News Archive

New Concrete Plant facility
19/11/2018
R Collard Ltd is delighted to announce the arrival of our state-of-the art concrete plant. This new investment will allow us to complement our already extensive range of products and services for...
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FORS Gold for R Collard
19/11/2018
We are extremely proud to announce that R Collard have been awarded a FORS Gold accreditation. Gold accreditation is only awarded to exceptional operators who have met exacting targets. To gain Gold...
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R Collard’s Firework Fiesta
19/11/2018
R Collard held their annual Fireworks Fiesta on Saturday 3rd November for all members of staff and their families.  Everyone had a fantastic evening and we were able to use the facilities at...
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Christmas Toy Appeal
19/11/2018
Help us put a smile on a child's face this Christmas. Our Reading office is running a campaign to collect toys for children in hospital over Christmas. Please donate new unopened toys,...
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Demolition news - November 2018
19/11/2018
We were pleased to receive the following client testimonial: "It’s not often that we get praise in our industry so I wanted to let you know that the manager of the neighbouring block of...
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In Focus - November 2018
19/11/2018
Georgie Ledlie our lovely receptionist at our Eversley office was married to James at Easthampstead Park on 29th September 2018. Georgie has worked for R Collard since April 2017. Her five...
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Vacancies and new appointments - November 2018
19/11/2018
New appointments We would like to welcome Graham Knights as our new Head of Finance and Simon King as Demolition Contracts Manager. Vacancies We urgently need the following:- Plant...
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Charity and community news - November 2018
19/11/2018
We were pleased to receive a note of thanks from Jon Last, Vice Chairman of Eversley Cricket club who wrote to thank R Collard for supporting their recent auction which raised over £1500...
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Transport and workshop news - November 2018
19/11/2018
The Transport Department had an interesting request this month to collect a second world war tank that was used in the 2014 film ‘Fury’ where it was driven by Brad Pitt. Our low loader...
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Collard Racing news - November 2018
19/11/2018
Jordan Collard has been very busy this month. He was nominated for the McLaren Young Driver Award which involved a fitness assessment, medical interview and two days testing in the McLaren 570S GT4....
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Supporting World Mental Health Day
16/10/2018
October the 10th was World Mental Health Day (World Federation For Mental Health) and R Collard recognised this with a number of events designed to help our staff deal with a range of mental health...
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Macmillan Coffee Morning
16/10/2018
The R Collard offices at Eversley and Reading joined in the world’s biggest coffee morning on Friday 28th September by baking and selling cakes. Their combined efforts raised £510...
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Demolition news - October 2018
16/10/2018
New Document Management System The implementation of our management software has started. The new software from RedSky IT should transform the management of documents within the demolition...
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In Focus - October 2018
16/10/2018
Paul Williams ‘Whizzer’ is one of our Transport Planners and he helps run the bulker and tipper lorries. Paul has worked for R Collard for two years, starting as a tipper driver but more...
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Charity and community news - October 2018
16/10/2018
We are keen to support our employees and were pleased to help Paul Williams, one of our Transport Planners, with sponsorship in a new Motocross Championship. Paul has been racing in motocross for...
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Vacancies and new appointments - October 2018
16/10/2018
New appointments We would like to welcome Jan Jones as our Business Development Manager. Jan comes to R Collard with an excellent background in demolition. New vacancies We urgently need the...
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Transport and workshop news - October 2018
16/10/2018
Anyone interested in playing regularly in six a side football between drivers, office and workshop staff? The games take place every Tuesday at 7pm in Frogmore School in Yateley. If...
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Collard Racing news - October 2018
16/10/2018
Ricky Collard helped West Surrey Racing and Team BMW to Team BMW’s ‘clean sweep’ of titles at the Brands Hatch BTCC season finale. Team BMW has now won the Teams’ and...
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All Clear from Reading Festival
17/09/2018
R Collard took away over 1000 tonnes of rubbish from the Reading Festival this month which will be processed through our materials recovery facility in our Reading depot. A high percentage of the...
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Racing on the Thames
17/09/2018
R Collard employees spent a great day on the Thames on Sunday 19th August in three boats - ‘Tipper’ Over, ‘Skip’ to Victory and ‘In Deep Ship’ competing in the...
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Support for Aldershot FC
17/09/2018
We have upgraded our sponsorship of Aldershot Football Club for next season and now have complete sponsorship of the main TV facing North Stand. We wish The Shots well in the upcoming season at...
