Tiger Trailers has officially become the first trailer manufacturer and commercial vehicle bodybuilder to be a partner of Northern Powerhouse in its mission to strengthen the local economy through investment in culture, innovation, skills, and transport. This decision comes after a meeting in which the local Member of Parliament Antoinette Sandbach and Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry, have discussed the firm’s ambitious growth plans and its commitment to provide apprenticeships and graduate training.
“Tiger has become a great success story for British manufacturing and we’re thrilled to be joining the Northern Powerhouse. In just four years we’ve manufactured more than 4,000 trailers and bodies, developed a fantastic customer base and become one of the fastest growing businesses in our sector,” said John Cartwright, Joint Managing Director of Tiger Trailers.
The manufacturer has also announced its plans to start the build phase for the new £22 million purpose-built factory located close to its current site. The factory will create approximately 270 new jobs, including 80 within the next 12 months. The site will become fully operational during early 2019.
“As a rapidly growing, innovative manufacturer supporting hundreds of jobs in the local economy and providing new opportunities for apprentices and young people at the beginning of their careers, Tiger Trailers embodies the dynamism and ingenuity of the Northern Powerhouse. I am delighted to welcome them as a new Northern Powerhouse Partner and I’m looking forward to working with Tiger Trailers on supporting their contribution to the economically resurgent North,” commented Jake Berry.
Tiger Trailers has decided to join the Northern Powerhouse after the news of John and Steven Cartwright being named in the Top 10 of Motor Transport’s prestigious Power Players for 2018. Featured alongside Tesla’s Elon Musk, CEO of DX Group Lloyd Dunn, CEO of Eddie Stobart Logistics Alex Laffey, and the CEO of Hermes UK Martin de Lange, they have all been named as the key influencers within the transport and logistics industry.