Shanks Group

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Shanks Group plc
Public
Traded as LSESKS
Industry Waste management
Founded 1880
Key people
Adrian Auer
(Group Chairman)
Peter Dilnot
(Group Chief Executive)
Revenue £670.0 million (2013)[1]
£41.3 million (2013)[1]
£35.2 million (2013)[1]
Number of employees
4,086 (2013)[1]
Website www.shanksmunicipal.co.uk

Shanks Group plc is a leading European waste management company operating in the UK, Belgium, Canada and the Netherlands. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

History[edit]

The Company was founded by Guy Shanks and Andrew McEwan in 1880 as a construction company operating primarily in the West of Scotland under the name of Shanks & McEwan.[2] In 1988 the Company acquired London Brick Landfill[3] and with it an enormous landfill capacity north of London. The Company was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1988.[2]

In the mid-1990s the Company sold its remaining construction interests to concentrate solely on waste management.[2] In 1998 the Company went on to buy four waste management companies in Belgium.[4] It changed its name to Shanks Group in 1999.[5]

In March 2000 the Company bought Waste Management Nederland B.V. in the Netherlands.[6]

In July 2004 the Company sold its UK landfill and landfill gas power assets to Terra Firma.[7]

In 2006 the Company went on to buy Smink Beheer B.V. in the Netherlands for 62m.[8]

Operations[edit]

The Company's current operations are concentrated within the following four countries:[9]

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