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Aggregates video now available
17/09/2018
R Collard Ltd provides a comprehensive range of high-grade recycled aggregates for use in construction and civil engineering projects. We can supply products to series 600 Highways Specifications as...
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Demolition news - September 2018
17/09/2018
The demolition of the former GSK (Glaxo Smith Kline) Head Office in Greenford was completed, on time, on the 3 September 2018. This was the culmination of a one year contract that was one of the...
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In Focus - September 2018
17/09/2018
Julia Oakes is one of our Transport Administrators, she has worked for R Collard for 4 and a half years. We asked Julia about her favourites things and her answers were:   Food - Ribs and...
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Vacancies and new appointments - September 2018
17/09/2018
Appointments We would like to welcome Dave Skinner to our Demolition Department as an Assistant Contracts Manager and Rhys Penny to our Reading office as a Skip Administrator. Vacancies We...
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Charity and community news - September 2018
17/09/2018
To coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10th October we will be organising a Health and Safety Awareness week for all R Collard employees.   R Collard entered a team into the...
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Transport and workshop news - September 2018
17/09/2018
Everyone at R Collard sends their congratulations to Steve Martin on the birth of baby Arthur born on 6th September 2018 weighing a healthy 8lb 1oz. Steve is one of our tipper...
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Collard Racing news - September 2018
17/09/2018
Ricky Collard enjoyed his most successful race weekend to date at Silverstone this weekend with an excellent starting position on the front row for race one, just missing out on pole by 18th of...
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FORS Silver Standard
09/08/2018
The R Collard Transport Department have worked extremely hard to achieve FORS Silver. The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators which aims...
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Investment in our people
09/08/2018
R Collard continues its investment in its people and management, this month we are extremely pleased to have completed our ISO audit to show the professionalism the company is achieving. We have been...
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R Collard win at the British Demolition Awards
09/08/2018
R Collard were proud winners of ‘Demolition Contract of the Year’ at the British Demolition Awards which were held on Friday 20th July at the Belfry in Birmingham. The award was for...
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New video for R Collard
09/08/2018
A new video showcasing our waste processing services is now available to view on our youtube channel.
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Demolition news - August 2018
09/08/2018
Demolition updates from several of our key project sites at Greenford, the Mars factory and Unilever building in Slough. The photographs show the structural steel framework that has been...
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In Focus - August 2018
09/08/2018
Borek Moravcik is our Workshop Supervisor and has worked for R Collard since 2013. We asked Borek about his five favourites things and his answers were:- 1. Food — KFC 2. Drink—...
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Vacancies and new appointments - August 2018
09/08/2018
New appointments Olivia Attan joins our Skip Department as an Administrator. Welcome to R Collard Olivia. Vacancies We urgently need the following:- Experienced Demolition Machine...
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Charity and community news - August 2018
09/08/2018
Three boats comprising employees from the R Collard offices in Eversley and Reading will be competing in the annual Reading Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday 19th August. We are raising money for the...
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Transport and workshop news - August 2018
09/08/2018
We have taken delivery of a new scrap trailer which will help our Wokingham depot with the delivery and collection of scrap metal.   Anyone interested in playing regularly in six a side...
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Collard Racing news - August 2018
09/08/2018
Ricky Collard had a successful debut in the BTCC at Rockingham last weekend having two solid finishes in very tricky and wet conditions. He is looking forward to racing at Knockhill on Sunday...
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Ever expanding fleet
12/07/2018
We are proud to be expanding our fleet this month with delivery of three new Volvo FL skip lorries with HYVA lifting equipment and two new Mercedes Roll on Roll offs with Boughton lifting equipment....
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Concert waste clear up
12/07/2018
R Collard were responsible for clearing the rubbish from two of London’s biggest concert weekends at Finsbury Park after Liam Gallagher, Queens of the Stone Age were in concert and...
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Support for Lowde Fest 2018
12/07/2018
Always keen to support our local community, we were pleased to be a sponsor of the Lowde Fest 2018 festival in Hartley Wintney. The festival is in aide of the Lowde Music Trust who promote music...
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R Collard Demolition on film
12/07/2018
R Collard is one of the best known and well-established demolition contractors operating in the South of England. Over the last 20 years the company has developed the skills, management systems and...
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Demolition news - July 2018
12/07/2018
Demolition: Another busy month for the demolition team with awards and recommendations for the team's efforts - Great work! We will be taking down a building in High Wycombe which is...
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In Focus - July 2018
12/07/2018
Shelley Baxter has worked for R Collard since 2016 as our Training Co-ordinator/Demolition Administrator. Her five favourite things are: Food – anything and everything! Drink –...
