Bomfords, with its fleet of over 100 vehicles, is a vital part of the supply chain in East Anglia, linking containers arriving at Felixstowe, Tilbury and Sheerness. It has secured a TALE grant of £21,000 towards a project costing £52,500, part of an expansion programme for the haulier based in Harleston on the Norfolk/Suffolk border – equidistant between Norwich and Ipswich.
Bomford’s Business Development Director David Waterman was introduced to the TALE scheme by the New Anglia Growth Hub, who put him in touch with business support facilitator Patrick Maynard. Patrick was able to visit and highlighted the potential of digitisation as a strategy. A new software system will automate movements across the fleet, and include a portal for customers to track their orders and deliveries.
David Waterman, Business Development Director, Bomfords Group said: “This grant will be of great assistance to our business as we move forward with our investment plans in 2020”
Patrick Maynard, Business Support Facilitator, TALE – Haven Gateway Partnership said: “I was impressed by the scale of the freight operation of Bomfords, I am very pleased they have secured a grant to drive efficiency as their vehicles crisscross the UK”