Bradshaw Electric Vehicles
- Sector: Manufacturing
- Region: East of England
Steering towards success
Chances are, if you’ve visited an airport, a golf course, a hospital, a school or a university – or even a nuclear scientific research laboratory – you’ll have come across the output of BradshawElectric Vehicles.
Since 1976, the company has been manufacturing and distributing electric vehicles all over the UK. With a focus on tow tractors, load carriers and pedestrian-controlled vehicles, the company also designs and builds completely bespoke vehicles, such as those for persons with reduced mobility used in all major UK airports.
While Bradshaw Electric Vehicles has been at the forefront of producing electric-powered transport for more than 40 years, the more recent shift from government and industry towards protecting the environment puts the company in a strong position. “Electric is now at the forefront of the automotive industry, and with a change in government policy and the need for zero-emission vehicles, Bradshaw Electric Vehicles is best placed to provide economically viable zero-emission industrial and commercial vehicles,” says Drew Bradshaw, Joint Managing Director of Bradshaw
Electric Vehicles. And this is exactly what the company has shown in its new position as sole UK distributor for French electric-vehicle manufacturer Goupil, whose vehicles are distributed in 35 countries.
The staff remain the company’s priority, with budget set aside for the ongoing training of each individual staff member, to ensure skill levels remain high. “The aim is to keep them all safe and well, so that when the time comes and the world starts to return to normality, we have maintained our skill and experience levels and will once again be at the forefront of the industrial electric vehicle market,” says Drew.
Since opening its doors, Bradshaw Electric Vehicles has seen year-on-year growth, based on its pillars of quality, safe and robust vehicles, and a skilled workforce – and passion. “My advice to anyone starting out in business would be to follow your passion,” says Drew, “and you won’t have to work for the rest of your life.”