Established in 1988

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About Us

Ace Liftaway was established in 1988 by Philip and Melanie Liddell. They started with one truck and eight mini skips. Over a period of time the waste fleet has grown to various different vehicles including Skip Loaders, Roll On/Roll Off Vehicles, Tipper Grab Loaders, Tippers, Tractor Units and Trailers and Compactor Trucks. We have over 1500 skips of various sizes on hire in the south of Hampshire. We are based in Romsey and operate throughout Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset.

Phillip Liddell

In 1996 Ace Liftaway Sanitation Services was established to complement the existing skip hire business. In 2013 Ace Liftaway’s directors, Philip and Melanie Liddell, celebrated their 25th anniversary in business and this has coincided with the rebranding of Ace Liftaway Sanitation Services to Ace Loos. Since then the business has grown and we are able to offer a range of portable toilets and various sanitation units for every application, including our range of VIP luxury portable toilets. These units are the best available on the market and are supported by dedicated and professional staff.

In 2002 we moved from our Braishfield Premises to Yokesford Hill Industrial Estate, at Belbins, Romsey. Here we have been able to build the most technically advanced Waste Recycling and Processing Facility. With this new facility we are able to recycle 90% of all waste brought into Yokesford Hill, producing recycled aggregates to a consistent quality which allows re-use back into construction and civil engineering.

Ace Liftaway are continuing to grow and expand the company, training the staff is essential to the company’s future. Various apprenticeships are ongoing within the various departments, from Truck Fitters and Plant and Machinery Fitters to HGV Drivers. Managing Director, Philip Liddell, believes that the future of Ace Liftaway lies in the young people we train today.

In 2014 new government legislation saw that all HGV Drivers completed 35 hours of training in order to gain their CPC, ensuring that they are safe to drive on the public highway.

The recycling staff completed an NVQ2 in waste management, enabling them to have a greater understanding of our sector within waste management and recycling. Last year in total over 75% members of staff were trained alongside their work in some way.


  • Health & Safety

    All new staff, however experienced, undergo a rigorous training programme. Further on road and site development continues until we are confident that the staff member is competent enough to operate alone, even at this stage training and driver assessment is ongoing. All staff are uniformed and wear appropriate PPE at all times.

  • Communication

    The call centre is staffed by full time professional staff who build a relationship with our customers in order to understand their individual needs and requirements. Our call centre and vehicles are all equipped with two-way radios which allowing staff to provide estimated times of arrival, half an hour or an hour notice of arrival and to re-route a vehicle in cases of emergency.

  • Security

    Here at Ace Liftaway data protection is a priority. We comply in full with the Data Protection Act at all times. The information you give us will only be used to fulfil your order. We will not sell, rent or exchange your information to any other organisations.

  • Meet the Team

  • Philip Liddell

    Managing Director
    Philip Liddell believes in constant reinvestment into his businesses to ensure that equipment, products and services are always being enhanced. 2013 saw Philip’s 25th Anniversary in business and he is still focused and determined to develop and move forward within the industry as evidenced in the new, rebranded Ace Loos. Philip has a committed investment in Euro 6 trucks and Tier 4i machines.
  • Gordon Harrison

    Transport Manager
    After obtaining his HGV Licence, Gordon Harrison joined the team as an HGV Driver in July 2002. He progressively worked his way up through the company, achieved his National CPC in Road Haulage, became Driver Supervisor in 2004 and Transport Manager shortly after. After working in Amesbury for a Distribution Company as Operations Manager, Gordon returned to Ace Liftaway in 2013 and recently filled the boots of Transport Manager again in February 2015.
  • Ceri Salter

    Financial Controller
    Ceri Salter joined Ace Liftaway in 2002 and since then has undertaken training on bookkeeping, Sage software and AAT. In 2007 she was promoted to Financial Controller.

    Ceri is responsible for the day to day running of the Accounts Department and overseeing the company finances.
  • Hannah Hughes

    Sales Manager
    Hannah joined Ace Liftaway in October 2002 having previously worked as a wedding co-ordinator at the White Horse Hotel in Romsey for six years.

    After starting work on the Control Desk, she then went on to become Control Office Manager. Hannah now works full-time as the head of the Sales and Customer Service Department. She is always searching for new customers and jobs within the area whilst looking after our existing customers. In 2011 Hannah completed her BA Hons Business Degree which she studied alongside work for four years.

  • Russell Delves

    Recycling Manager
    Before joining the team Russell worked as a labourer. His first role at Ace Liftaway in 2003 was on the picking station, where he separated the various different materials. Since this time, Russell has progressively worked his way up through plant and machine operator and Production Controller. Russell now manages the Recycling Department after having obtained numerous qualifications during his time at Ace Liftaway, including: Wamitab (COTC) NVQ level 4 in waste management operations and managing transfer of hazardous waste, NEBOSH – Certificate in occupational health and safety as well as an NVQ Diploma in plant operations.
Family owned Ace Liftaway Ltd was established in 1988 by Philip and Melanie Liddell. In 2013 they have celebrated 25 years within the waste industry with a company which provides skips, roll-on/roll offs, grab lorries, tippers, tractor units and trailers, wheelie bins across Hampshire and Dorset.

As a result of the state of the art recycling plant which was installed at Yokesford Hill in 2008 they are also able to offer a wide variety of recycled products, ie, soils and various graded aggregates.

Whatever your waste requirements, Ace Liftaway are sure to cater for them.
  • 1988
    Started with 1 mini truck and 8 mini skips
  • 1991
    First Web Extra Reach TA7 operated
  • 2000
    Expanded into roll on roll off vehicles and containers
  • 2002
    Relocated to Yokesford Hill & built a waste recycling and processing facility
  • 2007
    Applied and were granted planning permission to build the next generation waste recycling and grading facility
  • 2008
    Invested over 3.5 million in installing the waste recycling and grading facility
  • 2011
    New logo design unveiled
  • 2013
    Ace Liftaway Sanitation Services rebranded Ace Loos
  • 2013
    Ace Liftaway celebrates its 25th Anniversary in business
  • 2014
    Ace Liftaway takes delivery of first all aluminium walking floor trailer
  • 2014
    Building 3 structure completed and cladded
  • 2016
    Ace Liftaway place major order for brand new British designed and manufactured industrial Baler
  • 2016
    £375,000 Baler installed and commissioned