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Vacancies and new appointments - July 2018
12/07/2018
Appointments: As a result of the exceptionally high levels of demolition workload we recently welcomed a new Demolition Administrator, Duncan Claridge, to the team. Duncan is working alongside Sue...
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Charity and community news - July 2018
12/07/2018
R Collard are proud to help our local community with support, donations and sponsorship for events, local schools and sporting teams: Yateley’s Gig on the Green was another great success...
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Transport and workshop news - July 2018
12/07/2018
Transport & Workshop news: Everyone at R Collard would like to send their best wishes to our Transport Manager Roddy Taylor and his new bride Suzy on their wedding in Edinburgh on 15th...
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Collard Racing news - July 2018
12/07/2018
Rob Collard attended Goodwood Festival of Speed as part of his duties as a BMW Brand Ambassador. His weekend included competing in the famous hill climb in a BMW M8. The next round of the BTCC is...
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Fleet auction success
13/06/2018
The auction held at our Eversley site on the 31st May was a great success. Some of the equipment bought will go overseas with the Komatsu high reach being shipped to Miami in the USA. All the...
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Helping save Britain’s bees
13/06/2018
We had a bit of excitement at our Reading depot this month with the arrival of a bees nest on one of our skips. A bee keeper was called and the bees were successfully re-housed locally.
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Rules of a well-loaded skip
13/06/2018
Skips are an important part of our business but the consumer also has a part to play with strict rules on what is allowed to be put into them. You cannot put hazardous or harmful items into a skip....
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R Collard on film
13/06/2018
Find out more about the full range of services we can provide to our customers. Our new promotional video is now available to view.
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Demolition news - June 2018
13/06/2018
Our MD Robert Collard completed his CPCS D90 NVQ at Greenford which will allow him to use an excavator for demolition.   The turnover of the Demolition Department in the first few...
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In Focus - June 2018
13/06/2018
Richard Wheeler is one of our Transport Administrators and has worked for R Collard since September 2007. We asked Richard about his five favourite things and his answers were: 1. Food...
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Vacancies and new appointments - June 2018
13/06/2018
Appointments We are pleased to welcome Melanie Broomfield to R Collard. Mel will be joining Louise, Julie and Alison in the accounts team. Vacancies We urgently need the...
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Charity and community news - June 2018
13/06/2018
R Collard are proud to help sponsor Pinewood Boxing Club. The club has 60 members, has won over 200 National titles at every level and last season had 11 schoolboy champions, two Three Nation...
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Transport and workshop news - June 2018
13/06/2018
As part of our commitment to achieving FORS Silver our drivers have been completing their Cycling Proficiency tests in the local area.   Good luck to Roddy Taylor our Transport Manager...
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Collard Racing news - June 2018
13/06/2018
Rob Collard was back on winning form in the BTCC at Oulton Park and was delighted with his win in the third race of the day helping Team BMW head the Manufacturers' and Teams'...
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Auction of Demolition Plant & Equipment – 31 May 2018
30/05/2018
Due to our ongoing extensive investment and current fleet replacement policy R Collard will be holding an auction on the 31st May 2018. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone to buy late,...
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R Collard help prepare for the Royal Wedding
18/05/2018
R Collard have been helping with the finishing touches for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle; due to be held at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. On the day of the dress...
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New addition to R Collard’s fleet
15/05/2018
We have taken delivery of a Volvo FH16 750 150 ton tractor unit which will be the flagship lorry of the R Collard fleet of vehicles which comprises 96 trucks and 16 trailers. The FH16 will...
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Fleet auction to be held 31st May
15/05/2018
Due to our ongoing extensive investment and current fleet replacement policy R Collard will be holding an auction on the 31st May 2018. All relevant information will be online at Thimbleby...
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Awards for Excellence 2018
15/05/2018
R Collard attended the Awards for Excellence in Recycling & Waste Management at the Landmark Hotel in London on the 10th May 2018 and although shortlisted were unlucky not to win the Metal...
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Demolition news - May 2018
15/05/2018
The busy start to the year has continued and is likely to remain high with projects starting in Godalming, Reading, Slough, Watford, Liss and Wokingham. Work at the former GSK Head Office in...
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Transport and workshop news - May 2018
15/05/2018
Anyone interested in playing regularly in six a side football between drivers, office and workshop staff every Tuesday at 7pm at Frogmore School? Please contact Roddy Taylor or Anthony Brown the...
