Shanks Group

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Shanks Group plc
Traded as LSESKS
Industry Waste management
Founded 1880
Headquarters Dunedin House, Mount Farm, Auckland Park, Milton Keynes, MK1 1BU, UK
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]

Shanks Group plc is a leading European waste management company operating in Europe and North America. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange.


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]


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


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