Banbury-based TWE Haulage has moved into a new-build premises being constructed on the site of its very first yard on the 1.2 acre Clearway House site.
Ross Edden, son of the founder and MD Trevor Edden, realised that the company needed space to grow from its current premises. Ross, who is only 23, then went on to overseeing the purchase of the site and was project manager for the entire design and building of the new premises. (Commercial manager Ross is pictured on the right and his brother Tristan, operations manager is on the left.)
Trevor Edden says that Rossâ€™ handling of the site was in keeping with their carefully laid succession plan. â€œRoss and his brother Tristan will become directors in April and in a few years they will take over from me,â€ he says. â€œThis is their site to grow into and their vision for developing the business. Ross did a remarkable job in handling every aspect of the build.â€
The build was completed on time and on target in December 2016. â€œThis is a purpose-built premises which is 33% bigger overall and will give us room to grow and develop both our volume capacity and our customer services for years to come,â€ says Ross.
TWEâ€™s succession plan is an example of best practice in the UK logistics industry, which has a high proportion of regional family firms for whom succession is often a problem.
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