News Archive

We are dedicated to achieving our commitments to the environment through continuingly reducing our carbon footprint and delivering sustainability through planning policy and innovation. Our continued efforts to minimise impact on the local and global environment while contributing to the social, economic and environmental well-being of our surroundings is integral to our work.

A recent example of this can be found at Warren Heath Urban Quarry where we have just finished planting 900+ plants consisting of Silver Birch, Oak, Beech, Blackthorne, Hawthorne, Mountain Ash, Holly and Gorse as part of our landscaping scheme fulfilling large parts of the ecology and landscaping commitments of the development.

 

 

 

Commitment to the sustainability of the communities in which we operate is integrated into all of R Collard’s activities. We are dedicated in our efforts to minimise impact on the local and global environment while contributing to the social, economic and environmental well-being of our surroundings.

Top of the range fleet
15/10/2020
We are pleased to continue our fleet replacement policy with the purchase of the latest Volvo skip lorries. The new FL 250 skip lorry is one of the latest models from Volvo with the following...
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All round finalists
15/10/2020
We are delighted to be recognised within the industry as shortlisted finalists this year for both the Let's Recycle Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management and the MRW National...
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Macmillan Coffee Morning success
19/10/2020
Our Eversley and Reading offices both held a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 25th September raising over £600 for Macmillan Cancer Support. The World's Biggest Coffee Morning started...
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Contracting News - October 2020
14/10/2020
Despite the reduced turnover within the Contracting Department brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, our demolition, enabling works and metal recycling teams have been extremely busy and the...
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In Focus - October 2020
14/10/2020
Paul Stocker has recently joined the company as Area General Manager within our newly formed Environmental Division which brings together all of our skip hire and recycling...
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Vacancies and new appointments - October 2020
14/10/2020
New appointments Andrew Hibberd & Amelia (Millie) Crane have joined us to help develop our new HR system. Vacancies We are urgently looking to recruit for the following...
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Charity and community news - October 2020
14/10/2020
We were pleased to support Natta’s Charity Golf Day on Friday 25th September at Sherfield Oaks Golf Club near Basingstoke. The event raised an incredible £22,500 for their...
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Collard Racing - October 2020
14/10/2020
Rob Collard’s race weekend at Snetterton on the 3rd/4th October was a game of two halves with a fantastic P2 in race one but a seat belt issue during the pitstops in race two cost the Barwell...
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Back to full capacity
17/09/2020
We are pleased to announce that we are back to full capacity with our Aldershot depot now open and the reporting of record sales throughout the Group, showing the economy is strong in our...
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Attention Scrap Kings
17/09/2020
Our demolition team are proud once again to be filmed for the Scrap Kings programme, now in series 3. This time the award-winning factual series that focuses on the people demolishing and scrapping...
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Industry awards finalists
17/09/2020
We are delighted to have been selected as a finalist for Waste Transfer and Skip Hire Business of the Year in the Let's Recycle Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management. These...
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Meet the team
17/09/2020
Meet our new sales team following our recent restructuring of the Collard Group into four new divisions: Contracting (including demolition, enabling works and metal recycling) Environmental...
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Contracting News - September 2020
21/09/2020
Our contracting division has performed magnificently in the last two months and the signs look extremely promising for the remainder of the year. We had a relatively slow start to the year that...
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In Focus - September 2020
17/09/2020
Rhys Penny has worked for R Collard Ltd for just over two years now and works both at our Reading depot as our KPI administrator and at our Eversley Head Office as an accountant trainee. Rhys...
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Vacancies and new appointments - September 2020
17/09/2020
New appointments We are pleased to welcome Paul Stocker as our Area General Manager in the South for Waste and Amy Colburn as our Waste & Transport Administrator at our Reading...
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Charity and community news - September 2020
17/09/2020
We are proud to support our local community: We have continued our sponsorship of Camberley Town Football Club. For their latest fixtures and results please visit the club's...
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Collard Racing - September 2020
17/09/2020
Rob Collard celebrated scoring a maiden victory at Brands Hatch in his Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo for Barwell Motorsport in the British GT3 Championship on the late August bank holiday weekend. Rob...
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Ready for the future
17/08/2020
Some changes in our business I am delighted to announce some key changes to our business, namely the introduction of four clear business divisions. From a day-to-day perspective it’s very...
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Always improving
17/08/2020
We value the opinions and feedback from all of our customers and regularly receive emails, phone calls and letters about the services provided across the Collard Group. Sometimes, we may fall short...
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Contracting News
17/08/2020
We have recently started our early works for one phase of the North Wokingham Distributor Road (NWDR) known as the ‘West of Old Forest Road’ section. With plans for 4000 new homes to...
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Coffee and cake anyone?
17/08/2020
We will be joining the world’s biggest coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 25th September. Macmillan Cancer Support helps those affected by cancer from diagnosis,...
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Inside the empty Horlicks factory
17/08/2020
Our demolition team have been working at the site of the old Horlicks factory, considered by most locals to be the most iconic building within Slough. The site was originally owned by Eton college...
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In Focus - August 2020
17/08/2020
Chris Gear is our new Demolition Contracts Manager. Chris started his career as a water engineer working on water mains before progressing into construction management and demolition where he...
