Scottish firm choses Bedlington base

A SCOTTISH haulage firm has chosen Bedlington for a new base as the company expands.

Grampian Continental, an Aberdeen-based oil and gas specialist has invested £70,000 in a new base in the town to complement its offices in Holland and Italy, expand its trade lanes and hook up with ferry links to mainland Europe.

The move is part of Grampian’s aim to grow turnover from £15m to £20m over the next five years, and create a number of jobs at its new North East base.

And North Shields man Kenny Haddock has been appointed to spearhead the new North East site.

Before moving into management Kenny spent four years as a derrickman on the rigs.