Exciting news from our customer TJ Books, Burcombe are proud to be entrusted with delivering their quality products.
Today is a big day in the history of TJ.
Throughout lockdown, we have been busy investing in new machinery for our factory and considering who we are, what makes us different, and where we are going in the bright new future. And we are therefore delighted to return under our new name of TJ Books, with an exciting new look and feel.
Producing on average 1,000 titles a month, we are one of the UK’s largest independent manufacturers of quality books. We are also a people-first business and as a team of over 120 colleagues, we are all about enabling our team to be able to make the most of our location right by the beach near Padstow, Cornwall, and the enviable Cornish lifestyle.
Our new fresh, dynamic and modern website not only showcases what we do here in Cornwall, it also portrays our unique personality within the print trade and the personality of the brilliant people in our eclectic team here at TJ Books.
Director, Richard Batten, takes a look around the latest addition to the Burcombe fleet – the Volvo FM 380. The vehicle, with Charlton body, has full 360 cameras and additional safety strobe lights and was put straight to work on Friday as the busy period continues.
Renault van arrived this week and is now out supporting the bigger trucks in
making deliveries to the areas where a smaller vehicle is required. It will also
serve as a starter vehicle for drivers coming through the Burcombe training
Burcombe Haulage were delighted to help out Devon & Cornwall Food Action (DCFA) to get their chiller van back on the road, providing deliveries to families across both counties.
The charity strives to eradicate food poverty in Devon and
Cornwall, run almost entirely by a volunteer workforce. DCFA work with food
producers and supermarkets to redistribute surplus good to those in need, supplying
and providing food to families identified as being in desperate need to feed
Burcombe worked in partnership with Burts Snacks in picking
up and repairing one of their chiller vans, which is essential to the fleet in
collecting and delivering cold foods from food providers to those who need it
We received the following thank you video from Alan Dunne,
Chairman for Devon & Cornwall Food Action, thanking both companies for
their help and time in fixing the vehicle and we are more than happy to have
been able to help this fantastic charity be able to continue their much needed
work in the community.
Burcombe Haulage took delivery of a new Volvo FMX 500 bhp
8×4 tipper last week as it went straight to work, driven by long standing
Burcombe employee Kevin Daw.
Featuring the latest step D version Euro 6 emission
standard, onboard weigher, auto tailgate and easy sheet. The Charlton steel
muckaway body is emblazoned with the new company font, while the high roof
Globetrotter cab has leather seats, a fridge and a microwave fitted for driver
comfort for overnights and working away on site.
Justin Fisher of Stuart Truck and Bus pictured with Burcombe
Haulage Director Roger Ackford.
There have been many changes at Burcombe in the last three months as we adapt to Government restrictions for the safety of our staff and visitors.
Although many businesses have reopened this week, as an essential industry Burcombe Haulage have continued to run throughout the lockdown and have been modifying how we work since March. Hand sanitiser stations, protective screens, adopting 2m when it comes to desk space and movement around the yard and offices, signage and PPE packs, to name a few.
We will maintain adjustments to our working practice and environment in response to the most up to date guidelines and risk assessments, to ensure it is a safe workplace while the fight against Covid19 continues.
Big thank you to all the team for their support and co-operation throughout!
Burcombe Haulage’s new Volvo FH500 tc will be on the road
from 1st June and comes with a fuel saving engine and equipment required for
new driving safety regulations in London.
The Volvo turbo compound engine features an ‘I-Save’
package, which equates to an overall saving of 5% on fuel – advantageous for
the nationwide mileage this truck covers.
With additional devices fitted to achieve a safety permit to
comply with the London Direct Vision Standard, the vehicle has a close
proximity sensor, blind spot cameras, class V and VI mirrors and an audible
alert for when the vehicle is turning left.
With the support of our local dealer Stuarts Truck and Bus,
Burcombe were able to trial their demonstrator vehicle and a subsequent
purchase was made. The vehicle will be the first new truck for driver Robin
Burton and replaces his outgoing 5 year old FH500.
Burcombe Haulage supported the East Cornwall Great Trethew
Point to Point last Sunday, volunteering to provide roadsweeper services.
Thankfully the event went ahead, despite the concerning weather conditions and
the original date cancellation.
Congratulations to Charlotte Summersby, who picked up her
first Point to Point win on Cloudy Music, a barn in the novice riders.
The team at
Burcombe are soon to face challenges across Bath, Manchester, London and
Plymouth, all in aid of four amazing charities.
Nicola will be taking on the Bath Half Marathon and the Manchester Full Marathon, Stuart will be walking the 12k for St Luke’s Men’s Day Out, while Carina and Helen will be running the streets of London for the Landmarks Half Marathon.
Our four chosen charities are – Plymouth St.Luke’s Hospice, Cancer Research, Mencap and Teenage Cancer Trust. We will be running as individuals but fundraising as a team.
All donations greatly received will be split between the
four charities to help them continue the wonderful work they do in research and
If you wish to sponsor Team Burcombe please call the office and Nicola can arrange collecting/transferring the donation from you.