Business Ambassador Furnells Transport are celebrating 50 years of service and investment into our local economy and community.
Furnells began life on 15th August 1967 in a small one-room office at founder David Furnell’s mother’s home, with two small transit-sized vans working for Rolls Royce and Lucas Aerospace. Their fleet now numbers more than 25 vehicles from 3.5-ton vans to Artics, trailers and Hammar Side Loader with an expanded customer base of about 165
The current team is headed by Managing Dirtector Zachary Thole with our operators trained in a variety of relevant skills, including ADR accreditation (Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road) & Class 7 RAM (Radioactive Material) movements.
Hemel Hempstead has seen companies come and go; Furnells Transport are believed to be the oldest company on Maylands Business Park still under the same name and management. Priding themselves on a good rapport with their customers has seen the development of many successful relationships, with some established over many decades.
Involvement in the Business Community:
For many years, as well as serving our customers, Furnells Transport have been active in the local business community. David was involved with the old Maylands Avenue Industrial Association and now with Maylands Partnership. He was on the committee of the Enterprise Agency and is now the Vice Chair of Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors.
Involvement in Charity
When it comes to charity, the whole company rolls up its sleeves. For 30 years they have been providing a Christmas Tree for Woodfield School . For 12 years they have sponsored Hemel Hempstead Cricket Club and participated in many local events. The distinctive blue and yellow vans, with their drivers, have been used to fetch and carry for many local charities and for the Lord Mayor’s Show.
Other charities supported by Furnells include The Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust and Dacorum Community Trust. An enthusiastic veteran car owner, David conceived the idea of an historic car event to raise funds for Dacorum Community Trust (DCT) and when David was made a Freeman of the Borough of Dacorum Furnells organised the Great Sheep Drive in the Old High Street, Hemel Hempstead. Monies raised for DCT and Community Action Dacorum (DAC.)
In all the charity and voluntary work in which Furnells has been involved over the years, they have relied heavily on the workforce to play their part. This has become a much enjoyed aspect of working at Furnells and continue to do so.
Here’s to the next 50 years!
Published on: August 4, 2017