Great Scott! Trailer firm marks 50 years in business

Scott Trailers celebrates its 50th birthday in business
Scott Trailers celebrates its 50th birthday in business

A family-run trailer firm from the Sleaford area, which counts TV gardeners among its customers, is celebrating 50 years in the business.

Husband and wife duo Jean and Bevis Scott have been at the helm of Scott Trailers since 1965 and have no immediate plans to take their foot off the pedal – despite both being in their 70s.

The Scott family

The Scott family

The Walcott-based firm is one of the oldest specialist trailer businesses in the country – serving Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. It is a distributor for Ifor Williams Trailers, Europe’s largest trailer manufacturer.

It is a remarkable achievement for the local firm, which started out as a husband and wife team with just one labourer.

Amazingly, that same employee, David Wakefield, still works for them today – and celebrates his 50th year of service in 2016.

Peter Nesbitt, business development manager for Ifor Williams Trailers, had nothing but praise for Scott Trailers.

Scott Trailers celebrates its 50th birthday in business

Scott Trailers celebrates its 50th birthday in business

“We are delighted that the Scotts have been successful distributors for so many years and it is great to do business with such a close-knit family,” he said.

“We have a very high regard for the Scotts. They are an extremely professional and hard-working family.”