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.

brownSkips.com partners with AnyJunk to provide new Man and Van Hire Service

brownSkips.com has partnered with the UK’s largest junk removal company, AnyJunk, to be able to offer our customers eco-friendly and efficient man and van rubbish removal.  Like us, AnyJunk currently operate with at least a 90% landfill diversion and have a five star rating on Trustpilot.

Tarun Nayyar from AnyJunk commented: “We’re pleased to be partnering with Raymond Brown who are a very well established provider in the industry.  Our partnership means that we’ll be able to deliver the same great service they currently provide to their customers but through our man & van bulky waste network. I believe our model will complement Raymond Brown’s current offering as we will be able to collect waste in a quick, easy and green way where skips isn’t necessarily the best option.”

You can book online or obtain a quote from them by clicking here.

brownSkips.com Investment in Skips

brownSkips.com has recently invested in a number of brand new skips as well as refurbishing our existing skips to meet recent business demand across Hampshire and Berkshire.

The skips will be branded at our Nursling Recycling Facility and distributed within the local market.

This investment will enable us to meet the increased demand for our skips from domestic, construction, commercial and industrial markets.

Raymond Brown’s Fourth Lorry branded at Cart Marking Ceremony in London

One of Raymond Brown’s newest Grab Lorries was branded yesterday at the traditional Cart Marking Ceremony in the City of London.  The lorry, which was designed by Foxhills Junior School in Southampton was driven by Mark Attwood and is the fourth Raymond Brown lorry to have been branded in the annual ceremony.

This year the Carmen will celebrated their 501st anniversary and the annual Cart Marking Ceremony took place in Guildhall Yard commencing at 10.35am on Wednesday 18th July 2018. Vehicles were marked between the Master Carmen, Patrick Marsland-Roberts TD, The Rt.Hon The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Charles Bowman and the Master Glover, Alvin Seth-Smith.

The ancient tradition of cart marking dates back to the 16th century when all carts operating in the City of London were required to pay five shillings for the right to ply for hire in the City and have their axles branded – an early form of vehicle licensing.

brownSkips.com attends Thruxton Truxx Factor 2018

Driver, Mark Gale attended the 2018 Truxx Factor Truck Show on 7 and 8 July 2018.

The Truxx Factor Truck Show is an established family friendly weekend festival which takes place at Thruxton Motorsport Centre.

Mark represents the company at the show each year and took his Roman Way Primary School lorry with him, one of the newest and most colourful lorries in the fleet.

brownSkips.com attends South Coast Smile Wheels Show

Driver, Mark Gale attended the 2018 South Coast Smile Wheels Show on 23 and 24 June this year.

The show takes place at at Highbridge Farm in Otterbourne and is a large family event with a range of cars, bikes, trucks and stalls.  The show fundraises money for the children at Southampton General Hospital and the neonatal unit at Princess Anne by raising gifts and money.

Mark, who frequently attends wheel shows, took the Roman Way Primary School lorry with him this year which is one of the newest and most colourful lorries in the fleet.

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.”

Jason Lester is announced as a Finalist for the Safety and Health Practitioner Biggest Impact Award 2018

Jason Lester, Raymond Brown Waste Solutions HSQE Advisor has been announced as a finalist for the Safety and Health Practitioner (SHP) 2018’s Biggest Impact Award.

The awards are an annual event to celebrate individuals who have demonstrate excellence in their roles.  This category was open to anyone based in the UK and has recently (within the last 18 months) moved to the health and safety profession from another industry.  A long list of nominees were received and a panel of industry experts selected Jason as one of six finalists.

Jason moved into a health, safety and environmental Advisor’s role in September 2017, previously he managing the Chilton Recycling Facility. In this time he has re-written the Health & Safety and Environmental Manuals and management systems and passed his NEBOSH National General Certificate qualification. He has completed the ROSPA health and safety nomination and gained a 2018 gold award for the company.

For more information, please visit the SHP website: https://www.shponline.co.uk/finalists-announced-for-shp-biggest-impact-award-2018/

Raymond Brown Take New Lorry to Romsey Primary School

Raymond Brown visited Romsey Primary School with their new sign written grab lorry. The children from Romsey School took part in the latest lorry competition with Raymond Brown to design posters around recycling and the winning children were given certificates and goody bags for their efforts in taking part and were also able to sit in the lorry cab.

Sarai Bunting from Romsey school quoted: “The children at Romsey Primary School were delighted to be involved in the competition for Raymond Brown’s recycling lorries.. The successful designers were thrilled to be presented with very generous goody bags by Managing Director Adam Murnieks and even more excited to see the lorry and be photographed inside the cab! The children learnt about the importance of recycling and how Raymond Brown are addressing the issue, especially through educating children through their links with local schools.

All of the children at Romsey Primary School are eagerly looking out for the lorry on Romsey’s roads, and give a huge thumbs up for Raymond Brown’s initiative!”