28 May 2012
Staff at a 90-year-old haulage firm with sites in Northamptonshire and Gloucestershire are celebrating after their company was presented with a prestigious national award.
Arthur Spriggs & Sons, which operates out of sites in Rushden and Tewkesbury, was presented with the Rod Abrahams Award in the annual awards ceremony organised by the Fortec Distribution Network.
The award followed a vote among Fortec’s 65-strong network of licensees across the UK.
It was in recognition of the company’s dedication to Fortec and its work ethos - going the extra mile for the benefit of Fortec and customers.
Ben Kelly, Contracts Manager who oversees the Fortec arm of the business, was among 250 guests who attended the event, held at Beaumont Park in Windsor.
He said: “We were delighted to receive the Rod Abrahams Award. It’s nice to be recognised for the volumes of work we have taken on since joining the Fortec Network and to be rewarded for the success that we have achieved with the network. With our plans for 2012 and the current strength of the network I am sure we will have further successes next year.
“We have an excellent relationship which consistently proves mutually beneficial to ourselves and Fortec and we look forward to continuing to develop that relationship in the years to come.”
The company was established by Arthur Spriggs at the end of the First World War. His son Derek took over the firm and today Derek’s two sons, Derek Jnr and Christopher, run the business.
Over the years the firm has continued to grow. It moved into Gloucestershire in the 1990s and today employs 120 people, operating a fleet of just under 100 trucks and serving a clientbase across Gloucester, Hereford, Swindon and Bristol.
Neil Hodgson, Managing Director of the Fortec Distribution Network, said: “Congratulations to everyone at Arthur Spriggs whose hard work over the past 12 months has been recognised by fellow licensees within the Fortec family.
“We had worked alongside the company for a while before it joined the Network and although it is still a relative newcomer it has established itself as a major player within Fortec. We are delighted to reward its consistent performance in what we feel is the most appropriate way.”