Core Value Award Winners 2022

Passion, Responsibility and Engagement are our three core values and should form the foundations of how we perform and conduct ourselves across the business at all times:

Passion – Having enthusiasm for our business and everything we do;
Responsibility – Our success is only achieved by protecting our people and the environment;
Engagement – Seeking good ideas from our people and the local community.

In our recent Staff Surveys, we asked employees to nominate colleagues who they felt had gone above and beyond this year in demonstrating our core values. Thank you to all who took the time to take part in the surveys, the feedback from them will be announced in early 2023 but we are pleased to announce the following as winners of our Core Value Awards this year. Well done to each of these employees on their hard work and on making such a positive impact with their colleagues over the last year. We have included some comments below from colleagues at the time of nominating:

Overall Winner – Jordan Reynolds, Technical Operative
Jordan has been with the business since 2020 and it is clear he has already made a positive impact with his colleagues he is ambitious, passionate about both his role and the business and goes above and beyond when it comes to being responsible. Jordan received a number of nominations across all three of our core values.

Passion – Darryn Saunders, Purchase Ledger Clerk
Darryn has worked for the Raymond Brown Finance Team for seven years. Darryn is clearly passionate about his work and colleagues have nominated him for going above and beyond and being helpful and approachable.

Responsibility – Sean Bunting, Site Manager (Calvert IBA Processing Facility)
Sean has been with the business since 2020 when he joined to manage the Calvert IBA Processing Facility. Sean had a number of nominations and is held in high regard by his site team.

Engagement – Tom Weeks, Sales Manager
Tom has worked for the business for almost ten years and previously won the award for Passion in 2017 so it is great to see him nominated again. Tom started with the business as Trainee Sales Representative in 2013 and has progressed to Sales Manager, working closely with Colin Bolam.

Raymond Brown Group Stop for Safety Event

All Raymond Brown Group sites took part in a “Stop for Safety” event for two hours on Monday 4th October.

The event was an opportunity to get all our employees thinking and talking to each other about the hazards and risks we face daily, control measures we have in place and any improvements we can make.

Steven Laight, HSQE Manager commented: “Thank you to all the site teams for their participation and input and for working together to bring on the improvements suggested during the event.”

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.

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.

New Viewing Platform at Binnegar Quarry

Binnegar Quarry now has its own dedicated visitor footpath and area, thanks to the quarry team building a new viewing platform.

Binnegar’s quarry team have built a wooden decked platform with hand rails and information boards so that visitors can learn about and see the entire quarry operations in action.

Quarry Manager Simon Pinto, said: “Binnegar is such a stunning site and we wanted to build a viewing platform here because of the great views this spot has over the quarry.   

Should any community groups or local residents wish to visit our site, please do not hesitate to contact us so we can book you in for a tour.”

Photo: Councillor Cherry Brooks and local resident, Ian join Operations Manager, Marcus Dredge and Quarry Manager, Simon Pinto on the new viewing platform.