Paul Kavanagh New Managing Director

Posted: January 15 2015

Bob Swain Managing Director announces that after 41 years he will move to a non-executive role with effect from 31st December 2014. At the same time he announces that Paul Kavanagh will join the Swain Group as Managing Director on the 1st January 2015. See the team page for a brief outline of Paul’s previous career.

David Cameron visit’s Strood depot.

Posted: October 17 2014

David Cameron, Prime Minister visited our Strood depot on the 16/10/2014 on his first campaign stop for the forthcoming Rochester by election. Accompanied by Bob Swain, Kelly Tolhurst and Anna Firth both conservative candidates for the Rochester constituency, they spent 30 minutes meeting staff, workshop technicians and drivers. See our gallery for photographs.

Harri Stevenson completes driver apprenticeship programme

Posted: October 17 2014

On 30/09/2014 Harri was presented to the Board as the latest driver apprentice to complete our apprenticeship programme. Harri started in June 2011 with a car licence. He completed a 3 year programme of training including time in the Strood vehicle washing, workshop and warehouse departments, before passing his class 2 and then class 1 LGV licences. On the job training followed which means now he is a fully trained LGV 1 driver capable of delivery any one of our numerous load types.

Parades, Carnivals and Processions

Posted: September 2 2014

Throughout the summer R. Swain & Sons supplied traction and trailers for numerous carnivals and processions. Have a look in our gallery (bottom left of our website) for photos relating to Notting Hill, the Pakistan Day Parade in Manchester and various local carnivals. For smaller local events Swains will provide a driver and a vehicle free of charge, please email for details.

30/5/14 - Silver FORS award renewed

Posted: May 30 2014

R Swain & Sons Ltd have successfully submitted their application for FORS Silver for the second year in a row. This prestigious award enables Swains to deliver to high profile construction sites throughout the UK but particularly in London. It is also shows the high level of compliance that the company adheres to with regard  to managing work related road risk, transport regulations and our approach to vulnerable road users . By the end of 2014 we will be submitting our application for the Gold award.

R. Swain & Sons Ltd acquire Hallett Silbermann Ltd

Posted: March 29 2014

We are delighted to announce that R Swain & Sons Ltd have acquired the vehicles, trailers, and business of Hallett Silbermann Ltd of Welham Green near Hatfield as from Friday March 28th 2014.