewhat entwined’ says Amy. ‘We were a tenant of Flexspace about 12 years ago, then we left for a short time. We then reappeared again, relocating to our current location – where we’ve been ever since. Our current unit suits us just fine. We have a flexible unit at a good price, with access to the UK’s transport networks. We certainly have no plans to move again’.
One of the most exciting aspects of Vison’s work concerns Anaerobic Digestion Facility Processes (ADFP). ADFP is a collection of processes by which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. This process is used for both industrial and domestic purposes to manage waste or to produce fuels. In our case, we take waste products to create fuel for power, with the added bonus of creating a fertiliser, which we can sell.
So any CAT3 food (unsuitable for human consumption) we can collect. Not just removing the problem, but actually producing something good from it, in the form of energy and fertiliser. So you could say our service, whilst not performing miracles, certainly performs a type of magical alchemy!
The Flexspace staff are amazing, they’re very professional and always happy to help when required. It’s a very pleasant and enjoyable place to work and it’s got such great transportation links. We have been given good rates for the size of office we have and as the business grows, we have the ability to grow with it by increasing our office space as required.
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Flexspace have helped me turn my little dream into a profitable reality! Being a small business owner looking for premises can sometimes be daunting but Loraine and the Flexspace team helped me with every step in finding the perfect solution for my business and I couldn’t be more grateful.
The team go above and beyond to look after their tenants and nothing is every too much trouble. Premises are clean, well maintained and I always feel extremely safe when I’m at work even on those dark winter nights! I have highly recommended Flexspace to fellow business owners – a hidden gem in Peterborough!
Our offices in Blackpool are easily accessible for the people we support, some of whom are in wheelchairs, there is a ramp to the entrance door and disabled facilities. Our offices are nicely decorated, comfortable and affordable.
Our Area Manager is very helpful and readily available should we have any queries or problems. The public areas are kept clean, safe and presentable. She goes over and above the call of duty for the clients.
I have enjoyed renting from Flexspace for the last 3 years and hopefully will be there for a good few years to come. Found the staff very helpful and easy to get on with.
Excellent service, the Centre team are happy to assist with meeting rooms at short notice. They ensure that repairs are carried out quickly. I needed several new sockets in my room and these were provided very quickly with no inconvenience to myself.
The staff are friendly, professional and knowledgeable and nothing is ever a problem.
Flexspace Dunfermline has had a big impact on the growth of my business over the last 3 years. Offering the ability to offer in-house training to clients with the use of the meeting room facilities. The team always ensure that the rooms are set up to the exact requirements I need to deliver the training to my clients. From equipment set up to the supply of refreshments to my delegates.
Having a dedicated team onsite that are always on hand to assist with anything from reception to administration is a real benefit to my business. The staff are always very approachable and nothing is ever too much for them when I ask for their assistance.
RDM Group has occupied buildings on the Bilton Industrial Estate for over 22 years and we have seen many owners in our time. In 2007 ‘Flexspace’ acquired the estate and through their resident manager, we have seen a dramatic improvement in the overall operation of the estate together with a continual investment and improvement program into the buildings, security and facilities which makes the estate an extremely good place for our company to be located.
Big thanks to you and Alan for your efficient handling of the whole process.
Many thanks for your support in our move into new office space, everything has been really smooth and easy even down to ensuring locks were changed and secure.
The facilities are excellent and spotlessly clean throughout and it’s so helpful for us to have access to additional rooms for booking for training events when we need it. We are so glad we made the move into a really pleasant and well maintained working environment.