Thame woman becomes first female HGV driver at Bucks company

“Being a woman in a man’s world is very daunting sometimes but I am proud of where I have got myself to”
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A woman from Thame has become the first female fully-qualified HGV driver for a recycling company based in Aylesbury Vale.

Grace Miles has become the first female skip driver at Bucks Recycling Ltd.

She passed her her Class 1 HGV test on June 2, aged just 23. She has spent five years working with the company, having started as a customer service agent, and also worked as a logistics planner at the company which covers most of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Grace Miles from Bucks RecyclingGrace Miles from Bucks Recycling
Grace Miles from Bucks Recycling

Grace said: “Being a woman in a man’s world is very daunting sometimes but I am proud of where I have got myself to. All I can say is, if you don’t try, you will never know. Massive thank you to all my work colleagues, friends and family for believing in me and pushing me to do my best.”

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Bucks Recycling provides skip hire services throughout Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. The company assists residents with construction, demolition, and domestic waste.

Bucks Recycling aims to provide a high-quality waste management and waste disposal service at highly competitive rates.

Currently the business, which has been operating for over 20 years, is based at Westcott Venture Park.

Data collected by Statistica found that under 10 per cent of all HGV drivers were female. Two years ago findings from Backline Logistics found that out of 315,000 registered truck drivers in the UK, only 2,200 were female.

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