Bank holiday weekend brings about excitement for a whole host of reasons, but for the folk in Peterborough and visitors from much further beyond, it was the return of Truckfest that raised the spirits.
Truckfest, Peterborough, held 6th May and 7th May 2018 at the East of England Showground, provided unrivalled access to the entire truck and road haulage industry, from owner drivers and operators, through to the largest fleets in the UK.
In addition, a portfolio of vintage vehicles, monster-trucks, stunt attractions, celebrity guests, musical performances and children’s characters were also showcased, further boosting the events appeal.
The event has achieved record attendances in recent years and 2018 certainly followed suit. Whether you’re already a Truck enthusiast or were quite literally just looking for some family entertainment, it was yet again another wonderful occasion for a family day out.
There was lots of interest from the counties business community, none more so than local construction company Mick George Ltd who currently operate in excess of 400 vehicles, and employ more than 1,100 local people, of which a large majority occupy vehicle related roles.
It was the perfect opportunity to reveal what the business has to offer potential candidates seeking employment in the industry, with ‘on-the-spot’ vacancies being offered for drivers and transport coordinators. For those who were looking to obtain or advance their existing licence level, then the company’s dedicated Driver Academy proved beneficial as an alternative option - providing theory and practical support towards a LGV C (class-2) license.
Their involvement didn’t end there.
A selection of four trucks from the organisations different business areas were on show, including their ‘Driver Academy’ vehicle and respective Concrete-Barrel Mixer, Recycling Truck and Tractor Units. It wasn’t just the adults having fun though, the younger generations were kept entertained with ‘Mick the Skip’ mascot and an inflatable shootout, as well as the chance to receive a complimentary branded Hi-Vis jacket.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’Truckfest is a wonderful event, that means a lot to the business for a variety of reasons, most notably the ability to connect with an audience that has a definitive association with one of our core services.’’
Stump Continued: ‘’Historically it has been a fantastic venue for recruiting talented individuals with a genuine interest in the industry, across many diverse job roles.’’