It’s been a busy year so far for John Jempson & Son Ltd. On September 6, football legend Sir Geoff Hurst presented Jempsons Managing Director Mark Chamberlain and British Gypsum Contract Manager Stephen Parker with two very special vehicles at Wembley Stadium.
Mark with Sir Geoff Hurst
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of England’s victory in the 1966 World Cup and also MAN’s centenary, 66 MAN TGX “66 Legends” vehicles were produced, two of which were secured by Jempsons. Mark and Stephen were thrilled to meet Sir Geoff and receive the special trucks, which feature unique exterior badging, internal improvements and personalised 66 registration plates. Sir Geoff even signed one of the doors. Jempsons employees Peter Wood and Brian Oliver were the lucky pair to win a competition to drive the new additions to the fleet.
MAN’s Simon Elliott flanked by Mark and Jonathan
Meanwhile, to formally mark Jempsons’ 150th anniversary, the great and the good of the trucking world gathered at London’s Cavalry And Guards Club on August 20. The bash, sponsored by MAN Truck & Bus UK, saw MD Mark and Chairman Jonathan Jempson don their best suits to quaff bubbles with their loyal employees, clients and some big names in the industry, including MAN MD Simon Elliott.
Guests supped Ayala Champagne and dined on pea soup followed by steak and stout pie and rounded off with raspberry crème brûlée. They also were treated to tricks by magician Dan Farrant and a set by hilarious Welsh/Italian comedian Rod Woodward. Jonathan, Mark and Simon also took to the mic to say a few words.
Magician Dan stuns the crowd
After dinner, revellers retired to the downstairs bar before hopping into taxis to take their weary feet home. The exception being a few hardcore employees who took the party elsewhere and celebrated into the early hours…
Mark says, “It was good to catch up with so many staff, suppliers, customers, family and friends. From the photographic evidence everyone had a good time and enjoyed the entertainment!”
To celebrate the company’s 150 years in business Jempsons Rye workshop has created a special Golden vinyl-wrapped tractor based on one of its latest MAN 24, 480 TGX Efficientline Euro-6 tractors. Elsewhere, 150-year anniversary cab decals have been applied to its regular fleet finished in the company’s trademark green and white livery. The photo above shows the Golden MAN snapped next to the company’s immaculately restored 1937 Commner N3 rigid, rebuilt by Jempsons workshop team over a two year period.
Jempsons Commercials have recently completed the re-build of our “Heritage Vehicle”.
It is a 1937 Commer N3 Dropside Truck. Having found it sitting in a field rotting, Jempsons bought the “remains” of the old girl for a few hundred pounds and set about the re-build. Read the full article…
Always keen to stay at the very leading edge of the market place, Jempsons have just invested in six brand new DAF 17 Tonner Curtainsiders to add to it’s Tail-lift fleet
The new trucks, in Palletforce’s distinctive orange livery will certainly be brightening the roads throughout East Sussex and Kent throughout the coming months
Jempsons Palletforce have also invested in a new Mercedes Sprinter Van to supplement it’s already impressive fleet. The van will be used for home deliveries etc. in places where access by a 17 tonner would be difficult
Jempsons latest batch of trailers, that have just been purchased from Montracon (see links) are equipped with the new FALLCHECK safety system. This system makes it impossible for drivers to fall from the loadbeds of lorries and trailers. In recent years there have been hundreds of fatalities and thousands of injuries throughout the haulage industry (though fortunately none suffered by our drivers) as people fall from load beds of lorries and trailers, so Jempsons saw this opportunity to improve the safety of their staff even further – and they didn’t hesitate
As of 24th Jan 2011 Jempsons midlands have moved their offices to Asfordby Buusiness Park, Melton Mowbray.
The decision was made to move in with S & J European who cover part of the LE postcode for the Palletforce network. By combining the loads and by running side by side it was felt a sensible way to trim down cost, improve service and fully utilise the vehicles from both companies.
This recent snow has not deterred Jempsons from making customers deliveries and collections. Despite both bouts of snow last December, all Jempsons Palletforce employees managed to make it into work. Night trunk vehicles were slightly delayed but all deliveries were sent are out as normal.
As of the 2nd January Jempsons Palletforce South and the Training Office have moved to new offices. The new premises were formerly occupied by Rye dance school. When the school moved, the opportunity for Jempsons to expand their operation and build impressive new offices and a purpose made training room was taken.
The winners of the golf competition between Wraxalls and Jempsons held on the 9th July 2010 was . . . JEMPSONS
After plying John and Anthony with a substantial lunch in the club house and a few glasses of wine, Jempsons succeeded in winning the golf match against Wraxalls. Both Mark Chamberlain and Tom Meyer from Jempsons are looking forward to spending their winnings in a local Rye Restaurant in celebration of the victory.
Jempsons invested in a new set of impressive eye catching double deck trailer curtains.
PALLETFORCE is a membership owned network where we the members have a say in the running of the company, helping us to maintain the high standards our customers expect.