Our people – Poppy Pope

Posted on: 22 May 2019

This month we meet Poppy Pope, McGrath’s Business Support Assistant, who joined us last August.

Tell us more about your role here at McGrath

My role is extremely varied, from general administration work, to talking to suppliers to assisting the Business Director with projects. I have only been here for 8 months and am really enjoying all of the different parts of my role so far – there is never time to get bored! I’m sure there will be more interesting and challenging tasks ahead too.

What brought you to McGrath?

When looking for a new role I was keen to explore working with the McGrath Group as it was a well known and established company I had previously heard of. I was working at a basement construction company prior to this role so I am new to the waste industry learning lots every day – I never knew rubbish could be so interesting.

 What have you learnt about the waste industry so far?

My tour around the materials recycling facility (MRF) was really very informative, learning about our automatic weighbridges and how different waste is processed before being recycled for other materials. I am now much more aware of making sure waste is disposed of properly and the impact it has on our planet since being with McGrath.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at your desk?

At the weekends I enjoy walking my dog and running to keep fit. I enjoy spending time and entertaining family and friends.

Find out more about our MRF facilities and waste collection services.