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Vacancies and new appointments - August 2020
17/08/2020
New appointments We are pleased to welcome Jack Marshall as our new weighbridge clerk at our Reading recycling centre. Vacancies We are urgently looking to recruit for the following...
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Charity and community news - August 2020
17/08/2020
We are proud sponsors of clubs and initiatives in our local community: We continue to be sponsors of the North Stand at Aldershot Football Club.   We also continue to support Fleet...
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Collard Racing - August 2020
17/08/2020
Rob Collard had a successful debut at Oulton Park at the beginning of the month with a 2nd and 4th place giving him his first GT3 podium for Barwell Motorsport, who are now leading the Silver...
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Finalists for major industry awards
14/07/2020
We are delighted to share that we have been shortlisted for not just one but two awards at the MRW National Recycling Awards 2020 as both Independent Operator and Recycling Facility of the...
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New aggregates plant increases capacity by 200%
14/07/2020
We are pleased to announce our new fixed line at Eversley Quarry will be fully operational by the end of July enabling us to increase our aggregates capacity by over 200%. With an investment of...
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Award winning demolition at Horlicks site
14/07/2020
It was an honour to be awarded 'Contractor of the Month' in June for our demolition work for client the Berkeley Group at the Horlicks site in Slough. The site is considered by most...
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Supporting UK economy with plant investment
14/07/2020
We are proud to be supporting the economy by buying British with the purchase of our new JCB Waste Master.  The JCB Waste Master is built uniquely for the waste industry and we will be using...
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Demolition News - July 2020
14/07/2020
We are pleased to announce that the Binsey Walk project in Thamesmead East London has achieved practical completion. The project comprised of: safely stripping out and demolishing the Binsey...
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In Focus - July 2020
15/07/2020
Kerri Summerfield is one of our lovely skip administrators and has worked for the Collard Group for almost four years. Our experienced team of administrators can help recommend the right size...
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Vacancies and new appointments - July 2020
14/07/2020
New appointments We welcome the following new members to our team: Chris Gear as Contracts Managers Brett Steer as Project Manager Vacancies We are urgently looking to...
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Charity and community news - July 2020
14/07/2020
We are proud sponsors of the North Stand at Aldershot Football Club. Find out more about The Shots in the Community Foundation, their latest news and how you can purchase 20/21 season tickets on...
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Contracts News
14/07/2020
Early works for North West Distributor Road, Wokingham Our early works contract for Wokingham Council has got off to a flying start. This new earthworks contract is for the North West...
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Collard Racing - July 2020
14/07/2020
Due to successful testing, an opportunity has arisen for Rob Collard to race the Lamborghini Huracan Evo in the GT World Challenge Europe. Rob’s first race is at Imola on the...
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Major earthworks for North West Distributor Road
15/06/2020
We are delighted to have been awarded the earthworks (early works) contract for the North West Distributor Road, West of Old Forest Road. There will be 4000 new homes built in Wokingham by 2026...
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Waste solution for new vaccine centre
15/06/2020
We are pleased to announce that as part of the Collard Group, Raymond Brown Waste Solutions (RBWS) have secured a new contract to supply a full waste solution to Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire,...
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New waste contract for local Council
15/06/2020
We are pleased to announce that as part of the Collard Group, Raymond Brown Waste Solutions (RBWS) have secured a 3-year contract with Southampton City Council Housing (SCC) Operation’s Team,...
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Demolition news - June 2020
15/06/2020
After a slowdown brought about by COVID-19, the demolition side of the company are now back on track this last month with the start of several new projects and more to follow in the coming...
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In Focus - June 2020
15/06/2020
Meet Chris Walsh, our Head of Health & Safety. Together with his team, Chris ensures the highest standards of health and safety across all of our operations in demolition, waste...
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Happy customers
15/06/2020
Thank you to all our customers for their continued support during these unprecedented times. We have received many positive compliments and recommendations from happy customers during lockdown when...
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Charity and community news - June 2020
15/06/2020
Supporting our local community We are proud sponsors of the North Stand at Aldershot Football Club. The club also called 'The Shots' participates in the National League, the fifth tier of...
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New Extra Large Grab Bags
15/06/2020
As part of our grab bag hire service, we are excited to now offer our customers extra large grab bags. These new extra large bath grab bags that can of course accommodate the size of a bath...
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Collard Racing - June 2020
15/06/2020
Rob Collard starts his 2020 British GT campaign at Oulton Park on the 1st and 2nd of August, driving a Lamborghini Huracan. Ricky Collard’s first races of the 2020 season will be at...
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COVID-19 service update - May
18/05/2020
Firstly, and most importantly, myself and the management team very much hope that you and your families remain safe and well throughout this unprecedented time in our history. Together everyone at...
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VE Day Celebrations
13/05/2020
Our very own tipper driver and British Forces Veteran, David Whiting (Wally) paid his respects for all who fought and fell for this country in World War 2. For the 75th anniversary of our VE Day...
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Simon achieves an industry first
13/05/2020
Congratulations to Simon King, our Demolition Contracts Manager for completing his IDE Foundation Degree in Demolition Management & Engineering. Simon is one of only nineteen people studying...
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Demolition News - May 2020
13/05/2020
Following the Government announcement of returning to work, we continue at Thamesmead in London and have started two new demolition projects, in Brighton and in Tower Hamlets, London. Thamesmead -...
