New Premises and £40,000 Investment

New premises and £40,000 investment as Worcestershire’s AA Salt moves to next level

An award-winning Worcestershire gritting and snow clearance company has taken its next growth steps following a move to second premises and a five-figure vehicle fleet investment.

AA Salt, which helps hundreds of businesses keep their premises safe by gritting and snow ploughing car parks and access roads in the winter months, has relocated its operations base to a 12,500 square foot storage and operations facility in Cowsden, near Upton Snodsbury.

The move doubles the size of the firm’s operational capacity and adds a second site on top of its headquarters in Himbleton.

The move to a second site has also seen a £40,000 investment into….

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Doubled productivity thanks to mobile workforce system

BigChange Mobile Workforce App Doubles Productivity at Gritting Operator AA Salt

Winter maintenance company AA Salt has doubled the productivity of its gritting operators following the introduction of a cloud-based mobile workforce system from BigChange.  Operators equipped with rugged tablets use a mobile app that synchronises in real-time with back-office management software as part of a 5 in 1 solution for paperless working.

The productivity gains, which are due to improved routing and job scheduling using BigChange Schedular software and greater efficiency through the elimination of paperwork. As part of the system, the fleet is also fitted with GPS tracking so gritting operations can be monitored 24/7 and this, coupled with live status reports from gritting operators, has allowed AA Salt to boost customer service.

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AA Salt Set for FSB Awards Success

Worcestershire gritting and snow plough firm set for awards success

A successful family firm from Worcestershire has been shortlisted for a regional business award in recognition of its growth, customer service and environmental credentials.

Himbleton-based AA Salt, which helps hundreds of businesses keep their premises safe by gritting and snow ploughing their car parks in the winter, has been shortlisted by the Federation of Small Businesses for the trade body’s West Midlands Family Business of the Year award. They will be up against four other family-owned firms.

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AA Salt Set For Awards Success

Worcestershire family up for business award

Since July’s award win, the winter maintenance firm has attracted new customers who see how using a bespoke local gritting contractor can add value – with quick 24/7 response times, dedicated and well-trained staff, online tracking, accurate local knowledge and pinpoint weather forecasting.

With preparation always top of the list, the Himbleton company’s 14 lorries, 4×4 vehicles, quadbikes and salt reserves are now being primed to support over 400 sites in Herefordshire and Worcestershire including hospitals, schools and retail parks. AA Salt’s Nikki Rogers said: “To be crowned Family Business of the Year was a wow moment for us. It showed we’re going in the right direction, but we can’t stand still.

Our thoughts have quickly turned to the coming winter months with forecasts rumoured to be cold and challenging. We’re proud to play such an important role in keeping the two counties moving during periods of bad weather and with more customers this year we’ve got to be ahead of the game more than ever. It’s a challenge we’re tackling head on.” “AA Salt not only provide an excellent service in delivery, but they are a brand you can trust. As a business it is clear they are passionate about what they do, through communicating and advising clients to ensuring they deliver a great service no matter what the weather. AA Salt are the key to business continuity for many businesses”. Richard Parmenter DRPG

Family Business of The Year Awards

Worcestershire firm crowned Family Business of the Year

A thriving family-owned business from Worcestershire has lifted one of the county’s top business awards.

AA Salt, which helps hundreds of local businesses keep their premises safe by gritting and snow ploughing their car parks in the winter, has won the Family Business of the Year category at the 2019 Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber Business Awards.

Formed in 2002, the family firm is run from its Himbleton-headquarters by Nikki Rogers, husband Mark, and son Ben Tanner. Over the past 17 years they have gone on to employ 27 full-time and seasonal workers and grown to 400 customers.

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Family Firm Set For Success

Worcestershire family up for business award

A Worcester gritting and snow clearance company has been shortlisted for a prestigious county business award.

Himbleton-based AA Salt, which helps hundreds of local businesses keep their premises safe by gritting and snow ploughing their car parks, has been shortlisted in the Family Business of the Year category at the 2019 Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber Business Awards.

Formed in 2002, the family firm is run by county businesswoman Nikki Rogers, husband Mark, and son Ben Tanner. It has gone on to employ 27 full and part-time workers and has grown with over 400 customers from both the public and private sector.

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