Roger Warnes Transport partners with GB
Great Britain Speedway Team have added another vital partnership as they bid to haul themselves back into the gold medals.
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The national set-up has been joined by Roger Warnes Transport, a family owned bulk haulage and storage business. Roger Warnes has been intrinsically involved in the sport at King’s Lynn for a number of years before this extra input. It’s another crucial part of the jigsaw of adding corporate partners to the growing pace of the GB Speedway set-up.
The tie-up is announced just as King’s Lynn rider Robert Lambert won the European Championship in Torun on Wednesday night, the latest medal for GB after a succession of podium placings over the past three seasons.
Roger Warnes admitted: “We, as a company, are very much going places. That’s the nature of our business. There’s no doubt that Great Britain are doing the same. This is undoubtedly a very exciting time for the GB set-up. It’s a hugely professional team and the future looks fantastic. That was underlined by the victory for Robert in Poland. We have a three-times World Champion Tai Woffinden leading the country and then Robert maturing very quickly.
“But the work going on behind the scenes to bring through the next generation is probably the most exciting aspect of all. Great Britain has got a fantastic few years ahead and Roger Warnes Transport will be very proud to be part of that journey."
Great Britain Managing Director Rob Painter is naturally delighted to add another big name to the blossoming corporate partnerships.
He added: “This is a wonderful addition to Great Britain. Roger is a speedway man through and through and understands what we are trying to achieve. We are very lucky to have partners who all take a passionate interest in how we are attempting to take the GB team over the next five to 10 years. At this moment, a huge part of that plan is down to our partnerships which will enable us to push on for success on the track.”
Roger Warnes Transport was established nearly 50 years ago in Great Dunham, Norfolk where their head office and a proportion of a 100 strong fleet remains today. The remainder of the fleet is based in a more recently acquired King's Lynn depot along with the sister company Warnes Commercials Ltd.
Roger Warnes Transport offers a complete service to the agricultural industry offering everything from sugar beet, grain and fertiliser haulage to grain and sugar beet pulp storage. They also specialise in the distribution of aggregates across the UK and enjoy “preferred haulier status” to the largest mineral supplier in the world today.
The fleet consists of a mix of articulated tippers, rigid tippers and articulated moving floor vehicles. The majority of these vehicles and all their storage facilities comply with TASCC standards allowing them to transport crops of grain, oilseeds and pulses. They also operate vehicles outside of the TASCC standards to allow them to carry products such as household waste or chicken litter.