Construction and Infrastructure

Family firm serving the construction industry returns to work

Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 22 May 2020 12:13

Family firm serving the construction industry returns to work

A family firm whose trucks were a familiar site on the roads of Gloucestershire pre-lockdown has begun a phased return to work. 

Ahead of the re-opening of others parts of the Cullimore Group the firm’s HGV servicing lane at its Whitminster base was brought back up and running. 

Managing director of the third-generation family firm, Moreton Cullimore published an open letter, shared through social media, explaining the return to work – conscious of the anxiety surrounding the on-going pandemic. 

“To our customers, we are phasing back safely and ready to go next week. We can take your orders at head office this week. Thank you for your patience, please help our staff and enable them the distancing required for deliveries,” said Mr Cullimore, whose firm operates five quarries in the region. 

Staff, he stressed, “will be put under no pressure to come back into work if they are medically shielding an 'at risk' group”. 

“Cullimore's Mix have been asked to be the lead supplier to a major utility construction project in the county which relates to water mains and sewerage. 

“We are committed to the protection of our staff and will be following clear social distancingguidelines and protocols. This is very clearly essential work and allows the start of the beginning of a slow, phased and safe re-introduction back to work. 

"From the 18th May mixed concrete delivery will be available for delivery from out site at Gloucester/Stroud orders can be placed this week without usual team. We anticipate that from Tuesday 26 May our Cirencester/Swindon plant may be starting back to work also.” 

From May 18 the firm also began the to deliver construction materials again, aggregates, sands and gravels for construction sites, construction projects and general public home delivery building projects. 

"This is part of a slow, phased and safe re-introduction to work and supply to construction which has been defined as essential work by the Government guidelines. deliveries willonly occur where we can be confident proper permitted social distancing can occur,” said Mr Cullimore. 

"We thank our customers for the patience and support notwithstanding our employees who are keen to, safely, get back to work.”