A TOP company of hauliers has scored a fantastic deal after winning the rights to have its new headquarters named Spireite House after Chesterfield FC.
R. Wilkes Transport and Storage, of Spireite House, on Hardwick View Road, Holmewood Industrial Estate, Chesterfield, was given the go-ahead by the Blues football club and Chesterfield Borough Council after they have gone from strength to strength since the firm’s launch in 2005.
Managing director Richard Wilkes said: “We’re very proud of our building’s new name which shows our support for the town, the Blues and the region.”
The firm’s on-going success has allowed it to move into a new 15,500sq ft unit and take on four new employees despite difficult economic times in the UK.
It proudly boasts major contracts with Bausch + Lomb which make frames and lenses for Ray Ban glasses and with Dysis which has designed a digital colposcope to help identify cervical cancer.
The company has also launched a driver training scheme on its premises after official figures have shown a shortfall of drivers with an adequate amount of training needed to drive with 3,500kg.
Those interested in taking up courses can contact R. Wilkes on (01246) 861800 or visit www.rwilkestransport.co.uk for details.
Mr Wilkes added: “Operating from Chesterfield because puts us in an ideal location for the whole of the UK.”