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In Focus - May 2018
15/05/2018
Jordan Collard celebrates his 18th birthday on the 24th May. Congratulations to the youngest Collard on the block! As it’s his 18th birthday this month we’ve asked Jordan Collard about...
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Charity and community news - May 2018
15/05/2018
We are pleased to announce our sponsorship of Lowde Fest which is held annually in Hazeley Bottom in Hartley Wintney. Headline acts this year are Beverley Knight and Shakatak, tickets available at...
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Vacancies - May 2018
15/05/2018
We urgently need the following: Experienced Demolition Machine Operators Demolition Contracts Manager Experienced Demolition Machine Operators Demolition Administrator CCDO Demolition...
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Collard Racing news - May 2018
15/05/2018
Rob Collard has been busy completing high speed passenger laps at Donington in the BMW M140i and then racing at Donington in very difficult conditions. Rob still managed to be the highest scoring...
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Harris Hawk comes to visit
16/04/2018
Over the last three months we have been graced with the presence of a Harris hawk at our Greenford demolition site. Tinker who is a year old and his owner Dave Arnold one of our supervisors have...
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Demolition news - April 2018
16/04/2018
The final section of work at the former GSK Head Office in Greenford has now started and we are progressing towards a conclusion in late Summer. The jetty that we installed to allow up to 2000...
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Promotional video on it's way
16/04/2018
We are pleased to have completed the filming for our new promotional video which should be available soon. Watch this space!
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Transport and workshop news - April 2018
16/04/2018
Roddy Taylor, our Transport Manager, won the opening round of the British Thundersport Motorcycle Championship at Donington Park on 24/25 March. Finishing with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 3 races....
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In Focus - April 2018
16/04/2018
Karen Collard is our Reading Depot Manager. We asked Karen about her five favourite things and her answers were: Food – Biscuits Drink – New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Place to...
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Vacancies - April 2018
16/04/2018
We urgently need the following: Experienced Demolition Machine Operators Demolition Contracts Manager Experienced Demolition Machine Operators Demolition Administrator CCDO Demolition...
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Charity and community news - April 2018
16/04/2018
Yateley Industries were very pleased that we were able to help them with clearance of white goods and pallets from their premises in Yateley.   We are sponsoring the feed stations on...
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Collard Racing news - April 2018
16/04/2018
The 60th Anniversary BTCC season kicked off at Brands Hatch on Sunday 8th April for Rob Collard and West Surrey Racing. The WSR-run BMW 125i M Sport recorded a landmark 100th Dunlop MSA British...
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February demolition update
12/02/2018
The excellent finish to 2017 and start of 2018 has continued for the Demolition Department. Work is due to start on six projects during the month of February and we have a pipeline of eight new...
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NFDC Demolition Awards
19/03/2018
Congratulations to Terry Fair who has been shortlisted for the Demolition Plant Operator Award at the NFDC Demolition Awards which will be held at The Rosewood, London on Friday 23rd March...
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In Focus - Paul Kemp
19/03/2018
Paul has worked for the Collard family since 2013. He started as a tipper driver with R Collard and then went to work for M Collard as a skip and roro driver. He is now a transport co-ordinator at...
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Welcome back Jesse James
19/03/2018
We want to say a big ‘Welcome Back’ to Jesse James, one of our drivers at our Reading depot. Jesse has been off work after he had a leg amputated, he was determined to get his manual...
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New video coming soon
19/03/2018
We are pleased to have completed the filming for our new promotional video which should be available soon. Watch this space!
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Demolition update - March 2018
19/03/2018
The demolition of residential and commercial structures at Redhill has now been completed to make way for 48 new dwellings.   We have taken delivery of a 50 ton Hitachi 490 digger with a...
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Transport update - March 2018
19/03/2018
New tipper lorries We have taken delivery of three brand new FORS compliant 2018 plate 8 wheel tipper lorries as part of our five year fleet replacement policy and our continued commitment to...
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Charity and community news - March 2018
19/03/2018
Tim Neale one of our skip drivers is taking part in the Ultra White Collar Boxing for Cancer Research UK on the 7th April 2018. Please donate at Tim's justgiving page.    Paul...
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Vacancies - March 2018
19/03/2018
We urgently need the following:- Experienced Demolition Machine Operators Demolition Contracts Manager CCDO Demolition Supervisor CPCS Demolition Plant Operatives CCDO Demolition...
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Collard racing news - March 2018
19/03/2018
This month Rob Collard has been busy testing his West Surrey Racing BMW 125i at Donington and Snetterton prior to the BTCC Media Day on Tuesday 27th March. Rob is looking forward to the start of the...
