About Us
At ATG Group

we restore land that is contaminated and/or unstable. We are one of the most experienced and dynamic companies in the environmental services sector, offering tailored solutions to environmental and waste challenges. Through our own teams or partnerships, we serve customers in Ireland, the UK and Central and Eastern Europe, specifically Latvia, Hungary and Romania. 

ATG Group was established in Northern Ireland in 2006 with the vision to design and develop innovative, environmentally friendly solutions for the decontamination of sites. The essence of ATG Group’s solutions is a detailed analysis and diagnosis of each challenge followed by a bespoke remediation plan. Wherever possible our solutions keep materials on site, stabilising them there rather than removing them to landfill. In situations where this cannot be done, we will move the contamination to our own treatment centre to treat it there.  

The outcome of this philosophy is remediation solutions that are more cost-effective and planet-friendly, often enabling our customers to achieve the impossible, as well as contributing to their ESG goals. 

The ATG Group promise is to turn Ashes to Gold, which is demonstrated throughout the Company as well as through its own charity of this name.

ATG Group serves both residential and commercial customers. Typically, residential customers require oil and chemical spill clean-up and invasive plant eradication services. Commercial customers benefit from all the ATG services, with notable projects having been completed for: 


At ATG Group, we have a very distinctive culture based upon the Company’s Mission to be innovative leaders in environmental technologies, connecting creativity and expertise to craft a better, more sustainable world. 

We aspire to become a Certified B Corporation over time. The B Corp global community works towards reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities and the creation of more high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose. By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end, namely positive impact on their customers, employees, communities and the environment. 

We also embrace the ESG Commitments, already widely applied and reported on within the corporate sector and now extending to larger charities. ESG Commitments guide and inform an organisation in best practices in the areas of environmental sustainability, social impact and governance. For larger companies for whom ESG commitments have become core to their existence, we are able to speak the same language and support clients in achieving their ESG goals through the services we offer and the way in which we deliver them. 

Important values underpin all of this, which are: 

Innovation, Vision, Authenticity, “Yes, can do” Approach, Compassion 


The strength of the ATG Group is found in its team, a committed group of diverse individuals, sharing the common values of the Company, delivering multi-dimensional value for our clients, our communities and our planet every day. Our Head Office is found in Coleraine, Northern Ireland in the Causeway Coast and Glens region. We have sales offices across the UK and Ireland, as well as in Central and Eastern Europe. In all the ATG Group team comprises more than 50 people. 

Leadership Team
Group Managing Director
Dr Mark McKinney

Mark has over 30 years of experience in land restoration. His extensive experience encompasses large-scale site investigations and remediation projects throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as in China, Egypt, Latvia, Kenya and Nigeria. 

His education includes a PhD in Microbiology and he is recognised as one of the leading authorities for site remediation techniques in the UK and Ireland. Mark has been at the forefront of developing several innovative methods for treating hydrocarbon impacted sites and has a wealth of experience in the use of many of the industry-standard remediation technologies. Mark is also qualified to COTC NVQ Level 4 in Hazardous Waste Remediation Management. 

Before establishing the ATG Group, Mark was the Managing Director of Alpha Environmental Systems Ltd., where he led the company from a start-up in 1993 to a turnover of £5 million in 2005, while building a positive reputation in the industry and maintaining healthy profit margins. 

Mark started the ATG Group in 2006, which is now an international market leader with an annual turnover of more than £10m/€12m. 

Jacqui McKinney

Jacqui boasts over 30 years of administrative experience, with a focus on both the security and environmental sectors. Serving as our Administrative Director for more than a decade, she established efficient systems for our Admin, HR, and Accounts departments. 

Jacqui relishes special projects, one of which has been a programme offering placements to over 20 students from Northern Ireland’s universities. Impressively, five of these students secured full-time positions upon graduation. 

Group Operations Director
Scott McKinney

Scott joined ATG Group in May 2016, assuming the role of IT & Marketing Manager. Since then, he has played a pivotal role in reshaping our company’s identity. Under his leadership, ATG Group underwent a complete rebranding, which encompassed a fresh logo, a modernised website and revitalised marketing materials. Additionally, he spearheaded the transition from outdated IT systems to efficient cloud-based solutions. 

In 2019, Scott was promoted to Director, a position in which he has consistently ensured the seamless operation of our internal departments. His responsibilities include the oversight of our accounts, marketing, products and HR departments. 

