Top industry award for Raymond Brown director
- 03 March 2011
- Company & Industry News
Raymond Brown director Steve Cole has been awarded one of the highest accolades of his trade for 40 years of service.
The Institute of Quarrying, the international professional body for the quarrying industry, awarded Steve with the Long Service Award at the West of England branch's AGM held in Bristol.
Having started his career in quarrying as a trainee manager in 1970, Steve has spent the last four decades dedicating his professional life to the industry, which has seen him work right across the country from Lancashire to the Cotswolds and from Somerset to Devon before joining the Hampshire-based Raymond Brown Group as a development manager.
When Raymond Brown formed its Minerals and Recycling division in 2007, Steve was invited onto the board as Environmental and Development director, the position he still holds today.
Not only has Steve provided his skills and expertise to some of the biggest companies in the sector, he has also been an active member of the industry body itself, serving on the committee of the West of England branch for more than a decade and holding the post of Chairman between 2003 and 2004.
On his award Steve said: "Naturally I am absolutely delighted to have been given this award but I can't really believe I've been in the industry for 40 years! Having worked on the committee for so long, I know what a commendable job the institute does in creating life-long opportunities in the industry and promoting the highest standards of health and safety as well as education. I am proud to be able to contribute to it."
Kelvin White, Raymond Brown Group's managing director, added: "Steve deserves huge congratulations for his remarkable career. His qualifications, experience and know-how of the industry are second-to-none. He is an incredible asset to the whole Group, and thoroughly deserving of this recognition."