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John Truslove Helps Local Forklift Business Expand

An entrepreneurial husband and wife team are marking the tenth anniversary of their forklift truck business after securing a new base of operations in Bromsgrove with the help of commercial property agents John Truslove.

Couple Kevin and Georgina Ryan have seen more than a 400% growth at their ‘Easy Truck Materials Handling’ firm over the last two and a half years, causing them to outgrow their former premises in Alcester.

Ian Parker, Joint Managing Director at John Truslove, helped the couple secure 7,500 sq ft of space at units 1 & 2 at Schofield Business Park, on Sugarbrook Road, Aston Fields on a six-year lease at £37,500 per annum.

Ian adds: “Having known Kevin and Georgina for several years, and seen how they have built Easy Trucks, it was a real pleasure helping them find the right premises to put their business on track for its next phase of growth. We look forward to seeing them continue to grow over the coming years.”

Explaining the move, Co-founder Kevin Ryan said: “We have expanded our team by seven or eight people to 19 at the moment, and our old premises just weren’t big enough,

“The new unit gives us room for more growth. With the space and new facilities, there’s a terrific atmosphere around the place from the workforce. They were fantastic before, but this is taking us to a different level.

“There is a big market around here for materials handling equipment, and we have pretty aggressive in winning new work, based on our reputation and the quality of the service we provide. We both sell and lease equipment and provide maintenance.

“My wife and I started out ten years ago, but in the last few years, we decided we didn’t want it just to be a lifestyle business, we wanted to really go for it. These new premises are a key part of that ambition.

“We have also taken on a new commercial director and office staff, but the main area of recruitment has been engineers so we can keep raising the quality of our service. If a firm wants to move a pallet around here, we are the men – and women – for the job.”

Featured Image: (left to right) Kevin Ryan of Easy Truck Materials Handling, with Ian Parker of agents John Truslove

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