COMPTON AND BEEDON SCHOOLS DESIGN POSTERS FOR NEW CHILTONSKIPS.COM LORRIES

chiltonSkips.com, part of the Raymond Brown Group, invited both Compton and Beedon Primary Schools to take part in a lorry design competition for two of its newest lorries.

The children from across both schools were invited to take part in the competition by designing posters for the lorries based around the themes of recycling and sustainability.  A number of posters were submitted and the Raymond Brown directors then selected winning designs for each lorry based on their brightly coloured key messages.

On 12 March, the lorries were driven to the schools for an unveiling with the students and their parents and the winners presented with a Raymond Brown goody bag, certificate and a £10 book voucher by Councillor Jeanette Clifford, Executive Member, Transport and Countryside, West Berkshire Council and Jim Skinner from Raymond Brown.  The students were also given the opportunity to sit in their lorry and have their photos taken in it and ask the drivers questions.

Almost all of the Raymond Brown fleet of lorries have been designed by different local schools and both Beedon and Compton Primary Schools were suggested by one of the drivers’ sons, whose artwork now features proudly on the door of his father’s vehicle.

The new Volvo FL250 lorries are the latest in their kind and feature new Multilift Futura Skip Loaders, they will be used to deliver and collect skips across Oxfordshire and West Berkshire.

Alison McDonald, Director of Primaries, commented: “We were very pleased to be part of this project.  It tied in really well with our school environmental week and the children enjoyed researching ideas for their designs.  The children were thrilled to see their designs on the lorries.  Thank you to Raymond Brown for inviting us to decorate their new cabs.”

One of the Year Four students said: “I felt a little nervous at seeing my work for the first time but I was pleased with how bright and colourful it was. I will be looking out for the lorries on the road.”

 

Raymond Brown are delighted to welcome Don Coates to the business as Chief Executive Officer

Raymond Brown are delighted to announce Don Coates as the group’s new Chief Executive Officer.

The appointment is a key part of Raymond Brown’s future growth strategy, which will see Don steering the business through its growth and expansion plans.

Don commented: “Raymond Brown is a well-respected business and I am excited to be joining at a key time in the Group’s development when there are many great prospects.  I will ensure that we remain committed to our employees, customers, local communities, health and safety and improving the environment, which underpins our core values.  I look forward to supporting the senior team in leading the group through this next phase.”

Don has 30 years’ experience in manufacturing, working across a variety of sectors, and has led several businesses as CEO in both private and public company environments, including 17 years with DS Smith Plc, where his responsibilities included running the UK’s largest waste paper recycler.

Don will be working closely with Chief Operating Officer, Steve Clasby, Chief Financial Officer, Wayne Roberts, and the management team.

Steve Clasby commented: “On behalf of the Raymond Brown team, I would like to welcome Don, who we are thrilled to have on board.  I very much look forward to working with Don to make the most of the opportunities ahead as we continue our success into the future.”

Disposing of your Batteries Safely and Responsibly

Each year we throw away over 600 million batteries, but did you know that batteries are a significant risk to our health and the environment.

  • Many batteries contain harmful chemicals (particularly heavy metals such as lead, mercury, or cadmium) which can escape into and poison our environment and watercourses.
  • Car batteries contain acids which can cause burns and harm wildlife.
  • Lithium rechargeable batteries contain flammable materials under pressure which can cause fires when the battery becomes damaged. This is a significant risk on waste sites where the battery can become damaged during processing.

Please ensure that you and your family dispose of batteries safely;

  • No batteries should be put into skips, recycling bins or household waste.
  • Most large supermarkets and garages have designated collection points for batteries where you can take old batteries
  • Council household recycling centres may also have collection points for all types of batteries.
  • Some garages will recycle your car battery for you

Not only is recycling your batteries safer, it is also making a difference to the environment.

Raymond Brown gain FORS Reaccreditation

Raymond Brown are delighted to have been reassessed and reaccredited with the Bronze Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).

The FORS scheme has been set up to raise the level of quality within fleet operations across the UK and in 2017 Raymond Brown announced that the business had met the FORS bronze level requirements.

FORS reassessments take place each year and comprise of an external audit of the business processes to ensure that the company maintains the high standard of work related road risk management.

Transport Manager, Simon Webb commented: “The Raymond Brown fleet comprises of over 60 vehicles and this reaccreditation emphasises our commitment to fleet safety and environmental efficiency as well as demonstrating that we meet a recognised industry standard.”

chiltonSkips.com donate a skip to local Harwell & Hendred Youth Football Club for their fifth Summer Tournament

chiltonSkips.com were delighted to be supporting the Harwell & Hendred Youth Football Club’s (HHYFC) Tournament again this year by donating a skip for the weekend.

Last week saw the successful completion of the fifth HHYFC Summer Tournament which takes place in Westfield, Harwell.  The team pride themselves on providing a friendly, well-run tournament with lots of football http://www.hhyfc.info/index.php/hhyfc-tournament

Raymond Brown Waste Solutions appoint a new Commercial Manager

Raymond Brown Waste Solutions is pleased to announce the appointment of Iain McLean as Commercial Manager.

Iain has a strong market awareness and a firm understanding of the waste industry having worked for both Suez and Eco Food Recycling.

Adam Murnieks, Managing Director commented: “We are delighted to have appointed Iain who is a highly capable Sales and Business Development professional with a strong commercial awareness and people leadership skills.  He enjoys working with both existing and future customers to improve the overall customer experience and growing the business from inside out.”

Local Schools take part in Lorry Design Competition

Last year, chiltonSkips.com invited a number of schools in the Oxfordshire area to take part in their recycling poster competition.  chiltonSkips.com received some amazing results, of which some were chosen and printed onto brand new chiltonSkips.com lorries.  The lorries were then named after each school and taken back to the school’s playground to show the children.

To thank the schools, a canvas  print of the children with their lorry was delivered to each school.  One school we visited was Harwell Primary School (pictured), who were thrilled with their canvas.

Kristal Harwell Schools Administrator commented: “Harwell Primary School were delighted to be chosen by Raymond Brown for the skip lorry design competition. The children in Year 6 loved designing their posters. When the new lorry visited, the whole school (as well as the competition winners) were excited to see it. The canvas given to the school with a photograph of the lorry and the winners of the poster competition was a lovely surprise and very gratefully received and is now displayed for visitors to the school to see.”

Raymond Brown Waste Solutions have increased recovery rates by 10% over the last year with almost 5,000 tonnes of material going offsite for energy production.

Last year, Raymond Brown commenced a contract with Oakleaf recycling to supply residual waste to be converted into Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) for energy production.  This has, in turn, seen an average of 470 tonnes of waste per month (almost 5,000 tonnes of material in total) get converted into energy rather than sent to landfill from the A303 Materials Recovery Facility in Andover.

The continued investment and improvements to our recycling capabilities and in creating renewable fuels from the residues of our processes, ensures that we are able to recover more materials which otherwise would be lost to landfill.

Easter Eggs for all Tip & Collect Customers

Raymond Brown’s Tip & Collect Facility in Nursling is giving away free Crème Eggs to customers coming into the facility today and on Easter Saturday.

The mini skip on the weighbridge has been filled up with eggs ready for customers.

The facility is open for the tipping of inert waste and the collection of ready mixed concrete, sand and aggregates, soil and cement.

Easter opening hours are:

Thursday 13th April – Open as normal (7am to 5pm)

Easter Friday – Closed

Easter Saturday – 7am to 12noon

Easter Sunday – Closed

Easter Monday – Closed

Tuesday 18th April – Open as normal (7am to 5pm)

 

Eggs limited to one per customer, while stocks last.