We are delighted to congratulate our colleague Leon Clarke, who reaches a silver milestone on 28 March, having worked for Willbox and its parent company, Williams Shipping, for 25 years.
Leon started work in a Williams Shipping warehouse back in 1996, when a friend recommended the company to him as a good employer. Originally dealing with the storage of marine lubricant oil, he moved to driving lorries after the company helped him gain his HGV licence.
A quick learner, Leon soon passed his HIAB qualification for lorry loaders and cranes, and for many years worked for Williams Shipping Transport delivering containers and doing other crane work. When Willbox was established we were lucky enough to persuade Leon to work for us, and he has been part of our delivery and installation team ever since.
Leon is based in Nursling and now travels all over the country making deliveries, transporting and installing containers or cabins for Willbox – anywhere he can reach and return from in a day. He is a trusted and experienced member of the team and we always know we can trust his judgment, especially on tricky jobs.
Working for Willbox has involved Leon in some interesting projects, including an installation for a Solent University art exhibition in the Guildhall, Southampton that required him to create an arch out of two 10ft containers topped off by a 40ft container!
- Eric Williams, Chairman, proudly presents Leon with his 25 year recognition award -“I love my job,” says Leon. “Willbox has good equipment, treats its drivers well and is always happy to help out if there's a problem. Every day is different, and my favourite part is when someone appreciates what I am doing and makes me a cup of coffee.”
Chris Williams, Managing Director of Willbox, is keen for Leon to stay another 25 years: “We are hugely grateful to Leon for his expertise and loyalty, and for his warm and helpful personality. He is highly thought of by the whole team, and our customers too – they often ask if he will be doing the delivery. It is a pleasure to have him on the team and we hope he will stay as part of the Willbox family for many years to come. Congratulations Leon!”
Willbox, part of the Williams Shipping Group, has over 25 years' experience in container hire and new and used shipping container sales. We can supply containers to meet any need, including site accommodation, storage, and bespoke containers modified to your requirements, and our consultancy service is here to help you make the best choice.
We deliver nationwide from over 20 depots across the country – contact us now for fast and efficient container services.