Stephanie Honoured by Transport Chiefs for 25 Years in Business

Stephanie Price knows a thing or two about transport and construction. The Midlands businesswoman has received an award in recognition of 25 years at JPE Aggregates, the Wolverhampton-based company founded by her late father, Colin.
Stephanie Honoured by Transport Chiefs for 25 Years in Business
Stephanie Honoured by Transport Chiefs for 25 Years in Business

The family business operates a fleet of Volvo trucks supplied by the Hartshorne Group. Now Volvo executives have presented Stephanie with a commemorative watch in recognition of her achievements.

Martin Cronin, MD of the Hartshorne Group, said: "Stephanie is a truly inspirational business leader. We'd like to be the first to congratulate her on 25 years at JPE Aggregates, which makes a huge contribution to the economy across the region."

Stephanie is pictured receiving her award from Heléne Mellquist (President, Volvo Trucks Europe) and Robert Grozdanovski (Managing Director, Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland) at a transport summit hosted by Hartshorne.

JPE Aggregate employs over 100 people and has built up a multimillion-pound turnover business by supplying sustainable aggregate materials for construction purposes.

Stephanie said: "We are a traditional family-run business that's been in Wolverhampton for 25 years. Our staff have worked hard together over the years to make us a success, so it was wonderful to receive recognition from Volvo."

Stephanie runs the company's transport department, and she says she would love to see more women working within the sector. She added: "When we started out there were very few women in the industry, but things are changing. We have a female planning team in the transport office and there are now two women HGV drivers in our team. Ten years ago I took my own HGV test to prove the point that if a job's worth doing, it doesn't matter if you are a man or woman!"

JPE intends to celebrate its 25 years of trading by unveiling a special anniversary Volvo truck, details of which will be revealed later this summer.



Issued by:
Gary Thompson at W1 Features
(on behalf of the Hartshorne Group)