After Natwest Bank helped us finance our new office and reception, they wanted to make a press release.
Kate Visser of the Natwest press office wrote up the project, and articles have appeared in Business Insider, Business Desk and Doncaster Free Press.
We supplied the pictures:
Some of our office staff: Graeme Hargreaves (Workshop Foreman), Peter Coggan (Service Manager), Tina Mackie (Service Administrator), Gemma Croskell (Accountant), Joe Clarke (Operations Manager), Laura Rose Marshall (Service Administrator), Brett Bonser (Parts).
The exterior of the new office and reception.
Office interior: John, Chris and Harry’s desk.
Office interior: Main entrance, customer café area and reception desk. Free tea and coffee!
Office interior: Looking out from the mezzanine.
Here’s Kate’s text:
John Hudson Trailers Embarks on Business Growth Ambitions with Office Refurbishment
Family-owned and operated John Hudson Trailers has completed a massive refurbishment of its main office in Bawtry with support from NatWest.
John Hudson Trailers, which was set up in 1959, specialises in hire, sale and service of HGV commercial specialised trailers. Services include short and long term hire trailers, HGV DVSA testing, breakdown assistance, spares, test preparation, tachograph calibration and brake analysis for trucks, trailers, buses and other public service vehicles.
The improvements include creation of a single new entrance way, a reception area, and an open office space for customers and staff. John Hudson Trailers has been based at the site in Bawtry since its opening.
John Hudson Trailers has a fleet of 500 trailers for hire which can also be purchased and workshop on site. The fleet includes large hire trailers which are capable of transporting larger items such as parts for wind turbines.
Graham Robbins is one of four directors at the company. He said: “The new office is a big step forward for us as part of our commitment to delivering for our customers. We are able to communicate more effectively so customers’ queries can be dealt with more quickly.”
A total of 48 people are employed in the business, including the company’s new operations manager Joe Clarke. Graham said: “Our hiring of Joe has also been a benefit as he manages our premises so we can work more efficiently.”
When the time came to obtain funding for the refurbishment, the management team at John Hudson Trailers turned to NatWest Relationship Director Martin Gorman for support. Martin obtained a six-figure loan to facilitate the project.
Graham said: “We moved our banking facilities to NatWest in 2008 and the bank has always been very good to work with, especially during the recession. The team has provided us with flexible funding solutions that support our business goals.”
Martin said: “I was delighted to support John Hudson Trailers with funding facilities for the office refurbishment project which will assist the business in achieving its long-term business aspirations. We wish the team at John Hudson every success for the future.”
For more information contact:
Kate Visser, Regional PR Manager
Notes to Editors:
RBS is a UK-based banking and financial services company, headquartered in Edinburgh.
RBS provides a wide range of products and services to personal, commercial and large corporate and institutional customers through its two main subsidiaries, The Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest, as well as through a number of other well-known brands including Ulster Bank and Coutts.