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Understanding your local market can lead to success ...

Well, that’s certainly the case for entrepreneur and successful businessman James Kirby who heads up Stirlin Developments, ostensibly a construction and development company based on...

Duxford Ladies go for a Moonlight Walk for charity

On Saturday, 9 September, a group of ladies from Duxford met in Bury St Edmunds for a ‘Girls Night Out’ Moonlight charity walk.

Lucy Metcalfe explains what she got up to in a week's Work Experience at SMT GB

I was lucky enough to get the opportunity of working at SMT GB for a week’s Work Experience. I have learnt a lot and as a university Journalism student, it has taught me a lot about writing...

Dumpy McDumpface takes to the road in the Duxford Soapbox Derby

The soapbox began construction in April with the majority of the build being completed by Apprentice Engineer, Rupert Rolfe. Thomas Poulter and Dylan Wilkinson then took ‘Dumpy McDumpface’...

Volvo BM621 earns its keep at Cambridgeshire Sand and Gravel

When a ‘vintage’ Volvo BM621 arrived with Paul Bacon, owner at Cambridgeshire Sand and Gravel, in February 2016 and was dragged off the low-loader in a bent mess his family thought that he’d...

Plantworx 2017

The third live showcase event for construction professionals took place this year from 6 - 8 June, once again at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground.

Adapting to change is the key to success for SM Plant

Located in Rugby, Warwickshire, family run business SM Plant Ltd, have been a Volvo dealer since their inception in 2001. Owned by husband and wife duo, Simon and Sandie Milligan they offer...

Live It. Dig It.

Volvo Construction Equipment held their largest ever demonstration days across two weekends in March bringing their Live it. Dig it. campaign to life.

Connor Construction first to trial Volvo's new green paving machine!

As a leading company in road construction, Connor Construction (South West) constantly seeks the latest technology from leading manufacturers. Being well acquainted with Volvo Construction...

Creating a place for nature - update

Step aside Chris Packham as Steve Noakes brings us the latest “Springwatch” update from Duxford…

Year 10 engineering students visit Volvo Construction Equipment GB headquarters

On 15 June 2017, a group of students from Swavesey Village College visited Volvo Construction Equipment in Duxford as the final part of their project that saw them design and build a model...

Not just for boys - part four

Kinegar Quarries Ltd has long been a Volvo customer and now only operates Volvo machines at their Glenfin Quarry. It was great to hear that Kinegar has a female operator working for them so...

Personalised service gives Cambrian the competitive edge

The long established family business prides itself on looking after customers on a personalised basis to provide a service tailored to each customer’s unique requirements.

Not just for boys - part three

In the last not just for boys blog post we met Jess Limer who is building a strong career for herself and enjoying every step of the way. In this post we meet Helena, an apprentice engineer...

The MAN ENGINE powered by Volvo, makes National Lottery Awards Shortlist

The National Lottery Awards are an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects. From more than 1300 entrants the Man Engine has made the last seven in the Best Arts...

Glosrose

Established in 1976 as a family business, Glosrose have successfully developed from a local supplier in Kent into a nationwide company, whilst still retaining the core family values that...

35 years and still going strong for Rickmar Plant Sales

They may be relatively small but Rickmar pack a mighty punch when it comes to customer service, something they attribute to taking a traditional approach. They strongly believe that building...

Not just for boys - part two

Following the last 'Not just for boys' blog post where we met female A30G operator Emma Watts, we were delighted to receive an email from Jessica Limer who currently operates an L150F and...

Creating a place for nature

Steve Noakes, an employee at Volvo Construction Equipment GB, has a great passion and love for wildlife. When Steve got the go ahead from the Exec Group allowing an area to be set aside to...

Not Just for Boys - Part One

It’s no secret that there’s a shortfall in construction and engineering skills and to fill these jobs girls need to be more involved. You don’t often see female heavy plant operators in the...