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Charity and community news - May 2020
13/05/2020
Unfortunately 2020 sees many of the planned events R Collard was sponsoring being postponed until 2021. These events include the Yateley May Fayre which was planned to coincide with the VE Day...
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Collard Racing - May 2020
13/05/2020
Robert, Ricky and Jordan continue to work hard on race fitness programmes. Whilst all motor racing is currently cancelled Rob, Ricky and Jordan Collard have all been continuing to work hard on...
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Service Update
01/04/2020
18th May 2020 Firstly, and most importantly, myself and the management team very much hope that you and your families remain safe and well throughout this unprecedented time in our...
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Employee Covid 19 (Coronavirus) Update
31/03/2020
RE: Impact of coronavirus on our organisation It is very likely the company will see a dramatic reduction in its usual workload or the Government may decide that the company should shut down. It...
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Customer COVID 19 (Coronavirus) Update
19/03/2020
COVID 19 (Coronavirus) Update – Customers and Suppliers Collard Group is issuing this statement to customers, sub-contractors and the general supply chain.  As the situation continues...
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NFDC Awards Finalist
11/03/2020
Our very own Demolition Contracts Manager Simon King has been shortlisted as finalist for the prestigious National Federation Demolition Contractors Awards 2020. The NFDC’s Awards are...
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Planting trees for the future
11/03/2020
Commitment to the sustainability of the communities in which we operate is integral to everything we do at R Collard Ltd. We are dedicated to achieving our commitments to the environment...
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In Focus - March 2020
11/03/2020
Adam is the Managing Director of Raymond Brown Waste Solutions (RBWS), a waste management business acquired by the Collard Group in October 2019. The addition of RBWS' resources now expands...
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Vacancies and new appointments - March 2020
11/03/2020
We currently have the following vacancies at our new site in Andover on the A303: Site Manager HGV Mechanic  We also have the following vacancy at our new site...
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Charity and community news - March 2020
11/03/2020
We are pleased to continue our sponsorship of the Yateley May Fayre which this year will be held on Friday 8th May to coincide with the VE Day celebrations. The day will start at 8am with a...
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Transport/workshop/concrete news - March 2020
11/03/2020
New Plant and Fleet arrivals We're excited to take delivery of the following new plant and fleet as part of our ongoing fleet replacement policy: two new Volvo skip lorries a...
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Collard Racing - March 2020
11/03/2020
Rob Collard has announced that he will be driving a Lamborghini Huracan Evo for Barwell Motorsport in the British GT series. Testing has started and Rob is looking forward to his first race on...
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New plant delivers 200% increase in aggregates capacity
18/02/2020
Our new fixed crushing line is nearing completion and will be operational in March. This new state of the art plant will allow us to produce 250 tonnes of high-grade recycled aggregates an hour,...
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Fleet & Plant Auction
19/02/2020
We are delighted to announce that Thimbleby & Shorland will be conducting an auction on behalf of R. Collard Ltd and Raymond Brown Waste Solutions as part of our ongoing extensive investment and...
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Join us at Hampshire Business Expo
20/02/2020
We will be exhibiting at the Hampshire Business Expo on Wednesday 8th April 2020 at The Sixth Form College in Farnborough. The business expo is a great opportunity to meet with local businesses...
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Trade Waste Sale
18/02/2020
Winter Sale Now on our Trade Waste services  Take advantage of our latest offer on trade waste services with 25% off your first month’s trade waste collection. Whether you're...
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Gig on the Green 2020
18/02/2020
We are very supportive of local community initiatives and this year are proud to continue our sponsorship of the Yateley Gig on the Green (GOTG) which this year will be held over the weekend of...
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Demolition News - February 2020
18/02/2020
Martlets Shopping Centre, Burgess Hill We have just completed a demolition project that is the trigger to the transformation of Martlets Shopping Centre in Burgess Hill. Planning for the...
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In Focus - February 2020
18/02/2020
Glen Long is the Site Manager at our Reading site and has worked for the company for ten months now. Glen has three children and five grandchildren. His five favourite things are: Hobby...
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Vacancies and new appointments - February 2020
18/02/2020
New appointments We are pleased to welcome Neil Hibberd to R Collard as our HR Advisor. Vacancies For our new Material Recovery Facility at the A303 Enviropark, near...
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Charity and community news - February 2020
18/02/2020
We were happy to support staff members Kelly Barton, Rhys Penny, Mary Kinsella and Shelley Baxter who took part in a charity pancake race on the 25th February 2020 at Broad Street Mall in...
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Valentine's skip competition
19/02/2020
Happy Valentines from R Collard! For Valentines this year we gave you the opportunity to give your loved one a free skip with love hearts. Our Valentines competition took place on our R Collard...
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Collard Racing - February 2020
18/02/2020
Jordan Collard will be going to Madrid to attend a four day fitness camp in readiness for his 2020 race season with McLaren as an academy driver. Jordan's race programme for 2020 will be...
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Welcome Aboard
14/01/2020
We are pleased to welcome Andrew Snowden to the team as our new Finance Director to lead our newly combined R Collard and Raymond Brown finance teams. Andrew brings with him a wealth of experience...
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All Change
15/01/2020
It's all change in the Finance team as a result of continued growth of the business, particularly with our recent acquisition of Raymond Brown Waste Solutions (RBWS). We would like to express...
