As RVA Group nears its milestone 30th year in business, several members of the team recently gathered for a weekend of reflection, laughter, and a dash of competitive spirit.
To kick off the celebrations, 25 colleagues and their partners headed to North Yorkshire – the birthplace of RVA back in 1992. First up, was a test of skill at Hazel Bank Shooting Ground, with Mark Costin – the husband of our business administrator Anita – taking home the trophy for the most clays shot.
Next, it was on to The White Hart Hotel in the centre of Harrogate, to enjoy some outstanding food, drinks, and great company.
“Pre-pandemic, our colleagues would often find themselves working on complex decommissioning projects, sometimes all over the world,” commented RVA Group’s founder and managing director Richard Vann. “So, as a company, we’ve always made the time to come together to keep the team spirit alive.
“We’ve definitely missed that in recent times, so as we near our 30th anniversary – which we’ll mark officially in November – it seemed the perfect opportunity to celebrate how far we’ve all come, together.”
It was important that partners were invited too, believes Richard.
“We spend so much of our time at work, and the pressures of the day job mean we really do need the support of our loved ones at home,” he said. “They too have been on the RVA journey with us, so I’m delighted so many could join in the fun. There was one very important person missing for me – my wife, who stayed at home to support our son who was in the thick of his GCSEs. She has been an integral part of our progress, over the years.”
RVA Group has now successfully completed more than 850 inherently high-hazard decommissioning projects – and counting – for global brands. From the provision of front-end engineering services years before any practical decommissioning activity begins, through to the supervision of entire demolition schemes which result in full site clearances, the brand has grown to become a market leader in this niche field, on a truly worldwide basis.