IT started with just one man and his tanker and now, 80 years on, it is still celebrating growth and success.

Cleansing Service Group (CSG), which has its headquarters in Fareham, was founded in 1934 by Hampshire’s Bunny Hart, who went into business emptying cesspits in Southampton.

Now the company has become the second-largest privately-owned industrial and domestic environmental waste management group in the UK, operating from 22 sites across the country, with a workforce of 400.

It is the UK’s market leader in the domestic sector and now empties, services and repairs more than 70,000 off-mains domestic drainage systems every year.

But the company also operates in a wide range of other sectors, including print waste management, industrial hazardous wastes, oil recovery, metals reclamation, tank cleaning and spills management.