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Down to a Tee
14/01/2020
After a very successful inaugural Golf Day in 2019 the date of the 2020 Golf Day at Camberley Golf Club has been confirmed as Thursday 9th July. Our inaugural golf day back in June last year...
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Join the Team
15/01/2020
We’re recruiting for a Site Manager and Mobile Plant Fitter to join us as part of Raymond Brown Waste Solutions that we acquired in 2019. Apply now to become part of a team that operates...
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Demolition News - January 2020
14/01/2020
We pride ourselves on the fact that we win many of our demolition projects through repeat business, as a result of successfully completed previous work. This applies to the majority of our demolition...
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Vacancies and new appointments - January 2020
14/01/2020
New appointments Andrew Snowden joins as our new Finance Director and further to our acquisition of Raymond Brown Waste Solutions Jayne Smith will be transferring across as a Management...
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Charity and community news - January 2020
14/01/2020
We were happy to help Piaroo’s Wish, a small charity run by volunteers that helps homeless and vulnerable people in central Reading providing food, clothing, support and information. Staff...
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Transport/workshop/concrete news - January 2020
17/01/2020
  Due to our five year fleet replacement policy we currently have a range of Mercedes skip loaders for sale. Please contact John Killoran johnk@rcollard.com or Robert Collard...
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Collard Racing - January 2020
14/01/2020
Ricky Collard's racing update will be announced shortly, watch this space. Jordan Collard re-signs for McLaren as an academy driver. Jordan’s race programme for 2020 will be announced...
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Our Employees in 2019
16/12/2019
Investment in our people We were proud and delighted to welcome 80 new colleagues to our team following our recent acquisition of Raymond Brown Waste Solutions, now bringing our headcount to 400...
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Plant & Equipment in 2019
16/12/2019
Investment in our plant In the last 12 months we have invested £5m in our plant and equipment inventory as part of our continued investment programme,...
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Construction & Civil Engineering 2019
20/12/2019
At R Collard, we are delighted to say we’ve been featured in a recent edition of Construction & Civil Engineering. Over the past 25 years, the Collard Group has made huge leaps and bounds...
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Charity & Community in 2019
16/12/2019
Investment in our communities Being a part of the community through active, tangible support for local causes and initiatives is important to Collard employees. In the last 18 months alone, the...
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Collard Racing in 2019
16/12/2019
Another great year for the Collard Racing trio: Rob Collard had another solid year in the British Touring Car Championship moving from rear wheel drive to front wheel drive in the Vauxhall...
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Milestone Acquisition
12/11/2019
We’re celebrating becoming one of the largest privately owned waste businesses in the South of England following our acquisition of Raymond Brown Waste Solutions last month. Through...
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Fireworks Spectacular
12/11/2019
Our annual staff Bonfire Night held on Saturday 9th November was another great success, with many employees and their families in attendance. Some 300 to 400 people enjoyed the celebrations at our...
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Going to the Royal Chapel
12/11/2019
We were honoured to supply our 8 yard skips to St George's Chapel in Windsor, the chapel where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, now Duchess of Sussex were married in May 2018. The required...
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Demolition news - November 2019
12/11/2019
Horlicks site, Slough Our demolition team have been working on the well-known ‘Horlicks’ site in Slough, starting with internal soft strip of the existing buildings while our client...
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In Focus - November 2019
12/11/2019
This month we meet David Whiting (Wally), one of our tipper drivers who has worked for R Collard for 11 years. Most recently on Remembrance Sunday David (pictured on the right) marched at...
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Vacancies and new appointments - November 2019
12/11/2019
We are urgently looking to recruit the following roles: Experienced demolition machine operators CCDO demolition supervisor CPCS demolition plant operatives CCDO demolition...
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Charity and community news - November 2019
12/11/2019
Our staff are supporting men's health charity initiative Movember by growing a moustache for the month of November. Movember is an annual event with the aim to raise awareness and...
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Transport/workshop/concrete news - November 2019
12/11/2019
We are pleased to announce that Steve Stringer one of our skip drivers at our new acquisition; Raymond Brown Waste Solutions, has won one of our client’s monthly Green Card Award for most...
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Collard Racing News - November 2019
12/11/2019
Ricky Collard's next race will see him driving his Aston Martin R Motorsport Vantage GT3 in the Kyalami 9 hour 2019 challenge at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in South Africa. Ricky recently...
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Acquisition strengthens Collard Group’s place in waste sector’s top tier
21/10/2019
Two of the South’s biggest names in waste combine in milestone deal Hampshire-based entrepreneur, Rob Collard, is celebrating 25 years in the waste business with the acquisition of Raymond...
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R Collard featured in Parliamentary Review
25/03/2019
Here at R Collard, we are extremely proud to have been selected as a Best Practice Representative in a recent Parliamentary Review! Everyone at the R Collard group, from our demolition experts to...
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ISO 45001 in sight
15/10/2019
We have recently been recommended for a successful migration to BS ISO 45001-2018 via Alcumus ISOQAR. This is possibly a first for any specialist demolition and waste management company so it is a...
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All Clear at ScrewFix Live
15/10/2019
We provided our waste management services to one of the UK's biggest trade and DIY show, Screwfix Live, earlier this month. The event which was held at Farnborough International Exhibition and...
