Clugston Distribution celebrates 75 years in business

Clugston employees celebrating the company’s 75th anniversary

Clugston Distribution Services is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2012 – as part of the Clugston Group – by raising £75,000 for a number of charities. Employees from the company, which recently announced it was expanding into the fuels distribution market with a £500,000 investment in 4 new 44 tonne fuels tankers, will be participating in a number of fund raising events.

Taking place throughout 2012 fund raising activities include, the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, a 38 mile cycle ride from Lincoln to Boston and a 10 kilometre swim.

Clugston Distribution, together with the rest of the Clugston Group, will also be pledging savings made throughout the year from the introduction of energy saving and carbon reducing technologies, which form part of the company’s plan to develop and implement a sustainable strategy for the future.

Recent green initiatives include the installation of photovoltaic panels at the company’s offices in Scunthorpe and the installation of new technology – within the logistics fleet – which promotes fuel and carbon efficient driving by providing drivers with real time in-cab alerts about their driving style.

Started by the current chairman’s father in the 1930s the company has been involved in providing distribution services from the early days. The company was initially involved in the iron and steel industry, pioneering the development, use and transportation of recycled blast furnace slag from Scunthorpe’s iron and steel plants.

David Heath, Clugston Distribution’s general manager said:

“Clugston has a long tradition of raising funds for good causes. Everyone in the company is looking forward to raising £75,000 for charities that have been nominated by our employees.”

The charities nominated by the company’s employees are:

The Lighthouse Club Benevolent Fund – supporting ill and injured construction workers and their families

Lindsey Lodge Hospice – offering care and support for people with life limiting illnesses

The National Autistic Society – providing information, support and campaigning on behalf of families affected by autism

The Prince’s Trust – helping young people into work, education and training

The Samaritans – providing confidential emotional support 24/7

The Weston Park Hospital Development Fund – cancer support and information centre

The Woodland Trust – woodland conservation charity

Young Enterprise Trust – helping young people learn about business

Gifted – a home and programme designed for women with life-controlling issues

Trussell Trust – community projects tackling poverty and exclusion

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