What a year 2021 has been. There’s been lots of ups and downs for everyone. But, despite the pandemic, this year has been an extremely positive one for us.
So, as we come to the end of another year, we thought we’d do a quick round up of some of the awesome things that took place here at Bedford Timber throughout 2021.
Five new vehicles
This year we had four new replacement delivery vehicles arrive, and a new 7.5-ton lorry for our St Neots depot. This meant we were able to get more products to more customers across the country.
We made 14,818 deliveries to our customers from January to December – 10,754 from our Bedford depot and 4,064 from our St Neots branch. That’s an average of 284 every week.
We launched our brand-new website. This was completely redesigned and created inhouse by one of our young, new talents, Jack Lines. It’s not just sleek looking, but it’s easier to navigate and more up-to-date. Just watch this space for our upcoming St Neots section.
Delivering to customers
We travelled 364,536 miles to deliver stock to customers across the country. That’s 15 times around the earth, or to the moon and halfway home again.
We supplied timber and other building materials to some amazing projects. Including the new Sky Studios, which will be the world’s most sustainable TV and Film studio. And to DIY guru and Instagram sensation Alex Dodman’s Hot Tub Project.
New St. Neots depot
Our St Neots team moved to their new depot in Marston Road, Eynesbury. The new space has allowed the depot to have improved stock availability, better stock holding, more product range, easier access and quicker loading times, to name just a few benefits.
Increased Social Media presence
We have been working hard to improve our social media presence, to keep all our customers up-to-date with our latest news and offers. We have seen a steady increase in followers over the last year, and the presence continues to grow. So, give us a follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Supporting customers in tough times
As an essential service, we were so proud to continue to serve our customers through the lockdown at the beginning of the year. Our team worked so hard, keeping all our staff and customers safe. It meant that lots of key building services and traders could keep their business going, and I’m sure it cheered up lots of keen DIY-ers too.