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Movember Moustaches
15/10/2019
Grow a Mo, save a Bro - Our staff are supporting the Movember initiative to raise funds for this leading men's health charity through growing a moustache for the month of November. Movember...
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Demolition news - October 2019
15/10/2019
St Catherine's School We received grateful thanks from our client at St Catherine's School in Guildford with particular mention to Sam Tunnicliff, one of our demolition...
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In Focus - October 2019
15/10/2019
This month we meet Kofi Logie, our new Payroll Manager. Kofi has been working in payroll for six years now. He is a people person, loves numbers and therefore loves his job. Kofi’s five...
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Vacancies and new appointments - October 2019
15/10/2019
New appointments Ian Thorn – Concrete Support Specialist Vacancies We are urgently recruiting for the following roles: Experienced Demolition Machine Operators CCDO Demolition...
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Charity and community news - October 2019
15/10/2019
Our adopted Minion Garden at Frimley Park Hospital is looking fantastic. Mary Kinsella and her team’s latest visit involved re-covering the garden with stone from our quarry as the previous...
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Transport/workshop/concrete news - October 2019
15/10/2019
We are continuing our investment in our staff with Dave Hildreth, an ex-driver and now a workshop mechanic, who is doing his City and Guilds Motor Vehicle Parts I, II and III as a mature student...
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Collard Racing News - October 2019
15/10/2019
Rob Collard returned to Brands Hatch last weekend for the final event of the 2019 season, in the last two rounds of the British Touring Car Championship. Rob was hoping to be offered another chance...
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R Collard Supports Mental Health Awareness Day
10/10/2019
R Collard is proud to support Mental Health Awareness Day, 2019! Looking after the mental health of our employees is something we take extremely seriously. With mental health issues becoming more...
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Reading Clear Up
19/09/2019
This month we successfully removed over 650 tonnes of mixed waste from Reading Festival, one of the oldest popular music festivals held at Richfield Avenue in Reading.  We supplied Reading...
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Off to Screwball Rally
19/09/2019
We are extremely proud to sponsor one of our long serving members of staff; Martyn Humphreys, one of our tipper drivers, who is competing in the 2019 Screwball Rally. Martyn has already set off...
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How to load a skip
19/09/2019
Make the most of your skip hire this Autumn and learn how to load the correct waste into your skip. You cannot put hazardous or harmful items into a skip, these include but are not limited...
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Demolition News - September 2019
19/09/2019
The Autumn/Winter period of 2019 is going to be a busy period for our demolition team with six new contracts awarded in July and a further six in August. These months were only bettered by February...
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In Focus - September 2019
19/09/2019
This month we meet Simon King, our Demolition Contracts Manager. Simon has been working in the demolition sector for 18 years, cutting his teeth with Metro Deconstruction Services Ltd for 17 years...
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Vacancies and new appointments - September 2019
19/09/2019
New appointments Kofi Logie – Payroll Manager Vacancies We are urgently recruiting for the following roles:- Experienced Demolition Machine Operators CCDO Demolition...
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Transport/workshop/concrete news - September 2019
19/09/2019
Fleet for sale Due to our five year fleet replacement policy we currently have several trucks and plant for sale including skip lorries, tractor units, eight wheel tippers and Hitachi...
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Charity and community news - September 2019
19/09/2019
Helping the local community Last year we were happy to help Odiham Scouts raise money as they needed the roof of their hut to be repaired, the leaking doors replaced and the exterior of the...
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Collard Racing News - September 2019
19/09/2019
Rob Collard had his best weekend so far this year with his first pole position of the season and brought home more silverware at his home track of Thruxton in the BTCC. Youngest son Charlie Collard...
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Award Recognition
17/05/2019
We are extremely proud to be selected as finalists for the MRW National Recycling Awards 2019 for Recycling Facility of the year. To be shortlisted as finalists in these prestigious awards is a...
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Welcome Aboard
13/08/2019
We are pleased to welcome Mark Stenning to the team as our new Demolition Operations Director who will be working on all major demolition projects for R Collard.  Starting his career as...
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Phase 1 Complete
13/08/2019
The first phase of our demolition project at Binsey Walk in Thamesmead was successfully completed on time and within budget on the 31st July 2019. This first phase required our demolition team to...
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Garden Mural Revealed
13/08/2019
Following last month’s minion makeover to our sponsored garden at Frimley Park Hospital, we were thrilled to receive photos of a beautiful new mural on display by artist Sally Court. The...
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Demolition news - August 2019
12/08/2019
Schools out for Summer New demolition projects started at local schools at the beginning of the summer holidays have now either reached completion or are on target for completion in time for the...
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Transport/workshop/concrete news - August 2019
12/08/2019
Trucks for sale Due to our five year fleet replacement policy we currently have ten trucks for sale including skip lorries, tractor units and eight wheel tippers. Visit the Truck Locator website...
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In Focus - August 2019
12/08/2019
Meet Graham Knights, our Head of Finance. Graham has been with us since November 2018. Find out a little more about Graham; his five favourite things are: Food – Indian Sport –...
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Charity and community news - August 2019
12/08/2019
Helping the local community We were pleased to assist Charles Kingsley School in Eversley in repairing their school car park. Unfortunately due to significant budget cuts the school was...
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Vacancies - August 2019
12/08/2019
New appointments We welcome the following staff to the team: Mark Stenning - Operations Director Jason Harle - Projects Manager John Dempsey - Site Manager Chelsea Warden - Skips...
