Haulage firm JHP expands with £300,000 package

JHP founder Jim Prentice, left, with Bank of Scotland's Derek Weir. Picture: Chris Watt
JHP founder Jim Prentice, left, with Bank of Scotland's Derek Weir. Picture: Chris Watt
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A haulage and logistics firm has relocated to larger premises in an expansion move backed by a £300,000 funding package.

Lanark-based JHP Transport has moved from its original base in Shotts and transformed a 5,000 sq ft farm complex in Sandilands into its new headquarters and distribution centre.

The firm, which has secured the additional funding from Bank of Scotland, has recently taken on ten additional drivers and invested in four extra vehicles to take its fleet up to 32.

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James Prentice, who founded JHP Transport in 2007, said: “This move is going to take our business to the next level. It means we can readily take on new business opportunities and gives us the space to continue diversifying the products we ship across the UK.

“Before the move a lot of vehicles had to be stored offsite in truck stops and in other rented locations around Scotland. It’s great to now have everyone under one roof.”