We are very excited to introduce you to our brand new waste truck that has been proudly named, Uncle Tom.
In December last year, Tom Cobley from our Trade Waste team retired after spending 8 years in the business and helped grow this division of our business from the ground up. He was instrumental in getting on board with food waste collections and maintaining a great working relationship with customers. He was funny, witty and a valued member of Shorts and he will be missed greatly, so in his honour we decided to name our truck ‘Uncle Tom’.
Our Trade Waste Manager Lee, met Tom for breakfast and presented the newly named truck to him. He was delighted with this gesture and commented “I can’t think of a more appropriate way to be remembered – it could have been worse…in line with other waste vehicle names it would have been Grey Tom!”
I’m sure Tom will be enjoying retirement thoroughly and now when he’s out sipping on his cappuccinos, he can rightfully look out for his truck!