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Collard Racing News - August 2019
12/08/2019
Robert Collard Rob had a positive weekend at Snetterton with two top ten finishes. Rob commented "Overall it's been a good weekend. I'm still on the pace and the car is there. That...
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Golf Day Success
16/07/2019
Our inaugural Golf Day, held at Camberley Heath Golf Club on the 20 June, proved to be a tremendous success. Approximately 70 golfers enjoyed playing the course that is ranked in the Top 100 Courses...
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Festival Fun
16/07/2019
We were delighted to be one of the main sponsors of local music festival Gig on the Green in Yateley which this year had a sell-out crowd of 5000. Organised by Yateley Sports Community Interest...
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Minion Garden Makeover
16/07/2019
The Collard family and R Collard staff have a long-held tradition of support and fondness for the local Frimley Park Hospital, so we were delighted to be asked to sponsor a garden at the hospital...
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Demolition news - July 2019
16/07/2019
Major project updates Binsey Walk in Thamesmead is progressing well, the photo to the right shows our Hitachi 490 high reach at work on the first phase of demolition. An interesting and...
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Vacancies - July 2019
16/07/2019
We are urgently recruiting for the following vacancies:- Experienced Demolition Machine Operators CCDO Demolition Supervisor CPCS Demolition Plant Operatives CCDO Demolition...
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Charity and community news - July 2019
16/07/2019
We were pleased to be able to assist Aldershot Football Club with their Sleep Out for Step by Step, a charity working to empower young people and prevent homelessness. Sleep Out 2019 was the most...
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Transport/workshop/concrete news - July 2019
16/07/2019
New Fleet This month we have taken delivery of five more new lorries as part of our five-year fleet replacement policy including: Another new grab lorry to help with the delivery of muck...
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Collard Racing news - July 2019
16/07/2019
Rob Collard had a difficult weekend at Oulton Park in the BTCC on the 29th and 30th June. Rob commented "a frustrating weekend from start to finish but we'll be coming back to Snetterton...
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Golf Day
24/06/2019
Our inaugural company Golf Day was a great success on Thursday 20th June at Camberley Heath Golf Club, one of the top 100 golf courses in England. The golf club is one of the finest...
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New BS 3882 Topsoil
13/06/2019
Our new specialist BS 3882 screened topsoil is now available to order. This material is a manufactured topsoil which is guaranteed to meet the British standard for a multi-purpose soil and is...
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New Waste Transfer Station
11/06/2019
Our Ewshot waste transfer station is now open in Farnham at Beacon Hill Road, Ewshot, GU10 5BZ. Services include waste recycling and general waste tipping facilities plus we have a wide range of...
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Talking Trade Waste
17/06/2019
We had another very successful day exhibiting this time at the Surrey Business Expo at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford on Wednesday 12th June, showcasing our trade waste wheelie bin...
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Back to School
18/06/2019
We were pleased to attend a local job fair at Alderwood School in Aldershot on Thursday 13th June. Local businesses were invited to showcase their employment opportunities at the school job fair...
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Charles Kingsley 200 Festival
13/06/2019
We were proud to be sponsors of the CK200 event in Eversley, celebrating the life of Charles Kingsley on the 14th and 15th June. Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) was a popular children's author...
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To a Tee
13/06/2019
We are looking forward to our inaugural company Golf Day on Thursday 20th June at Camberley Heath Golf Club, one of the top 100 golf courses in England. The golf club is one of the finest golf...
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Demolition news - June 2019
13/06/2019
Foundation degree in demolition management Simon King, our Demolition Contracts Manager for R Collard is one of only nineteen people studying for the world’s first foundation degree course...
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In Focus - June 2019
13/06/2019
We are pleased to welcome a new receptionist to our Eversley office, Dee Edwards has joined us from The Great House in Sonning. Dee will be the first person you will meet when visiting our...
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Vacancies and new appointments - June 2019
13/06/2019
We are delighted to welcome the following new members of staff to the team:  Jasmine Taylor - Skip & Concrete Administrator at Eversley Dee Edwards - Receptionist at...
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Charity and community news - June 2019
13/06/2019
We were pleased to donate a container to a local grassroots football team in Basingstoke; Berg Youth FC. The team are the oldest grassroots football team in Basingstoke (established 1956) and they...
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Transport/workshop/concrete news - June 2019
13/06/2019
We have taken delivery of a new grab lorry which will be used for muck away and delivery of high-quality recycled aggregates. Grab lorries are the ideal choice for large scale clearance from...
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Collard Racing news - June 2019
13/06/2019
Rob endured a frustrating weekend at Croft race circuit in North Yorkshire on the 15/16 June. With the qualifying session thwarted by red flag after red flag from various on-track incidents, 16th was...
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Fun at the Fair
17/05/2019
Our team had an enjoyable and successful day talking to the local community about our skip hire and other services at the Yateley May Fair this Early Bank Holiday Monday. This annual bank holiday...
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Demolition news - May 2019
17/05/2019
Our demolition team head to Basingstoke to start enabling works as part of re-development work at Basing View. The 65-acre business park in the heart of Basingstoke is undergoing a programme of...
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Vacancies and new appointments - May 2019
17/05/2019
Vacancies and new appointments We are urgently looking to recruit for the following roles: - Experienced demolition machine operators CCDO demolition supervisor CPCS demolition plant...