Group Marketing Director
S-P O’Mahony

S-P is new to the ATG Group and brings his wealth of marketing expertise to our Company, having joined our team in March 2023. He cut his teeth professionally at British Airways, where he served in several roles over eleven years. He has been based in Central Europe since 1999, where he has been Sales & Marketing Director at Malév Hungarian Airlines and held positions as a non-executive director (marketing lead) of three social microfinance institutions in Kenya, Romania and Serbia. He also made impactful contributions as a board member (marketing lead) for one of Romania’s leading NGOs, the Margareta of Romania Royal Foundation, and served as the Chief Operating Officer of Heraldist, an international marketing agency based in Transylvania. 

He brings a pragmatic marketing approach to the Group applying the latest digital marketing strategies through his dedicated team based in Cluj, Romania. 

Environmental Director
Ciaran O'Neill

Ciaran joined the company in 2014 as our Environmental Director. Prior to joining ATG Group, Ciaran was an Environmental Manager for a large nationwide oil spill contractor in the Republic of Ireland. In this role, he gained considerable experience in project management, overseeing many small, medium and large-scale remediation projects in both the residential and commercial sectors. Throughout his career, he has worked on many successful projects across the UK, Ireland and the Isle of Man. 

Ciaran leads our project management team and is responsible for liaising with clients, contractors and relevant authorities to ensure that each remediation project is successfully concluded on time and on budget while satisfying all the parties involved. Furthermore, Ciaran upholds our company’s compliance with Health & Safety and Environmental legislation, reinforcing our commitment to responsible practices. 

Projects Director, Scotland
Cameron Pollock

Cameron joined the company in August 2016 as our Projects Director for Scotland. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Building Surveying from Glasgow Caledonian University. After graduating from university, he became a site engineer for a national construction company in Scotland. He was promoted to senior engineer and worked on several of Scotland’s largest road and rail infrastructure projects. He then gained further experience and knowledge working on several large-scale civil engineering projects, including wind farms and substation projects. His career then took an entrepreneurial turn, as he successfully started his civil engineering firm before shifting focus to the environmental and remediation sector. 

Cameron’s role in the ATG Group is to enhance the Company presence in Scotland. His efforts have resulted in successful partnerships with major clients and contractors, contributing to the growth of our business in the region. 

Projects Director, England
Duncan Sanders

Duncan joined the Company in October 2019 as our Projects Director for England. With his MSc. in Hydrogeology from Birmingham University and 30 years of experience in the industry, Duncan brings a wealth of expertise to ATG Group.  

Duncan has worked for a wide range of environmental consultants and remediation contractors across the UK and internationally. 

Duncan’s specialisation lies in groundwater remediation, and he was previously a partner in the Land Development team at Davis Langdon in London until 2012. Following this, he pursued entrepreneurship, successfully establishing multiple thriving small businesses.  

Duncan’s role in the Group is to develop and enhance the company profile in England and Wales. Leveraging his technical and business development background and extensive network, he creates new opportunities and builds collaborative partnerships. 

Charity Director
Peter Finch

Peter has been with our company since its inception in 2008. He initially started in a sales and marketing role before moving into project management, where his expertise in construction and management shone through. Over the years, Pete has successfully managed various domestic and commercial remediation projects. 

In 2021, Peter shifted gears and took on the role of leading our Ashes to Gold charity. The charity focuses on “Restoring a Life’s Purpose” and operates five projects that provide essential community and mental well-being services. They collaborate with local health providers, veteran support agencies, and addiction support services to serve all segments of our local community. 

Peter’s journey from sales and marketing to project management and now his current role in leading charitable initiatives exemplifies his unwavering commitment to making a positive impact, both within our company and the wider community.

Awards and Accreditations 

At ATG Group, our commitment to innovation, sustainability and excellence is not only a driving force behind our work but has also been recognised in the field. Our achievements mirror our dedication to creating a positive impact on the environment and the communities we serve. Explore below our awards and accreditations 


Queen’s Award 

ATG Group received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development in 2020. With a strong focus on research and development, we have invested £1.6/€1.85 million in the last five years, leading to remarkable outcomes such as diverting over 564,000 tonnes of waste from landfills and reducing over 12,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of more than 7,300 airplane seats from London to Los Angeles(1). 

Accreditations and Certifications

ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System)    

ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System) 

ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) 

Constructionline Gold Member 

Facilitiesline Gold Member 

ISAS Accredited Spill Response Contractor 

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