A Proper Update, our waste cooking oil collection and delivery newsletter is being sent out this week. Proper Oils has made a lot of improvements this year and we are excited to share them with you.
Office Christmas hours
The Proper Oils office will be closed from Saturday 24th December and re-opens on Tuesday 3rd January. Please call us before the 20th December if you have any specific requirements over this period.
Would you like a free 20 litre container of cooking oil? In the New Year, Proper Oils will be launching a referral program. If you recommend our services to another catering customer and they sign up for deliveries or collection of waste oil, we will reward you by delivering a 20 litre drum of vegetable oil or rapeseed oil free of charge.
In March we moved to fantastic new premises in Southall to allow the space to grow. A bigger site means more room to house and expand our fleet of vehicles and work in a much safer environment. We expect you didn’t notice as we delivered and collected every day on schedule!
Our new vehicles are on the road
You may have noticed our smart new lorries delivering and collecting your oil. We are upgrading all our vehicles to new Mitsubishi lorries. Our aim is to collect & deliver oil more efficiently with more space, safer as we have a special bunded non-slip floor, and easier. They are also very fuel efficient, and operate to the latest Euro 6 engine standards – so less harmful emissions.
New branding across the board
Have you noticed that the team are all dressed in new, black uniforms? And you certainly won’t have missed the lorries in their new black, patterned liveries. Soon, the new oil which we deliver will be in matching Proper Oils packaging too.
What happens to your used cooking oil?
We have designed a poster to show your team in the kitchen and your customers what happens to your waste cooking oil, how it is recycled, and how you are working to best practice. It is titled “This is a sustainable kitchen”. Please get in touch if you’d like a copy delivered for display in your place.
We are now celebrating our first full year as an approved London Living Wage employer, we also continue with our Freight Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS) accreditation to prove good transport practice, and we have joined the Freight Transport Association (FTA) to keep up to date with the latest transport news and best practice. Environmentally thinking, we are also measuring our carbon usage, and will have an exciting announcement about this in the New Year.
Improvements to service
In the background, we are working hard to implement a new database to manage your collections and deliveries. This will help improve the way we do business with you.
Better than ever
All our hard work is paying off, as we are recycling 20% more cooking oil, serving more customers, and have attracted new contracts with large customers such as Heathrow Airport, Wembley Stadium, Hawksmoor and Foxlow.
Proper Oils looks forward to working with you in a prosperous 2017.