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Charity and community news - May 2019
17/05/2019
We are proud sponsors of the Charles Kingsley 200 Festival to be held in Eversley on the 14th and 15th June. Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) was a popular children's author and clergyman from...
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Transport and Concrete Plant news - May 2019
17/05/2019
Increasing fleet We have taken delivery of a new Mercedes 8 x 4 cement mixer adding to our fleet and continuing the expansion of our ready mixed concrete business. Our new concrete plant...
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Collard Racing news - May 2019
17/05/2019
Rob Collard had a successful weekend in the BTCC at Donington Park on the 27th and 28th April with three top ten finishes including a podium for P2 in race three. Rob commented “I think...
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Scrap Kings Stars
16/04/2019
We are proud to be appearing in the second series of Scrap Kings on Quest TV next month. This new series continues to follow the specialist work of demolition, salvage and waste management...
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Neighbourly Help
16/04/2019
We were pleased to be able to help our neighbours at Blackbushe airport with an incident earlier this month. After an aircraft suffered a tyre failure on landing, we were able to come to the...
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Surrey Business Expo
16/04/2019
Our trade waste team will be attending the Surrey Business Expo, which is to be held at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford on Wednesday 12th June. Registration is free and provides you with...
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Business Lunch Success
18/04/2019
We held another successful business lunch at our Eversley offices on Friday 5th April attended by stakeholders and clients from throughout the construction industry. This popular event includes a...
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Wedding Bells
16/04/2019
Congratulations to Mary Kinsella, our Health & Safety Advisor, on her engagement to Oliver Batty in Florida last month. A truly memorable proposal story for years to come - whilst swimming...
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Demolition news - April 2019
16/04/2019
Horlicks Site Demolition Our demolition team has recently started work on a well-known site in Slough which includes the iconic 'Horlicks' building, previously described as ‘the most...
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Transport and Concrete Plant news - April 2019
16/04/2019
New FORS Gold and ULEZ Compliant Vehicles Our transport team have taken delivery of two new vehicles continuing our 5 year vehicle replacement programme: The Skip Loader is an 18 ton Volvo...
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In Focus - April 2019
16/04/2019
Mary has been with R Collard for three years now as our Health & Safety Advisor, working for Chris Walsh who is our Head of Health & Safety. Together they ensure the highest standards of...
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Vacancies and new appointments - April 2019
16/04/2019
We are urgently looking to recruit the following positions: Experienced Demolition Machine Operators CCDO Demolition Supervisor CPCS Demolition Plant Operatives CCDO Demolition...
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Charity and community news - April 2019
16/04/2019
We are proud to support the following local community initiatives: The Hook & Newnham Basics Cricket Club's Nat West and ECB Cricket Force Day on Saturday 6th April The annual charity...
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Collard Racing news - April 2019
16/04/2019
Rob Collard made his debut for the Power Maxed Racing team at Brands Hatch earlier this month, driving a Vauxhall Astra on very wet and tricky track with mixed fortunes. Rob is now looking forward to...
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Third Time Lucky?
25/03/2019
We are extremely proud to have been nominated for Demolition Contractor of the Year for the third time running by industry bible Construction News. We are again shortlisted as finalists in the...
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Business Expo
25/03/2019
Our trade waste and wheelie bin service was on show at the Farnborough International Exhibition Centre as part of the Hampshire Business Expo last month and our next appearance will be at the...
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End of an Era
25/03/2019
John White, our Financial Director is about to embark on his retirement after an extensive career with the company. Everyone was sad to say goodbye to him after so many years with the team. John...
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Getting in the Swing
25/03/2019
Our first Golf Day will be held on 20th June at Camberley Heath Golf Club. A raffle will be held to decide the last few remaining invitations for this event. This inaugural Golf Day will provide...
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Demolition news - March 2019
25/03/2019
NFDC Awards Finalist We were very pleased and proud that our high reach operative, Terry Fair, was one of the finalists for the Demolition Plant Operator of the Year Award at the esteemed NFDC...
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In Focus - March 2019
25/03/2019
Meet the team Chris Cozens has started working for us as our Commercial Collections Sales Representative. He will be out promoting our new wheelie bin service offering bins from 240 to 1100...
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Vacancies and new appointments - March 2019
25/03/2019
We would like to welcome: Chris Cozens as our new Commercial Collections Sales Representative. We have the following vacancies to fill asap: Experienced demolition machine...
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Charity and community news - March 2019
25/03/2019
We are supporting the following recent local community initiatives: Pinewood Starr Boxing Club which was voted Club of the year 2017–2018 and has more champions than any other club in...
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Transport and workshop news - March 2019
25/03/2019
New Fleet & Plant Jesse James one of our long serving drivers at our Reading yard took delivery of a new DAF 7.5 ton Euro 6 FORS Gold compliant skip truck this month. We have also taken...
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Collard Racing news - March 2019
25/03/2019
Rob returns to the UK's top flight of saloon car racing next month when he makes his return to the British Touring Car Championship grid in April after agreeing a 2019 deal to join Power Maxed...
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25th Anniversary Celebrations
14/02/2019
R Collard was established in 1994 by Robert and has grown substantially over the years, to the company we are today; offering services from skip hire, aggregates, demolition, recycling and most...
