ATG Group Celebrate 10 years of turning Ashes to Gold
Last Thursday, ATG Group celebrated their 10 year anniversary with an event at Causeway Enterprise Agency and their head office in Loughanhill Industrial Estate.
From humble beginnings in founder Dr Mark McKinney’s garage, ATG has proved itself to be a real success story of a local business providing employment and bringing money into the local community. It has employed 22 local people as well as developing a charity program which delivers 10% of the company’s profits to local good causes. The company has doubled in size every year since its beginning and is on course to turnover £4.6 million in 2017. ATG Group specialise in the treatment or removal of contaminated land from oil spills and chemical spills to asbestos and Japanese Knotweed. Some jobs are smaller scale such as leaks from domestic oil tanks but more frequently contractors are calling for ATG. So when Ulster Rugby’s contractor needed to eradicate an infestation of Japanese Knotweed they called upon ATG.
The event on 18th May commenced with an introduction to the company and the story of ATG followed by an informative presentation showing the larger projects and finally the vision for the future. This allowed guests to see all that ATG Group do. A reception was held in the head office afterwards where guests took place in a raffle. All proceeds went to the ATG charity ‘Ashes to Gold’ and a total of £691 was raised.
Mark McKinney, Managing Director of ATG Group with Maura Hickey, Mayor of Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council; Jayne Taggart, Chief Executive of Causeway Enterprise Agency; Anthony Newman, President of Causeway Chamber of Commerce and Karise Hutchinson, Provost of Ulster University - Coleraine Campus.
Anthony Newman, President of Causeway Chamber of Commerce pictured with Mark McKinney, Managing Director of ATG Group and staff at their 10 Year anniversary celebrations.