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.

R. Swain & Sons Ltd Awarded Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS)

Posted: February 5 2014

Following an audit on the Friday 10th January 2014 our Manchester Depot susccessfully obtained ths Quality Assurance Standard.

Last Load Delivered to Lee Tunnel Project

Posted: February 5 2014

On 15th January 2014 our driver Mr Stephen Kingsbrook delivered the last load, number 5,809 of this prestige project.

The background picture shows Stephen Kingsbrook (driver for R. Swain & Sons Ltd), Nigel Wills (Logistics Manager for Morgan Sindall), Benjamin Laloua (MVB) and Shaun Baker (Commercial Director for R. Swain & Sons Ltd).

Standby Generator Installation at Strood

Posted: January 29 2014

In early 2014 we fitted a fully automatic back-up generator at our Strood depot. This will restore power to the whole of our Strood site including Server Rooms, All Offices, Yard, Warehouse and Workshop within 30 seconds of any power cut.

Our Strood site hosts our main Head Office I.T. infrastructures and other critical systems. The installation of this generator will ensure our remote sites can also continue to function should a power failure occur.