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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

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 [...]

1207, 2019

How much wood would a wood chipper chip if a wood chipper could chip wood?

The last month or so has proven to be incredibly busy for the AJB Team both on and off the tools. Toby, Tom and Harry have all successfully gained their NPTC tickets for L2 Award in the Safe Use of a Manually Fed Wood-chipper. CSCS  exams are creeping up and over the next couple of weeks hopefully Toby is going to gain his Aerial Rescue ticket and Tom his chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting ticket. We're pushing forwards with training and pulling together as the pace ramps up, which inevitably adds that extra bit of pressure and we thrive off it! Recent jobs have taken us into the heart of London, as far as Ipswich and as close as our front doorstep. We've had the occasional job which has been a little different to our 'usual' tree work, including the dismantle of a wooden bridge damaged by livestock, that was great [...]

2405, 2019

The AJB family expands!

We've welcomed two new members of staff to the business recently. Due to company growth and the need to have more men on the ground (and in the air!) we had been on the lookout for trainee tree surgeons with a passion for the outdoors, a great sense of humour and a strong work ethic. After a long day of interviewing recently we found the perfect pair! Tom has been with us for a couple of weeks now, coming from a background using machinery and a hunger to learn the ropes. Toby is completing his first week here with us having moved on from his part-time role, striving for a new career. Toby is a keen rock climber and he's already got the agility side of things under his belt. Our existing teams are delighted to have some 'fresh blood' on board and we're looking forward to progressing them through their [...]

105, 2019

Forestry First Aid For All – 1st May 2019

Health and safety is always at the forefront of our minds and in the work that we do on a daily basis. At the beginning of May the AJB Team attended and completed First Aid +F provided by the Lantra awarding body. We are delighted to say that all our operatives and managers comfortably passed the course. Additional peace of mind out on site and in the vans is always welcome. The course was informative and helpful and we’re all armed with the right, up to date skills and information should we ever need them in an emergency. Our next lot of training will be towards the end of the Summer for new members of the team. […]