Raymond Brown, one of Hampshire’s most successful independent companies, has won a new multi-million pound contract, signaling new growth for the business.
The group, which has a turnover of near £90m and employs over 400 people in its civil engineering, construction, aggregates and recycling businesses, has been growing in recent years, despite the recession. And the new contract, secured by the company’s aggregates division with Viridor, one of the UK’s largest waste management companies, continues this trend.
The contract with Viridor will not only boost the overall group but will make Raymond Brown Aggregates one the leading companies in processing incinerator bottom ash (IBA) in the country.
“We are delighted to have secured this long term contract with such a prestigious company. It’s a big step towards our plan to significantly grow this side of our business,” said Mark Isaac, managing director of Raymond Brown Aggregates.
Mark added: “We look forward to developing a strong relationship with Viridor and sharing our knowledge and expertise. We’re very proud to be chosen by them.”
Viridor incinerates non-recyclable waste collected from Oxfordshire homes on behalf of the county council.
Raymond Brown has signed a 15-year contract with Viridor to process ash from the incineration process, which will generate a sustainable and cost effective alternative to quarry sourced materials, for use in road construction and similar activities.
To service the contract, Raymond Brown – which has Hampshire operations in Barton Stacey and Nursling, and its group headquarters in Ringwood – will invest £2 million into the processing plant in Oxford.