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Take a look at our blog to see what we've been doing
Take a look at our blog to see what we've been doing

Take a look at our blog to see what we’ve been doing

1912, 2019

Where did those 365 days go?

The Christmas music is on, the Christmas Party is just around the corner and it’s not long now until all of us at AJB down tools and take a well-earned break. The countdown to ‘shutting up shop’ is officially on but not before we tidy up our last few jobs for the year and call in on our customers to check all is well. Having said that, we never really do stop entirely with teams on 24/7 standby throughout the festive season for many of the local Councils, Highways and anyone in need of emergency tree works. Our staff were quick to volunteer their standby services which reflects just how dedicated and hard working they have all been throughout this year. We have welcomed several new members to the AJB family throughout 2019 and each one of them is an asset to the company, bringing with them a multitude of skills. We’re [...]

3010, 2019

It’s true, time really does fly when you’re having fun……

......and just like that, November is here and Autumn is well and truly in the air! As the nights draw in and the mornings become crisp our workload shows no sign of retreat up to Christmas and beyond. It has been incredibly humbling over the last couple of months to hear from many local familiar faces and some brand new ones to book in their tree and hedge work requirements alongside new commercial customers coming on board. Not only has our customer base grown further, so has our work force. We've welcomed Nathan and India recently who between them have years of past experience and valuable knowledge. Nathan and India have been great additions to the AJB gang and have brought with them enthusiasm, drive and most importantly the skills we need to further succeed as a team. As usual, we continue to plough on with training, the priority being first aid [...]

1408, 2019

The Seal of Approval

We are delighted to have obtained our Buy with Confidence status with Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) this week. Our Director, Adam, started the ball rolling with a member of the Council and handed over to our Operations Manager, Amy, to bring it over the line. We are incredibly grateful to our existing customers that the Council selected for references; they sang our praises (so we’re told)! The process had several steps, including the audit of quotes, invoices, health and safety paperwork and how we advertise. Once all the paperwork had been submitted Amy met with a member of the OCC to discuss various things, including how the business runs, who is responsible for which areas of the business and which parts of the UK we tend to work in most. We know from experience that word of mouth is an incredibly powerful tool but to have another accreditation under our belt will [...]

608, 2019

Big wheels keep on turning!

This week the AJB fleet has grown considerably in size with the arrival of our new Valtra tractor and high capacity trailer. The ‘new toy’ buzz has been reverberating around the yard and adds an extra element of excitement for everyone on the day to day job. Seeing the business develop to improve efficiency and costings is important for members of staff and our wide base of customers. As we begin to expand further the Directors of the business are keen to continue to take care of recycling and the environment as much as possible. The high capacity trailer can hold and transport up to 10 Transit loads of waste in one go, impressive hey! The time and energy it will save will be somewhat life changing for our teams but also reduces our impact on the environment. With the right tools we can reach the goals we’ve set for ourselves sooner [...]