Raymond Brown Waste Solutions are celebrating joining what is now one of the largest privately owned businesses in the South of England, after being acquired by R Collard Ltd.

This means an expanded customer base, operating from nine recycling centres across five counties-Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Surrey and Oxfordshire- with the opportunity to provide a larger variety of services. In addition to aggregates and skip hire, R Collard Ltd also provide demolition services, haulage, earthworks, ready-mixed concrete deliveries, commercial waste collections and more.

The acquisition coincided with R Collard’s 25th anniversary, celebrating the considerable growth of a company that Rob Collard started in 1994 as a sole trader, providing haulage services to local construction companies, and which now has over 400 employees, a combined turnover of over £50m a year, and the capacity to process over 1m tonnes of waste and recycled aggregates per annum.

Rob explains: “We’ve come a long way since we started and this major milestone is testament to the hard work and dedication of every single employee who have each, in their own way, contributed to our success. I am proud and delighted to have welcomed over 80 new employees to the business.”

Rob Collard and Adam Murnieks, RBWS MD, celebrating the merging of the two companies