Raymond Brown scoops prestigious award
- 17 October 2008
- Company & Industry News
Raymond Brown Minerals & Recycling is celebrating scooping the prestigious KPMG Company of the Year Award.
The division, which forms part of Ringwood-based Raymond Brown Group, has won the award at this year's Hampshire Business Awards which were held at The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.
The annual black tie dinner and award ceremony is now in its 18th year and sponsored by Bond Pearce, KPMG and The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).
Raymond Brown Minerals & Recycling shone through as the winner of the coveted title for its innovative strategy and business practice - overcoming competition from the internationally renowned Chewton Glen Hotel and satellite navigation giant Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Phil Cotton, partner at KPMG's south coast office, said: "Raymond Brown Minerals & Recycling stood out as the winner for its clear commercial strategy and business practices which have the added benefit of enhancing and protecting Hampshire's environment."
Raymond Brown Minerals & Recycling is about much more than aggregate and materials supply to the construction industry. The Nursling-based company delivers sustainable solutions to divert material from landfill and leads the way with its ‘first of a kind' aggregate recycling plant - a £1.4 million cutting-edge facility that has already diverted some 55,000 tonnes of material from landfill this year.
It has also pioneered new technology by taking Incinerator Bottom Ash (IBA) from the county's three Energy Recovery Facilities and processing it into a substitute aggregate which can be used for a variety of purposes, such as road building. The cutting-edge facility is set to produce up to 75,000 tonnes of aggregate per annum - further reducing the amount of material sent to landfill.
Kelvin White, managing director of the Raymond Brown Group, said: "I am delighted that our commitment to the industry has been recognised by the Hampshire Business Awards. This is a fantastic achievement for us and testament to the hard work and dedication of a great team of people."
Raymond Brown Minerals & Recycling division is only 12 months old - the strategic amalgamation of four diverse and competing businesses from within the Group which had evolved over the preceding 10 years. The four companies had grown out of Raymond Brown Group's construction and civil engineering operations to support niche activity and specialist companies.
"The new company structure has achieved the results we hoped for and more," added Kelvin. "The new clarity of operation has enabled us in just 12 months to outstrip the previous year's combined performance by 472% with the staff team increasing from 114 to 140 in the same period to support the expansion in activity."
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