Passion, Responsibility and Engagement are the fundamental beliefs of our organisation and should form the foundations of how we perform and conduct ourselves at all times.
Once again, we have this year recognised key individuals from different parts of the business who have gone above and beyond in their different job roles to demonstrate our core values.
Luke Quinn, Site Manager, Julie Clarke, Receptionist, Marcus Bishop, 360 Driver, Nick Hardacre, Technical and Environmental Manager, and Dan Kellaway, Assistant Quarry Manager, have each been presented with an individual award and John Lewis voucher by the directors for their outstanding work and contribution to the business over the last year.
This year, there were two very strong contenders for our Passion Core Value Award, so the directors made the decision to recognise two winners.
Passion – Julie Clarke, Receptionist
Julie Clarke has worked for the business for over four years, she ensures the reception is manned professionally, that the office (and staff!) are kept in order and also provides support to various different departments.
Julie has been described as a ray of sunshine, she is always cheerful and has constantly got a smile on her face. She is always the first person to offer help, nothing is too much trouble and her bubbly personality ensures good communication with both staff and customers.
Passion – Marcus Bishop, 360 Driver
Marcus Bishop started at the Ardley IBA Processing Facility as an FEL Operator three years ago and has progressed to 360 Driver. He is also Ardley’s Health and Safety Representative and first aider.
Marcus has been described as someone who is focussed on continual improvement, actively coming up with solutions to issues on site and willing to go that extra mile to achieve them.
Responsibility – Dan Kellaway, Assistant Quarry Manager (Binnegar Quarry)
Dan has been with the business for almost three years and was promoted to the position of Assistant Quarry Manager this year.
Dan has been praised for dealing with any situation in a responsible and professional manner and is described as an excellent communicator. He is passionate about the environment and our responsibilities as a quarry operator. Dan also sits on the Raymond Brown Environmental Committee.
Engagement – Nick Hardacre, Technical & Environmental Manager
Congratulations to Nick Hardacre, Technical and Environmental Manager, on winning the Engagement Award. Nick has worked for the business for over two years and had previously undertaken a summer placement with the business.
Nick’s enthusiasm has been recognised across the business and he is described as being both engaging and passionate. He is enthusiastic, works hard and actively looks into new initiatives to come up with valuable suggestions, with particular focus on the environment and biodiversity.
Overall Winner – Luke Quinn, Site Manager (Rookery Farm)
Congratulations to Luke Quinn, Site Manager at Rookery Farm, on winning the Raymond Brown Core Values Overall Award for 2019, having demonstrated real passion, responsibility and engagement in his role over the last year.
Luke joined the business seven years ago as Plant Operator and has progressed during his time at Rookery Farm, having this year been promoted to Site Manager, where he has seamlessly taken over the running of the site.
Luke has continually demonstrated all three core values in his role and is described as enthusiastic in everything he does. He is an exemplary Site Manager, with a wealth of knowledge he shares with those around him. He uses his own personal and professional achievements to encourage and advise others.