AMS Celebrates 30 Years of Business! - Avon Materials Supplies

AMS Celebrates 30 Years of Business!

Many years ago, Ian and Lyn started a business from their living room. This year, thanks to the support from their family, friends, and colleagues Avon Material Supplies (AMS) will be celebrating its 30th birthday.

Have a read of this article to see how we have grown in the past 5 years.

Massive thank you to every one of you.

Thanks to all of you for using our services and offering your honest feedback. Because of you, and the incredible work put in by all of the staff, we have been able to see in our 30th birthday – a milestone we’re very proud of!

“I am immensely proud of what we have achieved in the past 30 years. We couldn’t have done it without the support of all our customers, staff and my family.

So I want to say a massive thank you to every one of you. I am not going anywhere, and I look forward to having a front-row seat to see where James and the team take the business going forward. Here is to another 30 years.

Ian Mariner, Founder, Avon Material Supplies

Welcoming a new leader

Ian Mariner, the founder of AMS, welcomed James Howarth in as the new Managing Director in 2022 to allow him to spend a little more time with his grandchildren and to pursue a number of exciting new AMS projects.

Ian is continuing to be hands-on in helping James to grow the company whilst maintaining the business’s excellent customer service and reputation as a great place to work!

The heart of any business is the customer and here at AMS we’ve used your feedback – 396 Trustpilot reviews and counting – and our expertise in your needs to add some exciting additions and improvements over the last 5 years.

Concrete Plans

For individuals sourcing concrete for the first time, to experienced tradespeople, we made the huge move to offering a full-service concrete solution.

From starting with a mix on-site concrete service using our own volumetric trucks, we quickly realised that there was an opportunity to expand by offering a comprehensive concrete solution. As a result, AMS now offers its customers the opportunity to collect concrete from our batching plant near Wimborne or to receive a concrete delivery using either a volumetric or drum mixer truck.

We’ve Bin Busy

Over the years we’ve worked hard to provide Dorset businesses with reliable and licensed waste management solutions, which include cartaway, RoRos, skip bags and skip hire. In the last 5 years, our waste collection division has been expanded to also include wheelie bins and refuse sacks.

Being able to offer Dorset businesses a trustworthy local alternative to the big national services, which could save them money, is something we think is worth celebrating. With our commercial wheelie bin services, you get:

  • Choice of bin sizes
  • Choice of collection frequencies
  • Dedicated collections for different waste streams
  • High recycling rates as we dispose with our partner company Commercial Recycling

A lot can happen in 5 years – what could be next on the commercial wheelie bin agenda?

Skipping Town

As of September 2022, we made the move to offering affordable and stress-free 6 and 8-yard skip hire for all types of waste in the Somerset area – a big win for us!

Importantly we continue to ensure the environment is top-priority as all of the skip waste we collect is taken to Somerset Recycling Centre, where as much of it as possible is recycled and recovered.

If you’re in Somerset and require a skip you can order through our handy online shop.

High Vis to High Tech

Something we’re raising a glass to is our dedication to making sure your experience onsite at AMS is seamless and efficient.

In November 2022 AMS implemented a waste collection software to keep everything in one convenient place.

No more rifling about in your vehicle to locate that all-important paperwork! You’ll now have access to an easy-to-use customer portal where you can download invoices and see tickets.

What else is new?

Since we turned 25 we’ve packed a lot into making the business bigger and better. Alongside everything we mentioned above, we wanted to give special mentions to:

  • AMS Skip Bags – an area of business that’s really expanded in the last 5 years with the addition of our dedicated skip bag truck.
  • New Trucks – increasing our fleet of trucks means we get to you in a quicker timeframe!
  • In-House Workshop – we’re now in control of our truck maintenance on-site.
  • Online Shop – manage your projects with ease by simply ordering our services online 24/7!
  • Staff – we’ve continued to invest in growing our teams, bringing in the best talent and committing to their development.

What a difference 5 years can make! With exciting plans and opportunities for investment in the pipeline, we are confident the coming years will be no different.

Here’s to Avon Material Supplies turning 30 and the next 5 years…

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