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The background to our company

From 1929 and during the 1930’s the company bulked up their local clientele in the Stroud and Gloucester area and of particular note, a business relationship that existed until recently with T.Butt & Son Ltd.

The War years were spent with contracts for the flat bed lorries to carry parts for the Air Ministry, with half the fleet working on aerodrome construction in Devon and North Cornwall. In fact before the War they had been running to places like Hullavington, Boscombe Down and the Moreton Valence aerodrome works at Gloucester.

After the war they delivered some 260,000 tons of gravel from Frampton to the Brabizon runway at Filton. Other projects followed later on various sections of the M4, M50 and M5 motorway between Worcester and Bristol. They also supplied and delivered aggregates for the Eagle Star building in Cheltenham whereas the haulage side of the business transported for British Steel in South Wales from 1963 until 2002 and is now involved with other work. The company is now involved in other work for local companies and do return loads.

Cullimore’s currently employ nearly 100 staff. They have progressively right-sized their operational capabilities to match their perceptions of what their main customer catchment areas will be able to support in coming years. This is based upon knowledge acquired and continually honed over 90 years. Their knowledge and understanding of their customer base is second to none.

Family-based companies traditionally engender both enthusiasm and loyalty among their staff. Cullimore’s is no exception to this rule; they are blessed with those qualities in large number. The Company is proud that in a number of cases successive generations of families have elected to join their workforce. The amount of professional expertise and local knowledge among the staff is remarkable for a Family Company of their size.

Moving forward into the future

There is good potential to move forward from the various landholdings. The Gravel Company has acquired additional land in the Cotswold Water Park which has planning permission. There is also land near Fairford, which will come on stream in the foreseeable future. High quality, quartz aggregate reserves are owned on the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire border close to the M5/M50 Motorways. This would be of considerable benefit to the Construction Industry, Precast and Tile manufacturers. It would also suit any further expansion of Cullimore’s Mix, serving wider markets in the West Midlands as well as North Gloucestershire.

With recent permission at Netherhills to expand the transport yard on land reclaimed from former gravel workings and the arrival of the larger European 44 tonne gross weight vehicles; transport logistics, storage and distribution can further be expanded from this 23 acre site with easy motorway access. It also gives us the ability to use smaller vehicles to collect and deliver to the villages and towns of southern Gloucestershire, including the Stroud Valleys, Gloucester and Cheltenham areas. Forklift Trucks, other lifting equipment and modern facilities are available on the site, all of which is updated regularly.

Parking facilities, vehicle maintenance and checking for M.0.T requirements, bagging, storing, complete transport packages of all descriptions can be tailored to suit each and every customers requirements.  We are moving forward with the times and always welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements further.

Mr R N Cullimore, Chairman