Alltruck, a leading provider of commercial transportation solutions, has become the first business in the transport sector to be admitted as a corporate member of The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry.
Founded in 1990 and employing a 140-strong team, Alltruck is headquartered in Leicester and also has offices, workshops and bodyshops in Nottingham, Loughborough and Ilkeston. It is a specialist in HGV and van contract hire, truck rental, fleet management and maintenance, priding itself on building long-standing relationships with suppliers and customers.
Alltruck boasts a number of leading furniture businesses within its customer base, including Derbyshire-headquartered furniture designer/maker Celtheath, three of whose directors are liverymen of The Furniture Makers Company.
Josh Robinson, MD of Alltruck, comments: “We were drawn to The Furniture Makers’ Company as its values align seamlessly with our own, particularly in terms of community engagement and passion for making a difference. Our membership will enhance our CSR initiatives, creating a mutually beneficial relationship that positively impacts both our company and the community.
“A commitment to supporting apprentices and fostering craft skills is also integral to our mission. As an Investors in People Platinum employer and recipient of the ‘Top 50 Medium-sized Businesses to Work For in 2023’ title, we are dedicated to providing a positive and empowering workplace.
“Joining The Furniture Makers’ Company reflects our dedication to ethical practices, community enrichment and the sustained growth of our industry.”
Alltruck was formally welcomed as a corporate member at an admission ceremony in December at Furniture Makers’ Hall, London. Paul Robinson, chairman; Josh Robinson, MD; and Peter Bosi, business development manager, were admitted as corporate liverymen and personally welcomed by the master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, Amanda Waring.
Amanda says: “As an historic livery company which represents all parts of the furniture and furnishings industry, we are pleased to welcome yet another sector to our diverse corporate membership, adding further strength in depth to our network of businesses. A provider of transport services to some of the best-known names in the furniture and furnishings industry, Alltruck is another vital link in our robust sector.”