Tuesday 14 December 2010


One of Gloucestershire’s biggest companies celebrated the delivery of its 200th vehicle, by giving it a bespoke paint pattern.

Electrical contractor Clarkson Evans was presented with the eye-catching Volkswagen Transporter T5 recently, by local firm Cheltenham Volkswagen Van Centre.

The vehicle is a significant landmark for both companies as the van centre has supplied all 200 vehicles.

Steve Evans, founder and managing director of Clarkson Evans, said: “The company always looks for quality and reliability when purchasing products and in the Volkswagen vans and Cheltenham Volkswagen Van Centre we’ve found both.

“We’re very loyal to staff and companies we work with, which is why we’ve now reached our 200th van.

“As we cover a large part of the country the vans are vital as they transport equipment to and from sites in the most cost-effective way.”Clarkson Evans’ fleet is exclusively Volkswagen and numbers almost 100 vans, either Caddy or Transporter.

The company, which wires about ten per cent of new homes in the UK, is looking at ways of celebrating its 30th birthday in 2011.

Steve added: “As a company we’re hoping to reach 300 employees by our 30th birthday, with many coming through our apprenticeship programme.

“Depending on the feedback of this vehicle, another custom-painted van could mark that milestone.”

John Seddon, head of business at Cheltenham Volkswagen Van Centre, said: “Steve and the team at Clarkson Evans are a fantastic company to deal with and we’re delighted to have reached this significant milestone.

“Everyone at the van centre is please to be associated with such a high profile local company.

“The van is certainly eye-catching and wherever it goes I’m sure people’s heads will turn.”

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