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In the press - Collard targets BTCC success
28/03/2018
Rob Collard has set his goals high ahead of the new British Touring Car Championship season and is currently driving for West Surrey Racing (WSR), behind the wheel of a BMW 125i M Sport. When...
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Unexploded WW1 bomb found in quarry
13/02/2018
Plenty of excitement in our quarry earlier this week when an unexploded bomb was found. It was a WWI German 76mm Minenwerfer Artillery shell and it was probably brought back...
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We're hiring!
12/02/2018
We are currently recruiting and urgently need the following: Demolition Contracts Manager CCDO Demolition Supervisor CPCS Demolition Plant Operatives CCDO Demolition...
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A 100 mile challenge
12/02/2018
We are pleased to support one of our Reading employees, Paul Kemp, who will be completing the Prudential Ride London for the National Autistic Society. 
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Fit in 8 weeks
12/02/2018
Tim Neale one of our skip drivers is taking part in the Ultra White Collar Boxing for Cancer Research UK on the 7th April 2018. This is a unique opportunity for people with no boxing background...
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In focus - Tim Neale
13/02/2018
Tim Neale has been with the company for 4 years now, when we asked him about his five favourite things his answers were:-   1. Food: Spaghetti Bolognese 2. Drink:...
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New uses for old clothes
12/02/2018
We have taken delivery of a Salvation Army clothes bank at our Reading offices for donations of old clothes. The Salvation Army regularly exports more than 34,000 tonnes of textiles for reuse and...
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Charity and community news - February 2018
15/02/2018
As part of our continued support of the local community we are happy to support the 50th Jubilee of Yateley School who are holding various events throughout the year We are also helping local...
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Collard Racing February 2018
12/02/2018
Rob Collard is looking forward to the start of the British Touring Car season with testing of his WSR BMW 125i M Sport due to start on 20th February and Media Day at Donington Park on 27th March....
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'I do' take two
12/02/2018
Phil East, our Demolition Contracts Director, renewed his vows whilst on holiday this month almost 40 years to the day of his original nuptials. Congratulations to Phil and his lovely wife Sue.
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January demolition update
16/01/2018
The latter part of 2017 proved to be one of the busiest periods ever for the demolition department and the outlook for the first part of 2018 looks to be similar. The demolition of the former GSK...
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In focus January 2018
18/01/2018
Colin Knight is one of our Contracts Managers and has been with R Collard for 20 years. He is currently running our flagship demolition project of the former Glaxo Smith Kline offices in...
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In for the long run
16/01/2018
Our Managing Director, Robert Collard, will be running the Virgin London Marathon for the sixth time on Sunday 22nd April for the NFDC and the Starlight Foundation who ‘brighten the lives of...
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Exceeding expectations
18/01/2018
We are always happy to hear from local residents that we have exceeded their expectations and were delighted to receive a letter from a Rowley Close Residents Committee member stating...
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Six-a-side football
16/01/2018
Anyone interested in playing regularly in six-a-side football between drivers, office and workshop staff? Every Tuesday at 7pm at Frogmore School - please contact Roddy Taylor or Anthony...
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Commute and keep fit
14/12/2017
We are pleased to be able to support the Bike to Work initiative which entitles members to claim tax back on a new bike.  Any employees interested should contact Chris Walsh.
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Demolition update
14/12/2017
We would like to thank Tony Bettles, one of our accomplished site managers, for his sterling work at the old London Borough of Barnet Council Depot in Millbrook Park. Tony received high praise for...
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High powered
14/12/2017
We were absolutely thrilled to win the coveted ‘Dynamic Business of the Year Award’ at the Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards on the 16th November. R Collard were chosen as winners...
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In focus
14/12/2017
John White our Accounts Director has been with R Collard for nearly 13 years. We asked John about his five favourites things and his answers were: Food – liver and bacon Drink –...
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Smart and safe
14/12/2017
We have been rolling out our new PPE and our staff are all looking incredibly smart and professional.
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Transport news
12/02/2018
This month we welcome Simon Fisher as our New Transport Planner - welcome to R Collard Simon. Anyone interested in playing regularly in six a side football between drivers, office and workshop...
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An NFDC wonderland
18/12/2017
As Chairman of the London and Southern Counties NFDC, Robert Collard was the host of the glittering NFDC L&SC Christmas Ball at the Intercontinental, Park Lane on Saturday 16th December. Over 340...
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