Family-run haulage firm takes 30,000 sq ft unit

Dean Watson, Lee Watson, Tina Watson, Ashley Hallam

A family-run storage and distribution company based in Leicester has landed a £2m funding package from Barclays to buy a new 30,000 sq ft site

Established 37 years ago, Brysons Haulage is a third-generation family-run business which employs 23 staff and is on track to achieve £3.5m turnover in 2023.

The firm has bought the property on the Merrylees Industrial Estate, Desford, Leicestershire, which will allow it to consolidate existing units and also to have the capacity to take on new work and expand the business.

Dean Watson, managing director of Brysons Haulage said: “This is still very much a family-run business with customers and employees at the heart of everything we do. We are very grateful to Barclays for supporting us with this sizeable investment which not only helps to secure the future for the next generation of our family run business, but also allow us to continue to execute our exciting growth plans.”

Ashley Hallam, Barclays business relationship director, said: “It is essential that we support local growing businesses such as Brysons Haulage which are so important in local communities. The 3rd generation of the family now work in the company and understand the tradition and responsibility that carries. This business has shown excellent resilience in the most challenging of times and I hope this new investment will give them the platform to take the business to the next level.”

Watson added: “We are well positioned within a competitive market, with a loyal client base. Running a family business is tough but the rewards far outweigh the downsides even after working long hours. We continue to invest in our people and new premises to help the business to grow.”

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