Richard and Maxine begin a new chapter this Spring and the Burcombe Team wish them great happiness and good health.
To celebrate this memorable event the team arranged a surprise helicopter flight yesterday where they both enjoyed views of Maxine’s home farm at St Neot, Callywith Quarry, Five Acres and the stunning sights of the Cornish coastline.
From Maxine and Richard: “Our appreciation goes out to all those who have supported us both past and present throughout our working career. We have had great times and shared many happy memories, our only wish is that we could have thanked you all personally. We have every faith and confidence the success of the business will continue as we proudly hand over to the new generation. Thank you one and all!”
A new chapter begins for this deserving pair as they look forward to a more relaxed way of life. Working tirelessly since Burcombe Haulage began in 1985, their morals and values will continue to inspire us.
Richard and Maxine, we wish you great happiness and good health.
Today is the anniversary of the first lockdown of this Covid-19 pandemic. We would like to thank our loyal customers and suppliers for their continued support and especially the hard work of the entire Burcombe team. Being an essential transport industry, we have remained operational during these strange times, providing goods through the supply chain from supermarkets to construction and pharmaceutical deliveries.
We all look forward to brighter times ahead as we aim for the lockdown easing in the next few months. To continue to minimise the risk of transmission, please remember all the Covid precautions and stay safe.
Our 15 year old Volvo FM9 6w tipper reached an incredible 1 million kilometres last week – that’s equal to 25 times around the world and 2,985 times across the Tamar Bridge – which it may have realistically done!
A true hero of the fleet – providing muck away since new across hundreds of sites in Cornwall and Devon and still going strong, adding many more kms to that dial every day.
We are delighted to announce that this year’s chosen charities for fundraising are The British Heart Foundation and The Merlin Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Cornwall.
The vision of The British Heart Foundation is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. The donations they receive go to researching cures and treatments for heart diseases, stroke, vascular dementia and diabetes – www.bhf.org.uk
The Merlin MS Centre is the only purpose built facility in Cornwall that provides a comprehensive range of subsidised and affordable therapies for those whose lives are affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The services the charity provides are also available to those with other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, Stroke, ME Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). For many, the centre provides a much needed safe haven which includes day respite, counselling, an assisted transport service and social activities – www.merlinmscentre.org.uk
All money raised throughout the year will be split evenly between these two worthy charities and their important causes.
We paid a visit to The Hugs Foundation in Bodmin on Friday to deliver a cheque from the money raised from our collection tin in the office. At the start of each year we choose a charity and throughout the next 12 months, drivers, staff and visitors drop off their spare change into the tin and their kind generosity this year resulted in a donation of £270.
Helen visited The Hugs Foundation site, met by the friendly staff but also plenty of friendly animals – dogs, horses, chickens, cats, goats and pigs! These animals are sadly often rescued from neglected, abused or poorly kept conditions, they are rehabilitated and rehomed after care from the foundation. Hugs also provides a diverse range of therapeutic activities for children, young people, adults and the elderly. The animals play a massive part in support for those suffering mental ill health, social exclusion, disadvantages and disabilities. For more information or to donate, please visit www.hugsfoundation.org.uk
Burcombe Haulage have also donated to The British Heart Foundation this festive season, as well as the Derriford Hospital Gift Appeal – selecting presents through their Amazon wish list to help the appeal ensure every child in Derriford has a present to open on Christmas Day.
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