From Team Swain to Team England

Posted: August 28 2015

The Swain Group prides itself on teamwork, grit and determination to succeed. These qualities are also pivotal to success at top level sporting events, and we are very proud to be supporting one of our own; Rebecca Wadhams (also affectionately known as ‘Boo’), who will be participating in the forthcoming  Sainsbury’s 2015 UK School Games representing England U18s Ladies Rugby team in a four nations style tournament.

The Event is multi-disciplined across many sports, represented by ‘000’s of young people of school age and positioned as a mini-Olympics taking place between 3rd and 6th September at Manchester’s’ Armitage Centre.

“I’ve been playing Rugby since I was 5 and this is a truly exciting experience for me having not been involved with a tournament of this scale before. We have a solid team of 12 and the games are based on the ‘7’s’ format which is fast paced  and requires lots of energy. We are going into the games determined to take the top spot!”, says Rebecca.

England U18s Ladies Rugby team is represented by individuals from all over the country. Rebecca plays in the South East division for ‘South East Academy’ playing across various grounds from Hertfordshire to Kent. The sport is also divisionalised with teams represented from across the length and breadth of the UK, coming together at organized tournaments. The South East Academy team has had a successful track record, winning their last tournament held earlier this year in Birmingham as well as winning all their games so far this enviable record for any sporting team…or business!

“Here at Swain, we have a strong track record of supporting young people in their endeavours. Many of our valued employees started at an early age and have worked for the company for many years, developing their careers along the way. Part of this success is attributed to encouraging sporting pursuits outside of work. We are delighted to be supporting ‘Boo’ in her endeavours and wish her and the England U18’s Rugby team every success in the tournament”, Bob Swain, Chairman

If you are interested in finding out more and supporting the event then tickets can be obtained through the following link:

We will be following-up on Boo’s endeavours after the event so ‘watch this space’…

Herne Bay Carnival - Best Overall Entry

Posted: August 24 2015

We provided a vehicle and driver for use in Herne Bay Carnival 2015, which has been awarded best overall entry in the carnival.

M1 Road Barrier Install

Posted: July 9 2015

A regular customer of our Woodville depot has developed a new road barrier system to the UK. Their first big project win has started with the install of this system to a scheme on the M1. Given the sensitivity if this first order we were pleased to be trusted with the supply of all the transport. The logistics involves a total of 212 loads to be delivered over 3 weeks, with up to 16 loads a day. All loads have to arrive on time and with the vehicle and driver being fully equipped and PPE’d to the exact standards of the Highway Authorities involved.

6 HIAB’s added to fleet

Posted: June 1 2015

From our Strood site we have secured a contract from an international manufacturer of blocks to supply 3 hiab trailers starting from the 1st of May. The introduction and operation has gone so smoothly that a further 3 hiabs will be added from the beginning of August.

Swains Achieve FORS GOLD

Posted: April 9 2015

R. Swain & Sons started a campaign to reduce the number of vehicle accidents back in 2011. It set up a Vehicle Accident Reduction Steering Group and through its good work the number of vehicle accidents has reduced and the number of serious accidents reduced significantly. Alongside this the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) was implemented. With our policy of camera fitments and driver training we have now achieved FORS GOLD accreditation.

20 New Vehicles Purchased

Posted: April 1 2015

20 New Euro 6 Daf CF's have entered service during March. Built to our specification they are additions to the fleet adding capacity.