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MPBA Member has proved that doing good is good for business

posted: 12th Feb 2013

Rawley Plant Ltd, based in Basildon, Essex, has a lot to celebrate: after 51 years trading, the company has recorded its best ever year.

As you are possibly aware Rawley Plant is a small family run supplier of portable site accommodation and toilet hire for the construction industry in London and the south east as well as being a supportive and founder member of PSE.  Over the past couple of years they've won multiple business awards, become FORS bronze accredited and are the first company to score Gold in all categories of an Organisation for Responsible Business audit.

In an unstable and competitive construction industry they have grown year on year to compete with national suppliers of portable cabins, welfare units and toilets to become the number one choice for Tier 1 construction companies such as Skanska Balfour Beatty for the M25 widening, Birse Civils for the local A13 Sadlers Farm improvements and other major civil engineering projects around the region as well as continuing to serve their local community within the building industry.

They are located on the doorstep of the Dubai Ports World & Laing O'Rourke development at the Thames Gateway and are already gaining a reputation on site for their quality portable site accommodation, welfare units, site offices, gatehouses, chemical and mains toilets and toilet blocks as well as their excellent attention to customer satisfaction and staff wellbeing.
They are involved in Crossrail projects and many other projects large and small across the region.
On Friday 1st February their success was made even sweeter when Stephen Metcalfe MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, presented them with a certificate for attaining the Responsible Business Standard at Gold Level.
Stephen Metcalfe congratulated the company for being a trail blazer in demonstrating responsible business practices and hoped many other businesses would follow their example.
He added: "It is very clear that you have achieved this standard because of the ethos embedded at the very heart of your company.
"We need more companies to consider their impact on the environment, their staff and customers, and the wider community if we want to create a better society for now and for future generations."
The Responsible Businesses Standard measures a business' performance in a number of key areas to ensure it is operating efficiently and ethically, meeting legislation, and considering its impact on people and the environment.
Not only did Rawley Plant achieve an overall Gold, but also easily achieved Gold in each of the six key areas (workplace; environment; community; marketplace; ethics, values & transparency; business processes/business
Susan Rom and Graham Clarke of Bizphit, who carried out the robust and enquiring audit,  praised the company saying they didn't think they would find a business more worthy of a gold standard award, adding: "The business was an absolute pleasure to visit and the attention to detail in all aspects of the business was a pleasure to see."
Rawley Plant provides a range of site accommodation and toilet hire services, including their own new range of ecoCabins. Howard Rawley, the current MD, is emphatic about providing first class customer service and works to the maxim of "happy staff = happy customers." Clearly the staff do enjoy working at Rawley Pant: indeed, one employee has been there for 44 years.

They hope that their long trading history in London and the South East coupled with their proud achievements and growth throughout the recent downturn can provide hope and inspiration to other SME's no matter what their industry.

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