Hull-based scaffolding company, Burflex Scaffolding has expanded its fleet with the purchase of 12 new Renault Trucks. The £1m investment, which was heavily supported by Lombard the asset finance arm of NatWest, has generated 50 new full time jobs at the business.
Established in 2003 by husband and wife team, Steve and Tracy Cox, the company has grown steadily over this time to become one of the largest family owned scaffolding firms in Yorkshire employing more than 150 people.
Providing a range of scaffolding services across the country, the company has contracts with a number of high profile companies, as well as completing smaller scale projects for building firms in the public and private sectors.
Wanting to replace its aging fleet, the company decided that the time was right to renew a number of its vehicles.
Having worked with Lombard for over 10 years, Managing Director, Steve Cox approached senior relationship manager, Lesley Sole, for support with the company’s plans. Lesley and her team were able to provide a hire purchase agreement over a four-year period, which gave them the flexibility they needed to acquire the vehicles without effecting their cash flow.
Steve said: “Investment in our company is a necessity to maintain our strong position in the industry. We are constantly expanding our operating areas, so the need for reliable vehicles to deliver the scaffolding to our customers is paramount.”
Operating manager Rich Fieldhouse said: “Our vehicles are running fully loaded on multiple drops and complete a significant amount of mileage per a day. The new trucks will strengthen our capability to maintain our customer’s requirements and deadlines, regardless of distance.”
Lesley said: “Over the years, we have built a strong relationship with Burflex Scaffolding and so we understand their business and how important it is for the company to invest in quality vehicles, as transportation is key to the services they offer.”