IN A RELATIVELY SHORT PERIOD WH TRANSPORT HAS ESTABLISHED A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS ARMED WITH THE LATEST EQUIPMENT AND QUALIFICATIONS TO TACKLE THE PRESENT AND FUTURE DEMANDS OF THE SPECIALIST TRANSPORT INDUSTRY. BOB BEECH REPORTS.
PHOTOGRAPHY: CRAIG PUSEY
Specialist transport comes in many forms, sometimes it’s easy to be awestruck by some of the largest outfits used by operators in this sector. But for many, having the biggest most expensive kit makes little economic sense if there’s limited work for that type of equipment in the area in which the firm is based. For many companies in the early stages of development, being able to handle a wide range of tasks with a relatively modest and adaptable fleet is the key. The best way to achieve this is to take great care when buying and specifying equipment and ensure that staff have a wide range of skills and experience.
This cautious but canny approach, has served young couple Andy Weston and Jenna Evison of WH Transport. Based near Littlehampton, West Sussex they started in specialist transport five years ago. The company has carved itself a particular niche in the lifting and transportation sector. The relative lack of heavy industry along the South Coast might be seen as a drawback, but specialist steel fabrication and engineering companies in the area provide a proportion of the company’s workload. This is supported by the movement and installation of storage containers, portable buildings, machinery, specialist equipment and the transportation of boats and other marine craft.