Category Archives: Family Business

The SHOCK of the sense of LOSS

Unfortunately my Father became ill in the early 1980`s. Then on Saturday 15th December 1984, I had been to Leeds, with my son Darren, to see Blues play and beat Leeds United (1 0) on a very cold and foggy … Continue reading

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Challenges and disappointments

My brother Michael joined the company in April 1980; his role was generally in transport, keeping an eye on things, ensuring productivity, later to incorporate the management and maintenance of plant and equipment.  The 1980`s continued to see many changes … Continue reading

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Surprised at what we do?

Our ever extending and varied list of plant and equipment, excavators from 20 to 45 tonnes, tracked and rubber tyre loading shovels from 1.5 to 3.5 cubic yards, dozers, towed scrapers, rollers, dump trucks for on and off public highway … Continue reading

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Playing away from home

The next Hypermarket was in Bristol, meant that additional Plant was required to cope with the work. Cat D8H tractors c/w 463G and 435F towed scrapers, were purchased, larger Low Loaders were required to transport the ever increasing fleet. D8H … Continue reading

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Our first business premises.

1974 saw Coleman & Co (Plant Hire) Ltd purchase 43, Station Road, Stechford, and move, from the not too far away, rented property in Albert Road, Stechford, Birmingham. It was somewhere that the business could continue to develop and grow, … Continue reading

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Decimalisation – oh dear!

It was about this time that we changed banks from Lloyds in Sutton Coldfield to the newly established Allied Irish Bank, who are still our Bankers, who have over the years been very have proved to be supportive of one … Continue reading

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Railway works start – another string in the bow.

As a result of the Beeching Rail Cuts, we secured work with British Rail Property Board, clearing abandoned and isolated Level Crossing Gate Keepers Cottages anywhere in the country; at this we were very successful. One of the consequences of … Continue reading

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