Entries by Kerry Smith

Update on Covid-19

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, the Raymond Brown Group’s priority is to ensure we keep our employees, customers and community safe as we make plans to remain as resilient as possible. In response to official guidance from the UK Government, we have modified and adapted our working practices. Our office staff are now […]

Viridor and Fortis IBA competition inspires creativity for sustainability

12 lucky Oxfordshire students have learnt about the importance of the message to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle through engaging workshops and an upcycling competition by industry partners, Fortis IBA and Viridor. The companies joined forces to creatively bring the message of sustainable construction alive to Fritwell Primary School students. They were treated to a fun and […]

Raymond Brown Quarry Products Ltd have joined the Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Raymond Brown Quarry Products is dedicated to the protection of the natural environment and improvement of biodiversity through quarrying operations.  Through this partnership, the business will be working with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to introduce nectar-rich plants to its quarries and restoration sites. “Having become aware of the collapsing bumblebee populations following a talk by […]

Behind the unique Hibernacula at Brickworth Quarry

Within the last six months, all amphibians and reptiles at Brickworth Quarry have been translocated to a dedicated space, “Area A Reptile Mitigation Area”, which includes a pond, hibernaculas and hedgerow. The area has been constructed and is being managed by Jason Martin, Quarry Manager, Karl Reed, Assistant Quarry Manager, and Mark Renault, Environmental Permitting […]

Congratulations to five employees who have gone above and beyond to demonstrate our Core Values this year

Passion, Responsibility and Engagement are the fundamental beliefs of our organisation and should form the foundations of how we perform and conduct ourselves at all times. Once again, we have this year recognised key individuals from different parts of the business who have gone above and beyond in their different job roles to demonstrate our […]

Raymond Brown Community Matters Initiative wins Institute of Quarrying South of England Best Community Engagement Project

Engagement, influence and impact reflects how we interact with our colleagues across the industry and with the communities we live and operate in.  The Institute of Quarrying Awards showcase great examples of teams working together to demonstrate the value of the quarrying industry to a wider audience. The Best Community Engagement Project Award is designed […]

Binnegar Quarry commended for MPA’s Quarries and Nature 2019 Cooper-Heyman Cup for Outstanding Restoration

Representatives from Raymond Brown Quarry Products attended the Mineral Products Association (MPA)’s ‘Quarries & Nature 2019’ Event and Restoration & Biodiversity Awards, presented by BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today presenter, Sybil Ruscoe, on Wednesday 23rd October at The Royal Society, London. The Mineral Products industry is uniquely placed to deliver biodiversity net gain, with a […]

Collard Group acquires Raymond Brown’s Waste Division

Collard Group Ltd completed the acquisition of Raymond Brown Waste Solutions (RBWS) on 18th October combining two of the biggest names in waste management in the South of England. The newly combined business now operates from nine recycling centres across five counties from Hampshire to Surrey, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. The enlarged Collard Group will […]

Raymond Brown Reaccredited with Bronze FORS

Raymond Brown are proud to have successfully met the assessment criteria to be reaccredited with the Bronze Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). The FORS Bronze accreditation confirms that an operator employs good practice and complies with the requirements laid out by the FORS Standard.  This includes demonstrating dedication to driver and vehicle safety, combined with […]

Raymond Brown handed RoSPA President’s (10 consecutive Golds) Award for health and safety practices

Raymond Brown has been handed a prestigious award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping our staff and subcontractors get home safely at the end of the working day. Raymond Brown has achieved a President’s (10 consecutive Golds) in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the […]