About us

Arthur Spriggs & Sons Ltd has been proud to work with a wide range of customers since 1918, from local companies to national organisations.

We are committed to the design, development & delivery of quality services whilst managing the potential harmful effects on our surroundings.

Our mission

Every customer and supplier is highly valued and should expect regardless of size the same level of service and dedication.

The individual excellence of each employee is as important as the collective of everyone working together.

We are committed to working with both existing and new customers to explore new ways to seek out mutually beneficial efficiencies.

A company proud of its heritage, with a reputation for offering the highest Service levels adding value and offering flexible solutions that give a competitive advantage.

The company was originally set up in 1918 by Arthur Spriggs , he had only one lorry a Thames Trader which he used for removals, transporting locally produced leather and collecting coal from the railways in and around Northamptonshire (see picture). The business was based in Higham Ferrers which is a small market town close to Rushden in Northamptonshire.

2nd World War

Arthur had six children his plan was for his sons Derek & Billy to join the business when they were old enough. Sadly, Billy who was a Squadron Leader in the British Air Force was killed in the Second World War.


Derek with the help of his wife Jean started to expand the business in the late 1950’s. Jean was doing the accounts, while raising their 5 boys. The main bulk of the work was in and around the Rushden area.


As the business grew In the early 1990’s a depot was set up in Gloucestershire and headed up by Christopher the youngest of Derek’s Sons and whilst initially based in Quedgeley Gloucester rapidly out grew this site and purchased Cowfield Mill in Tewkesbury in 2009 where the company is based today and managed by Chris and his team.

“We are proud of our heritage, and our reputation for offering the highest service levels possible.”

David Harris
Operations Manager

Arthur Spriggs & Sons Ltd

Established 1918

We always strive to…

  • continually improve our environmental performance
  • comply with all relevant legal requirements
  • ensure that environmental management is integral to our business
  • maintain joint co-operation with employees , environmental enforcement bodies and regulators
  • prevent land , air and water pollution wherever possible improve the environmental efficiency of our transportation and travel arrangements
  • identify and manage environmental risks and hazards