Donation of Shingle to Awbridge Church

Raymond Brown Quarry Products Ltd were delighted to donate Awbridge Church with two tonnes of 20mm shingle from  Roke Manor Quarry in Romsey last week.  Many thanks to WH Berry & Sons for transporting it to them free of charge.
The church were delighted with the area which will be used multiple times a week by the local community.

Raymond Brown Quarry Products receives 13th consecutive RoSPA Gold Awards (President’s Award)

Raymond Brown Quarry Products have received their President’s RoSPA Award (13th consecutive Gold Awards) for working hard to ensure staff, subcontractors and suppliers get home safely to their families at the end of every working day.

Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants strive to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.

Steve Laight, HSQE Manager commented: “I am pleased to advise that Raymond Brown Quarry Products have been awarded their 13th consecutive gold award for Health & Safety performance in 2021. Well done to all our staff for their hard work in achieving this.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said: “This is a fantastic and well-deserved accomplishment. All our award entrants demonstrate their unwavering commitment and passion for keeping people safe at work. By receiving this recognition Raymond Brown Quarry Products join like-minded businesses and organisations worldwide, who represent the very best in their approach to Health and Safety. I would like to add my personal thanks for all the work that it has taken to secure this well-deserved award – congratulations to all those involved, who champion and drive up Health and Safety standards every day. You are a fantastic example to others in your sector.”

Roke Manor Quarry Mega Cell

The site team have completed the “Roke Mega Cell” in phase 5, the largest cell construction to date at Roke Manor Quarry at approximately 200km³, creating a void capacity of around 360,000 tonnes.

Raymond Brown Fleet achieves Bronze FORS Reaccreditation

We are pleased to announce that the Raymond Brown fleet has successfully been reaccredited with the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Bronze standard as a result of our continued commitment to improving the safety and efficiency of our fleet and drivers.

FORS is a voluntary nationally recognised accreditation scheme for fleet operators which aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and to demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.

The FORS Bronze accreditation emphasises our fleet safety, environmental impact and efficiency. Many thanks to Simon Webb, Transport Manager and Steven Laight, HSQE Manager for achieving our reaccreditation and all our drivers for their help in maintaining our high standards and their dedication safety and effective monitoring of efficiency.

Raymond Brown Quarry Products is awarded RoSPA Gold President’s (12 consecutive Golds) Award for health and safety achievements

Raymond Brown Quarry Products is celebrating after landing an internationally-recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards.

Raymond Brown was awarded a RoSPA Gold President’s (12 consecutive Golds) Health and Safety Award for working hard to ensure its staff, customers, clients and contractors get home safely to their families at the end of every working day.

Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.

Steven Laight, HSQE Manager, said: “The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards are recognised as being both the most prestigious and yet toughest health and safety competitions in the world. To have won our twelfth consecutive award as well as a Gold President’s Award is testament to our staff and the strong health and safety culture within our organisation.  The board, management teams and all of our employees have once again demonstrated their commitment to the highest levels of safety throughout what has been a very tough year for us all.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s achievements director, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for health and safety worldwide.

“RoSPA is very proud of the achievements of its entrants, and with this award we recognise the best of the best, those organisations that have gone the extra mile, raising the bar for the delivery of safety in the workplace. Employees, wherever they may be should be able to go to work safe in the knowledge that they will return home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. Our RoSPA Award winners are central to achieving this goal. By entering they are driving up standards and setting new safety benchmarks for organisations across the world. Currently, around 7 million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s global influence is even wider – with nearly 2000 organisations from 46 countries represented this year. I would also particularly want to thank our main sponsor NEBOSH, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for their continued support for the 16th consecutive year.”

Four Employees win Core Value Awards after being nominated by Colleagues

In the recent Raymond Brown Group of companies staff satisfaction surveys, we gave all employees the opportunity to nominate colleagues who they felt stood out over the past year by displaying our three Core Values.  A number of nominations were received from across the group, however, there were four individuals whose names stood out. We are pleased to announce the following winners of our Core Values Awards, together with just some of the comments made by their colleagues.  Each winner received a gift voucher as a thank you.

