Trucks save the day at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Royal Windsor Horse Show

Over the weekend, the Royal Windsor horse show was on the brink of being cancelled due to torrential rain. Fortunately, Philip Judge International - one of Europe's leading agricultural suppliers - stepped in.

Philp Judge International has over 20 years of experience within its field, and has a fleet of seven low-ride-height purpose-built flat loaders to carry out its work across the UK and Europe. 

Philip Judge said he got a late-night call regarding the Windsor Horse Show's dilemma, and simply couldn't say no, especially after stewarding at previous shows.

Judge's five Scania and Renault drawbars supplied straw, which was used to cover the saturated grass, stopping the many multi-million pound horse transporters from sinking into the mud.

"It was a big deal," Judge said, "as many of the horse boxes were from "all over the world, including Oman, Dubai and Azerbaijan."

After the straw was laid, horses and their owners could continue to take part in the Pageant of Equestrianism. This included the Kings Troop and the Household Calvary.

As a result of the haulier's efforts over the weekend, Judge said he was "shocked and emotional" when he was rewarded with the Geoffrey Cross memorial shield for the firm's hard work.

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Job title: Depot Manager
Location: Walsall
Employer: The Hartshorne Group
Closing Date: 30 May 2019


The Hartshorne Group hold the Volvo Truck and Bus franchise for the Midlands region and its activities are spread over eight dealer locations and three managed workshops across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and the Midlands. 

We require an experienced ‘hands on’ Depot Manager to become part of the team and oversee our head office operation in Walsall.

The Role

The role requires operational, commercial and financial experience, alongside the ability to multi-task and make pro-active decisions.

The focus of the role is the development of our customer base in the surrounding area, creating a team of people to deliver service excellence and maintaining a safe and inclusive working environment.

You will have full responsibility for managing the day-to–day operation of the Walsall site, which is in planning stages of a £5m redevelopment with the aim of providing exceptional facilities to support our customers and colleagues.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and management skills, will be able to motivate others and have the energy and desire for personal success.

A day-to-day focus on customer satisfaction and quality are of paramount importance. On offer is a progressive and rewarding career to the ideal candidate as is a remuneration package that will reflect the seniority of the position.

Applicants should forward their CV together with details of their current remuneration package to For further information please contact 07870 574684.