From a single truck delivering to native villages to a world haulage firm, Fagan & Whalley have fun the previous and look ahead to a vibrant future.
Haulage firm and logistics supplier Fagan & Whalley marked their 90th anniversary in type final month. Celebrating each its previous and its future, the corporate invited its clients, friends and suppliers, together with the employees and their households, to affix within the festivities.
Over a two-day celebration, the haulage firm held occasions to showcase its spectacular current developments, and to entertain those that had made their success potential.
Day One: Thanking its Clients and Suppliers
Fagan & Whalley kicked off the anniversary occasions by inviting a few of its clients and suppliers to its new head workplace in Padiham, Albion Home. As a part of the welcoming occasion, clients and suppliers have been capable of meet the F&W crew and luxuriate in refreshments within the boardroom. Right here they got an summary of the haulage firm, together with its lengthy historical past and a few of the key components of its enterprise, comparable to compliance, recruitment, customer support, coaching and security.
Following a wonderful meal, throughout which friends realized extra concerning the haulage firm’s core enterprise of transport, warehousing, distribution, skilled coaching and upkeep, they have been taken on a tour of the positioning.
A coach tour to F&W’s new distribution hub at its 70-acre Burnley Bridge web site adopted. Friends have been capable of see the haulage firm’s 10 loading bays, which have area for 80 trailers and 25,000 pallet places.
Day Two: A Household Enjoyable Day
Whereas day one of many celebrations was all about enterprise, day two was all about enjoyable. F&W repurposed their Burnley Bridge distribution hub as the placement for a fairground and enjoyable day for the haulage firm’s 300 employees members and their households.
Greater than 900 individuals in complete got here to benefit from the enjoyable honest, classic vans, balloon modelling, face portray and mannequin truck racing. To thank the loyal employees who hold the enterprise working and thriving from each day, there was dwell music and free foods and drinks.
The celebrations have been rounded off by a speech by Graham and Stephen Fagan, who thanked employees and clients alike for making the celebrations so successful.
From Previous to Future
In 1927, the household agency F&W started life with a single truck, which delivered small hundreds round a bunch of Lancashire villages.
At present, the agency is a significant participant within the highway haulage trade. The corporate presents a whole highway haulage service, working its warehousing and transport sectors collectively on a totally built-in web site in Padiham. This permits the corporate to supply each an environment friendly and cost-effective service.
In recent times, F&W has additionally ensured that it makes use of the very newest expertise: each car in its fleet is now fitted with the very newest driver communication methods. This permits the agency to trace and predict arrival and departure occasions with larger accuracy, enabling them to offer a greater service to its clients.
It’s the firm’s capability to embrace new expertise whereas concurrently staying true to its previous as a small family-run enterprise that units it up for continued success. Completely satisfied Birthday, F&W!
Norman Dulwich is a Correspondent for Haulage Trade, the main on-line commerce community for the highway transport trade. Haulage Trade gives providers for matching haulage firm work with accessible drivers. Over four,500 transport trade companies are networked collectively by way of their web site, buying and selling jobs and capability in a protected ‘wholesale’ atmosphere.