Congratulations to the following and thank you for all your hard work and commitment throughout what has been a very challenging year.

Overall Award for all Three Core Values – Stacey Brine (Business Support and Payroll Manager)

Stacey works within the Finance Team and is based at the Chandlers Ford Head Office.  She had the most number of nominations and was described as having an “amazing attitude to work and genuinely loves Raymond Brown (she has worked here for 20 years).”  Another comment by a colleague, also stated that she was “an asset to the business and should be recognized for her continuous hard work and commitment to the business.”

Passion – Anthony Randell (Site Operative) – Pictured

Anthony is a Site Operative at the Fortis Ardley IBA Processing Facility.  He was described by colleagues as having “the longest service at Ardley and still retains the same amount of passion and enthusiasm.”

Responsibility – Mark Renault (Environmental Permitting Manager)

Mark works within the Group Estates and Planning Department.  His colleagues said that his “attitude and dedication to the company is second to none” and “Mark continues to go above and beyond his work responsibilities on a daily basis and has done throughout the pandemic.”

Engagement – Mandy Frost (PA to Directors)

Mandy is based at the Chandlers Ford Head Office and works closely with the Directors and office staff.  She was described as being “always extremely helpful, flexible, forward thinking and nothing is too much trouble.”  Colleagues also said “Mandy continues to take the initiative, has good ideas to engage with the workforce and is constantly thinking about staff well being across the whole business.”


Raymond Brown goes digital with paperless ticketing

Raymond Brown have successfully rolled out a smart ticketing system as the business continues to move to more sustainable practices to reduce waste.

The new paperless process will also provide a more efficient service and improved customer service as it provides real-time tracking and live updates.  Customers will now be able to easily find all their tickets in one place at any time online and will no longer need to sign for them.  This will mean deliveries are more efficient and there will be no need for a trail of physical tickets, reducing paper consumption and wastage.

Colin Bolam, Sales Director, said: “We have implemented a smart ticketing system to make ticketing easier, safer and smarter for both our customers and staff.  By electronically generating these, we’ve also reduced administrative time spent processing them for both our ourselves and our customers and reduced the need for expensive paper trails which are damaging to the environment.  The business is also looking at other ways we can go paperless as we continuously review how we can be more sustainable and efficient in everything we do.”

Carbon Emissions Reduction Plan at Roke Manor Quarry

Raymond Brown Quarry Products recently worked with Hillside Environmental Services to provide a detailed sustainability assessment and plan to help assess the Roke Manor’s carbon emissions and the proposed quarry extension. The report formed an integral part of the recent Stanbridge Ranvilles planning application which was submitted in April and also provided a number of viable commercial opportunities to further improve the site’s environmental performance over the coming months and years. The extension proposal will also generate a range of other long-term environmental benefits such as overall biodiversity net gain, ecological enhancements and improved water management.

Hillside also identified that Raymond Brown’s Roke Manor Quarry operational carbon footprint was 27% more efficient than the industry standard. RBQP is continually seeking new operational measures and initiatives to improve the efficiency of aggregate production whilst minimising energy use and water consumption. These opportunities will be further assessed as part of the company’s Go Green committee in the future.

Binnegar Quarry moves into Phase 2B

Well done to the Binnegar Quarry team who have been working hard to ensure the site has now moved into Phase 2B (pictured above), which was felled in January of this year and is pictured with the new McCloskey S190 Screener which is performing well for the site.

Tadpoles rescued at Brickworth Quarry

Last week, Mark Renault, Environmental Permitting Manager leapt into action to rescue some tadpoles at Brickworth Quarry.  Mark captured and then released the tadpoles into a surface water body onsite, allowing them to freely swim away.

Thanks to Mark’s efforts, the tadpoles are now thriving in their new home.