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Anyone for Golf?
14/02/2019
R Collard will be holding their inaugural company Golf Day on Thursday 20th June at Camberley Heath Golf Club, one of the top 100 golf courses in England. Invitations will be sent out soon.
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Visit us at Hampshire Business Expo
14/02/2019
R Collard will be exhibiting at the Hampshire Business Expo on Tuesday 26th February 2019 at the Farnborough International Exhibition Centre. Please come and see us on stand 4, opening hours for...
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Demolition news - February 2018
14/02/2019
The Binsey Walk project in Thamesmead gets underway on the 25 February with a value in excess of £1.5 million. A major part of the work involves the planning and management of the diversion of...
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In Focus - February 2019
14/02/2019
Terry Fair has worked for R Collard for ten years as a high reach operator. Terry’s favourite things are: Food – rib eye steak and eggs Drink – vodka and tonic Sport...
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Vacancies and new appointments - February 2019
14/02/2019
We would like to welcome: Ben Brown – Assistant Plant Manager Sean McHugh – Concrete Support Specialist We urgently need the following: Receptionist at our Eversley...
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Charity and community news - February 2019
14/02/2019
This June we will be sponsoring the CK200 Festival which will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Kingsley, author of The Water Babies and a local Eversley resident. The event...
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Transport and workshop news - February 2019
14/02/2019
R Collard has taken delivery of a fleet of new Euro 6 compliant commercial vehicles which, with The Ultra Low Emission Zone ‘ULEZ for a Greener London’ replacing the T-Charge from 8...
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Collard Racing news - February 2019
14/02/2019
It has been a quiet month for Collard Racing with no track action for Rob, Ricky and Jordan. Ricky and Jordan attended a four day fitness camp at Loughborough University whilst Rob and Ricky attended...
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BSI Kitemark for R Collard Concrete
17/01/2019
Our new concrete plant is now fully operational and we were pleased to gain the BSI Kitemark for our ready mixed concrete in January. Another new lorry joined the ready mixed concrete fleet on the...
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Hampshire Business Expo
17/01/2019
R Collard will be exhibiting at the Hampshire Business Expo on Tuesday 26th February 2019 at the Farnborough International Exhibition Centre. Please come and see us on stand 4. Opening hours for...
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Business Lunch Launch
17/01/2019
R Collard have held the first of a series of business lunches for clients and stakeholders to showcase their Eversley facility. The event was well attended and feedback has been very positive....
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In Focus - January 2019
17/01/2019
Matthew Hales started work for M Collard as a skip driver in our Reading depot three years ago. Matthew’s favourite things are: · Food – Lasagna · Drink – Coke...
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Charity and community news - January 2019
17/01/2019
The Annual R Collard Christmas Party was this year held at the Aviator in Farnborough and was a great success. The Reading office had their Christmas dinner at the “Toby Carvery” only...
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Vacancies and new appointments - January 2019
17/01/2019
We would like to welcome: Russell Ellcome – Operations Manager Edmarita Curtis – Skip Administrator Ben Brown – Assistant Plant Manager We urgently need the...
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Transport and workshop news - January 2019
17/01/2019
Adrian Woodley, a skip driver at our Reading depot, is 50 years old on the 21st January ‘Happy Birthday Adrian’   Anyone interested in playing regularly in six a side football...
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Collard Racing news - January 2019
17/01/2019
Ricky Collard raced a GT3 for Aston Martin in the Abu Dhabi 12 hour endurance race and tested at Suzuka for the Japanese F3   Jordan Collard is now an official McLaren GT4 young driver...
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Successful 2018 for R Collard
14/12/2018
2018 has been another very successful year for R Collard, turnover is expected to be in excess of £33 million this year and direct employees now total over 250. Our fleet has increased to...
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Advent for our Clients
14/12/2018
This festive season the R Collard team have been out delivering our specially designed advent calendars. Jasmine Taylor at our Reading office is pictured making one of the deliveries.
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NFDC Christmas Ball
14/12/2018
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 8th December. Over...
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Demolition news - December 2018
14/12/2018
As we approach the end of 2018 we can look back on a very busy year for the demolition department. The projected turnover for 2018 is 40% higher than 2017. Our largest project was the demolition of...
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In Focus - December 2018
14/12/2018
Graham Apps started working for R Collard in 2018 as a Class One floating driver. Graham has been amazing as our Santa delivery driver taking the skips full of presents to both The Royal Berkshire in...
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Vacancies and new appointments - December 2018
14/12/2018
We urgently need the following:- Plant Manager Experienced Demolition Machine Operators CCDO Demolition Supervisor CPCS Demolition Plant Operatives CCDO Demolition...
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Charity and community news - December 2018
14/12/2018
We were delighted to continue our tradition of supporting both Frimley Park Hospital and the Royal Berkshire Hospital with their Christmas Toy Appeals and members of R Collard staff have been very...
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Transport and workshop news - December 2018
14/12/2018
One of our lovely customers decided to add a little bit of Christmas cheer by decorating her skip with fairy lights.   Anyone interested in playing regularly in six a side football...
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Collard Racing news - December 2018
14/12/2018
Ricky Collard is racing a GT3 for Aston Martin in the Abu Dhabi 12 hour endurance race before flying to Tokyo to test at Suzuka for the Japanese F3.
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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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