DEMOLITION and waste business is celebrating a major accolade.

R Collard Ltd, based in Eversley, has been featured in the Parliamentary Review, considered an essential read for business people and politicians with articles that form a template for best practice across a multitude of sectors.

Industry leaders celebrate their success, share their concerns and look to the future to consider how external factors ranging from Brexit to the domestic skills gap may affect the road ahead.

The publication includes a foreword from the prime minister Theresa May, an article from the BBC’s Andrew Neil, and an address from the Review’s co-chairmen Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett.

Robert Collard, managing director of R Collard Ltd, said: “Throughout the company’s 25-year history we’ve worked hard to continually diversify and remain at the forefront of technical excellence in our sector. It is therefore an honour for us to be included in this year’s Parliamentary Review as a Best Practice Representative in the business services section.”

When he is not flying around a British Touring Car Championship track Robert continues to develop and grow the business he started in 1994 which now employs more than 300 people.

The company’s turnover has grown to more than £35 million, around £5 million of which is routinely reinvested in the latest equipment and technology.

Mr Collard is also chairman of the London and Southern Counties region of the NFDC - the National Federation of Demolition Contractors, and discusses in this year's review the challenges and ambitions of his firm and the sector as a whole.

Daniel Yossman, the executive director of the review, said: "It is always a privilege to work with such extraordinary organisations and for them to be able to share their individual success stories will always ensure that The Parliamentary Review remains essential reading."

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