McAuliffe Group boosts fleet

Adrian Burden, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, Steve McAuliffe, director at McAuliffe Group, and Keith Moore, Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance

Adrian Burden, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, Steve McAuliffe, director at McAuliffe Group, and Keith Moore, Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance

The economic upturn and an increase in the number of new housebuilding projects has led to expansion at Wolverhampton-based environmental contracting specialist McAuliffe Group.

The firm has boosted its fleet with the purchase of four new lorries after securing a £346,000 hire purchase facility from Lloyds Bank.

McAuliffe, a family-run business which helps customers prepare brownfield sites for future development, also has a second office in Cheshire.

It provides its customers with services including soil and groundwater remediation, materials management, ground improvement and demolition.

Following an increase in demand for its services from housebuilding clients, the firm needed expand and upgrade its fleet of lorries by purchasing new tipper trucks to bulk remove aggregates and support site clearances.

McAuliffe turned to its banking provider Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking for funding support, and the hire purchase facility provided by the bank’s commercial finance team allowed it to purchase the vehicles and pay down the full amount over an agreed period to ensure its cashflow remains fluid.

The investment has increased the business’ capacity and ability to take on new orders, whilst also creating four new jobs, bringing its workforce to 50 employees across the group.

Steve McAuliffe, director at McAuliffe, said: “As the property market thrives alongside a recovering economy, there has been a significant uplift in demand for our services from housebuilders that need to clear land to begin new development projects.

“The arrival of these new lorries is fundamental to support this process, and Lloyds Bank has again backed our expansion plans, enabling us to facilitate increasing client demand. This is part of our growth plan for the business which will see a further eight lorries added to the fleet over the next six months with the support of Lloyds Bank.”

Keith Moore, regional manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance, said: “McAuliffe relies on high-performing vehicles to complete its day-to day operations, and using the hire purchase facility has enabled the business to purchase these modern, reliable lorries without impacting on its working capital.”