Raymond Brown picks up prestigious RoSPA Gold Medal Award

Raymond Brown are delighted to announce themselves as winners at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017.

The business achieved the Gold Medal (eight consecutive Golds) award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The award was achieved during a special year for family-safety charity RoSPA, as it celebrates its centenary.

Through the RoSPA Awards scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.

“This is a special year in the history of RoSPA, and we congratulate all of our winners in this, our centenary year”.

The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.

For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards

Skips donated to Barton Stacey Primary School

Raymond Brown were pleased to donate two skips to Barton Stacey Primary School in June to help them clear an area which will become a learning and discovery zone as part of their new Landscape Strategy.

The school have been working on their Landscape Strategy for a number of months and members of teaching staff, support staff, parents, governors and neighbours have all worked with the County Council to come up with a long-term plan to better utilise the school grounds.

The school has recently started to focus on one of the key areas highlighted in this project, the use of the field area formally known as the Sensory Garden or Millennium Garden. The Landscape Strategy highlighted this area as a potential outdoor learning and discovery zone. Their long-term vision for the area is to make it a usable space for learning in a variety of curriculum areas with resources that enhance discovery and hands on learning and which also sit comfortably with the natural environment and natural strengths that our school grounds provide.

Raymond Brown were delighted to offer their support in the form of skips to ensure that the school could clear the area in preparation as they progress with their outdoor learning and discovery zones.

Raymond Brown Commence Residual Waste Diverted for RDF Processing

Raymond Brown Waste Solutions has commenced a new contract with Oakleaf Recycling to supply over 3,000 tonnes of our residual waste which they will convert into Refuse Derived Fuel for energy production. Raymond Brown is proud to be one of the first customers for Oakleaf’s new state-of-the-art recovery facility, near Heathrow airport.

The resulting deal comes as the landfill tax charge in England was raised to £86.10 on 1st April 2017 and will rise again next year to £88.95. When adding in landfill gate fees and transport costs, this has driven disposal costs over recent years to levels in excess of £110 per tonne.

Over the years, Raymond Brown have invested heavily into our recycling capabilities to maximise recovery rates and minimise the volumes of waste sent to landfill. This new agreement is anticipated to half those volumes sent to landfill in 2017-18 from our A303 Materials Recovery facility.

Adam Murnieks, Managing Director commented: “This is a huge step forward towards our vision of achieving zero waste to landfill. We will continue maximising the opportunities to increase the volumes of residual waste which we can divert for RDF processing, so that we can maximise recycling rates for our customers and mitigate the impacts of rising landfill costs.”

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.

Raymond Brown achieve Investors in People Accreditation

Raymond Brown has been recognised for the way it supports and develops its staff with the UK’s leading people management standard, the Investors in People Accreditation.

Investors in People is the UK’s most successful framework for business improvement through people management. Raymond Brown was recognised for its commitment to attracting, retaining and nurturing good people, with assessors specifically highlighting directors’ efforts to build an open and transparent culture.

For Raymond Brown, the accolade represents a commitment to developing, supporting and motivating of their colleagues, tying in with their ‘Great Place to Work’ initiative.

Raymond Brown are making tangible improvements as part of their ‘Great Place to Work’ initiative which is currently being rolled out across the business and their 230 employees. The initiative focuses on five key areas; training/development, employee engagement, leadership, employee benefits and the workplace environment. A number of developments have been made over the past six months, including implementing a flexible benefits package, a new management training programme and identifying and developing three new core values; Passion, Responsibility and Engagement.

Stuart Harris, Chief Executive commented: “The Investors in People Accreditation demonstrates a great workplace, an outperforming employer and a clear commitment to sustainability.

We are proud to have such a professional and talented team and we look forward to further building on our values and ensuring continuous improvement.”

The national standard is tough to achieve and awarded to just 10,345 organisations in the UK.