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Thamesdown Recycling prides itself on a positive reputation with its customers and owner Jeremy Freeth now has family involvement too.

Thamesdown Recycling is now more than ever a family business, according to Jeremy Freeth, who has his two daughters now working at the company’s recycling centre near Swindon. And, with investment in a new baler facilitating expansion and reducing added labour costs, Mr Freeth is hoping to relinquish some responsibility in the coming years. Thamesdown Recycling has been a business that has filled Mr Freeth with pride for many years. It is based alongside green countryside near Cricklade, where he both works and lives, with his family home adjacent to the site. Mr Freeth, who has over three decades worth of experience in the recycling industry, explains he has lived in the area all of his life, and so too did his father and grandfather.

As for the future, Mr Freeth says his two daughters Rose and Georgina have joined the business, one working in sales and marketing and the other on systems. “They seem to be thoroughly enjoying it, which I didn’t really expect,” Mr Freeth explains. “Because I didn’t push them, one was working for a clay pigeon shooting company and the other for a building society and both decided to come back.” He continues: “And I’ve got some good young guys who have worked their way up through the ranks of the company, one who was a lorry driver and looks after transport, and the other on forktruck and who is now looking after all the commodities. So that makes me feel like we can move forward in a good way.”

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