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Cullimore Mix look to bright post-Covid future

Martin Cullimore

Gloucestershire-based concrete firm announces fleet and staff investments during 50th anniversary year

CULLIMORE Mix, part of The Cullimore Group of Companies, will be celebrating a landmark 50th anniversary this year by investing in their fleet and bringing in new staff members as part of their projected expansion plans.

The introduction of William Swidger, a new 21-plate truckmixer, continues the tradition of all Cullimore vehicles being named after Charles Dickens’ characters – a legacy dating back to the first days of the Group.

The firm, which mixes concrete on site at its plants in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, will welcome new Cullimore Mix manager Karl Friston to oversee the next stage of its expansion, including into a new site near Tewkesbury as well as the two sites Cullimore Mix already operate, underpinning the firm’s development despite the effects of COVID-19.

Commenting on his new appointment, Mr Friston said: ‘I’m delighted to be joining Cullimore at such an exciting time in the company’s development. I have been inspired by the fact that they are still a family-run business – a rarity in our industry – and the connection they have had with the local communities.

‘Though Cullimore have developed and expanded throughout the past 50 years, they have always retained their Gloucestershire identity, which is something I am proud to be a part of for the future. I’m looking forward to helping Cullimore Mix continue to grow as we come out of the COVID-19 period.’

Managing director Moreton Cullimore (pictured) added: ‘It has been a testing time for businesses in all sectors, but I am proud of my team who have kept Cullimore Mix going strongly.

‘With Karl bringing his experience and knowledge to our firm, I am positive that we will have a bright future ahead of us. Our growth in reaching into new areas symbolizes how much we have accomplished in these testing times, and Karl will have a huge part to play in developing Cullimore Mix even further.

‘Fifty years of operation is a brilliant achievement, and it gives me great pride that we have retained many of the traditional values on which the company was built all those years ago.’

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