A HAMPSHIRE engineering firm has won a multi-million pound contract.

Raymond Brown has joined up with Viridor, one of the UK’s largest waste management companies.

The contract will not only boost the overall group but will make Raymond Brown Aggregates one the leading companies in processing incinerator bottom ash in the country.

Viridor incinerates non-recyclable waste collected from Oxfordshire homes on behalf of the county council.

Raymond Brown has signed a 15-year contract with Viridor to process ash from the incineration process for use in road construction and similar activities.

To service the contract, Raymond Brown - which has operations at Barton Stacey near Winchester, offices in Nursling, and its group headquarters in Ringwood - will invest £2 million into the processing plant in Oxford.

The group has a turnover of near £90m and employs over 400 people in its civil engineering, construction, aggregates and recycling businesses, has been growing in recent years, despite the recession.