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.

National Grid Project Completed

Posted: March 1 2015

On the 9th of March our Woodville depot completed the last tunnel segment delivery to the National Grid Project. Our customer is a leading Midland based concrete section producer. 6,500 loads were delivered to 4 different sites in London. The tunnel will be used to house heavy duty cabling, part of the project to upgrade the electricity supply to our capital city.

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.