Huge congratulations go to Callum Gook-Mackenzie, of Norfolk Truck & Van Norwich, who has recently won a much-coveted award from Renault Trucks. Callum has been named the Renault Trucks Apprentice of the Year, whilst also receiving his Level 3 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair graduation certificate.
A team from Norfolk Truck & Van travelled to Lyon recently, to compete in the final of the prestigious RTEC competition. The final was held between 18th – 20th June, and the Norfolk Truck & Van team, ‘DILIGAF’ , represented the UK and Ireland following ‘their outstanding performance in the national theoretical rounds’.
This was a major event, consisting of 1642 from across the world. Holly Walker, Gary Sayer, Christian Rider and Matt Willard gave an outstanding performance on behalf on Norfolk Truck & Van, and achieved a phenomenal 10th place. Congratulations to all.
As part of its ongoing efforts to spearhead regeneration in Lowestoft, the property arm of the Saint Vincent Holdings group has acquired the old magistrate court at the centre of the town.
Whilst the building must, whatever its purpose, be financially sustainable, Group Chairman Peter Colby is keen that the building is put to serving the local community. Soon after Peter Colby Commercials bought the site, and in an unprecedented move, Mr. Colby made a public request in the local press, asking the townspeople for their ideas regarding the future use of the building.
After hundreds of suggestions were received, it seems clear that the people of Lowestoft are keen to see the building renovated and repurposed. Peter Colby Commercials will, over the coming months, be working to ensure that Lowestoft benefits from the redevelopment of the building and that the magistrate court will prove to be a landmark project in the regeneration of the town.
At Saint Vincent Holdings, we recognise the impact that carbon-heavy industry is having on the planet. So, we’re making some big changes to the way we work.
We’ve already proven ourselves industry-leaders when it omes to the promotion of electric vehicles. Norfolk Truck & Van, one of our most prominent companies, has from its Norwich depot been operating a fleet of electric vans for sale and for its own purposes, and offered electric charging to customers.
Now, we’re building on that momentum: Peter Colby Commercials is in the process of replacing all lighting across our considerable property portfolio to energy-effficient LED bulbs. This will have a huge impact.
We’re changing all our plastic water-cooler cups to Vegware, a carbon-friendly alternative made from plants.
These, and many more changes that are in the pipeline are helping to transform our business. It’s of course no simple matter to de-carbonise a group of businesses that are founded on heavy haulage and industrial manufacture, and we’re only a small way through what will undoubtedly be a very long journey to a sustainable, environmentally-friendly mode of operation. But, we are changing, and we will keep at it.