Monday 16th September to Sunday 22nd September is the RHA’s (Road Haulage Association) National Lorry Week.
We’ll be showing we #LoveTheLorry with a spotlight on one of our Burcombe fleet every day. Today’s focus however is viewing haulage as a career option. Burcombe employ over 80 staff (a few in this photo!), but they’re not all drivers! There are other opportunities and training available within this essential and fast-growing industry, such as IT Operator, Workshop Technician, Health & Safety Officer, Credit Controller, Depot Administrator, Traffic Operator and much more.
We managed to dodge the showers and have a fantastic first day at The Royal Cornwall Show yesterday. We had new vehicles to the fleet on display, all in their newly branded Burcombe livery looking incredible in red and gold.
If you’re heading to the Show today or tomorrow, be sure to take a look at Burcombe presence on the following stands:
Stuart’s Volvo Truck and Bus, stand number 673 Kellands Plant Sales Ltd, stand number 536 Scania GB Ltd, stand number 674
Burcombe Haulage are excited to be part of Cornwall’s biggest event, The Royal Cornwall Show, once again this year with many of our fleet on display. From Thursday 6th June until Saturday 8th June, the Show welcomes around 120,000 visitors across the 3 day event – now in its 226th year.
Burcombe will have the following vehicles at Wadebridge, so
why not pop along to the stands and take a look for yourself!
Stuart’s Volvo Truck and Bus, stand number 673: Volvo FM 18t sweeper, stock sweeper body, 370BHP, Globetrotter sleeper cab
Kellands Plant Sales Ltd, stand number 536: Volvo FMX 8 x 4 Tridem tipper, 500BHP, Charlton body
Scania GB Ltd, stand number 674: Scania S500 6 x 2 Tractor unit, 500 BHP Scania G360 XT 6 x 4 Tipper, 360BHP, Charlton body
Congratulations to Callycombe Aggregates who are celebrating their first year in trading. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff for their hard work and to our loyal customer base who have continued to support local business and quality materials.
Following Burcombe Haulage’s acquisition of the business last year, the company has grown both in staff numbers and production of stone and aggregate for trade and private customers. In addition, Callycombe Aggregates team has been praised by The Institute of Quarrying for their enthusiasm, understanding and practical application of key regulations and standards for health and safety.
Burcombe Haulage kindly sponsored the pitch hire for the Hockey v Rugby match at Lux Park in Liskeard yesterday, between Caradon Hockey Club and Liskeard-Looe Ladies RFC.
The well supported and attended event was raising money for St Lukes Hospice and was a work effort as Caradon players from Burcombe – Carina, Nicola and Helen took part with Rachel from Callycombe Aggregates also on the team, plus Burcombe driver Will who trained the girls and helped on the day. Despite a few aches and bruises, everyone was still smiling at the end!
Burcombe Haulage are proud and thrilled to have received
three awards at THE Pallet Network (TPN) Awards on Saturday night, including
the top award – Depot of the Year.
The event, held at the Crowne Plaza in Stratford-upon-Avon,
recognises achievements and performance in logistics in the UK pallet network
sector. Hosted by comedian and actor Sir Lenny Henry, TPN members from around
the country gathered to celebrate excellence across a range of award
The Cornish company’s first award of the night was for
Regional Business Development for the West region, highlighting Burcombe’s
growth and coverage in the area. It was soon followed by Regional Depot of the
Year West region, in winning this the company were put forward for the biggest
award of the night – Depot of the Year which they went onto win for outstanding
and professional performance.
Director of Burcombe Haulage, Carina Hodge said: “We are so
proud to be presented with this award, it is a credit to every member of the
Burcombe team who work so hard to achieve the results. To be voted by our
fellow TPN members makes it even more special, we are very passionate about
what we do and it’s fantastic to receive the recognition.”