AN EVERSLEY-based firm has claimed a region-wide award to recognise its achievements.

Waste management, demolition and haulage business R Collard Ltd was presented with the Dynamic Business of the Year prize at the Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards (TVBMA) held on November 16.

The Dynamic Business of the Year award looks for businesses that have demonstrated a clear vision for the development of their staff, systems, products or services throughout the year.

This award’s sponsors, NatWest, visited R Collard’s head office earlier this year to see for themselves the company’s vision for growth that has transformed it into a major regional player in the waste management, demolition and haulage business.

R Collard’s managing director Robert Collard, said: “The Thames Valley is home to some of the most successful and dynamic businesses in the UK - from start-ups to multinationals – and I am delighted that R Collard has been considered amongst the best.

“It is an exciting area in which to run a business, offering opportunities for expansion and collaboration which, combined with the enthusiasm of R Collard’s staff has enabled us to thrive.”

The ceremony was held at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, at the Madejski Stadium, in Reading, and the award was presented by guest speaker and impressionist Jon Culshaw.

Launched by The Business Magazine, the awards are now in its 23rd year.