In 2003 HIPPO started out as a small local business, collecting their distinctive yellow bags in the southern counties. Since then they have grown into one of the countrys most respected and recognised waste brands, with products sold nationwide, through the UK’s largest DIY retailers and online.
This week, HIPPO Managing Director Gareth Lloyd-Jones and company mascot ‘Harry the HIPPO’, went with driver Lee Beauchamp to complete the collection and hand over the HIPPO Hamper to the lucky millionth customers Steve and Sara Trapp in Guildford. Steve and Sara were surprised and delighted when HIPPO called to give them the good news.
“It’s a pleasure to be named HIPPO’s Millionth HIPPOBAG Collection customer, we’re absolutely thrilled. We chose a HIPPOBAG as we’re in the process of moving house, and find them perfect for having a clear out.
We’ve already used HIPPO twice this year to clear our garden and house ready for our move and every time the service has been excellent. A HIPPOBAG is far more flexible than a skip - we particularly like the way we can store them until we’re ready to use them and simply contact HIPPO when they’re ready for collection. We’ll be taking a HIPPOBAG with us to our new property and will definitely use HIPPO again.”
There have been celebrations as well at HIPPO Head Office, with a ‘Millionth Collection’ celebratory buffet and baking competition and certificates for Driver Lee and Senior Contact Centre Administrator Beverley Downer, who took the call and booked the millionth collection.
HIPPO managing director, Gareth Lloyd Jones said “We’re delighted to be sharing our success with Steve and Sara and of course wish them well in their new home. It’s staggering to think that HIPPO has achieved this astonishing milestone of 1,000,000 collections, it’s a wonderful reflection of all the hard work and dedication of my colleagues in making HIPPO’s green dream a reality. HIPPO’s vision was to provide our customers with a simple, convenient and efficient waste collection service that would maximise the potential for the rubbish they were disposing of to be recycled rather than go to landfill, I think today we can confidently say we’ve achieved that!”
For more information about HIPPO please go to www.hippobag.co.uk