Family-run transport firm Davies International marks 50th year in business as it raises £50,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity

A FAMILY-RUN transport firm in Fareham has marked its golden anniversary in business with a party and a charity fundraiser.

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Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 1:59 pm
Davies International marked its 50th year in business

Davies International Transport, a second-generation business which employs 15 people, celebrated its 50th year last month.

Friends, family, and staff, as well as many other businesses they have worked with over the years, were invited to a party, which also raised money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

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Davies International marked its 50th year in business

The firm, run by James and Steven Davies, who are sons of the founders, has been a long supporter of the charity and they have raised almost £50,000 by completing marathons, sponsoring truck loads, plus more.

They also created a book called Fridge Too Far - The A-Z celebrating 50 years of Davies International about the history of the company to sell at the party, with all sales going directly to the charity.

Director Steven has been the passionate force behind raising funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and is an ambassador for the charity.

He said: ‘We have been raising funds for GOSH for a while now and we thought our 50th year was a great chance to go big and aim to take the total to £50,000.

Davies International marked its 50th year in business

‘We have sold over 100 books now and have received great comments including what a great trip down memory lane the book has been.’

The firm has had its busiest year to date and it has used its business success to buy its premises, and redevelop its warehouse.

Director James said ‘We are so proud of the business our parents has formed, the reputation he built and the loyalty of the staff and other businesses we have worked with over the years. There are not many family businesses who are still going after 50 years, and we have some great plans for the next five.’

Davies International marked its 50th year in business. Left to right: Micky Hughes, Mick Long, Steven Davies, Cliff Luxton, Ian Birnie

If you would like to purchase the book, with all proceeds going directly to Great Ormond Street Hospital, email [email protected] The book costs £20 to collect or £25 including postage.

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Davies International marked its 50th year in business. The Davies Family left to right are: John Davies (father) James Davies (son), Steven Davies (son) Gill Davies (mother).

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