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The Passing of Cyril Armstrong

It is with great sadness to inform you all of the passing of Cyril Armstrong on Friday 3rd April 2020. Cyril was 77 and had suffered from fibrosis of the lungs for several years. He had been in hospital for the last 6 weeks, had fought off infections and was hoping to get home, before he contracted the COVID-19 virus.
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Posted 7th April 2020

Joining 700 Logistics Business to Distribute Critical Supplies

Wm Armstrong, a founding Palletforce member joins 700 logistics businesses across 8 UK distribution networks, offering the government a combined fleet of 23,500 vehicles for distribution of food and emergency supplies.
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Posted 23rd March 2020

Thousands Raised for Hospice

Nicola and Joanna smashed the initial target set from their Hadrians Wall trek and managed to raise an impressive £3318 for Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland, thanks to their amazing fundraising efforts and the generous donations they recieved.
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Posted 31st October 2019

Hadrians Wall Trek

Two long serving Wm Armstrong staff members will hike 25 miles across Hadrians Wall to raise funds for local charity partner, Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland. The trek will take place on 13th/14th September 2019.
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Posted 30th August 2019

Ullswater Walk for Hospice at Home

On Saturday 22nd June, 2 members of the Wm Armstrong team, Dan Roberts & Craig Mason will 'Step up to the Plate' and walk Ullswater Way to raise money for Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland.
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Posted 13th June 2019

Driver of the Year Awards 2019

We are proud to announce that Wm Armstrong driver Mark Cowie has been nominated for 'Long Distance Driver of the Year' in the 2019 Microlise Driver Awards. The awards highlight the most talented HGV drivers working in the UK transport industry and acknowledge the vital work they do. Find out more here

Posted 10th May 2019

Passing of Robert Armstrong

It is with great sadness to inform of the death of Robert (Bob) Armstrong on Friday 11th January 2019. Bob was an integral part of Wm Armstrong and the haulage industry for a great many years. He will be sadly missed by family, friends & the business community.

The funeral will take place on 18th January at Arthuret Church in Longtown (Arthuret St Michaels Church, Arthuret Road, Longtown, Carlisle, CA6 5SJ), followed by interment in the churchyard and refreshments at the Longtown Memorial Hall Community Centre. All friends and colleagues are welcome.

Posted 17th January 2019

Reaching New Heights

2018 has been a year to remember for Wm Armstrong and its charity partner Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland. In September, five members of the team underwent a nail-biting tandem skydive from 15,000ft to raise money for the charity. Find out more here

Posted 20th December 2018

Charity Skydive for Hospice at Home

5 lucky (is that the right word!?) members of the Wm Armstrong team will be donning their parachutes for the first time and doing a skydive to raise money for our charity partner, Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland. The skydive will take place on 1st September 2018. Click here to find out more and donate

Posted 3rd August 2018

ATF Anniversary

Our ATF test lane for Commercial Vehicles at Cumbria Truck Centre opened in September 2015 and has now been going strong for a whole two years. In that time we've carried out thousands of tests on all sorts of vehicles. Find out more and book a test slot here

Posted 22nd September 2017

Office Space To Let in Uddingston, Glasgow

Self contained, modern office space (approx 155 sq m) within a popular business location now available to let in Bothwell Industrial Estate, Uddingston, Glasgow. Find out more here

Posted 22nd August 2017

Palletforce SuperHub Goes Live

Following a £50m investment by Palletforce, their 620,000 square foot SuperHub officially opened today. With a daily pallet capacity of 30,000 plus and with space for 420 HGVs, this is an enormous achievement for both Palletforce and it's members including Wm Armstrong Ltd. Read more about the SuperHub here

Posted 14th August 2017

A Winning Team

Armstrongs are delighted to announce that we have been crowned winners in the Transport and Logistics category of the National Family Business Awards 2017 at a glittering ceremony in London this week. Not just that but we were also announced as National Supreme Champion runners up to boot. This is an amazing achievement for the Group and the board wish to extend their thanks to every member of our team. Well done ! Find out more here

Posted 9th June 2017

National Family Business Of The Year Awards 2017

Wm Armstrong Group are thrilled to have been announced as finalists in the National Family Business Of The Year Awards 2017. The awards, organised by Family Business United, recognise the diversity, strength and depth of family firms across the UK and seek to highlight the contribution that family firms make to the UK economy. Find out more here

Posted 26th April 2017

Longtown Community Centre Funding Appeal

The People's Projects is a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund, ITV, STV and The National Lottery that gives the public a say in awarding National Lottery funding to local projects across the UK. Longtown community centre has applied for funding and your vote would help immensely. The project would support an increase in provision of activities for local people by improving facilities as well as focusing on a range of new activities for children and older people. (Please note voting is now closed)

Posted 28th March 2017

Transport and Logistics Winners

We're delighted to announce that Wm Armstrong Group was the winner of the Transport and Logistics award at the recent inaugural Cumbria Family Business Awards. Find out more here

Posted 15th March 2017

Cumbria Family Business Awards

Wm Armstrong Group has been nominated in the first ever Cumbria Family Business Awards in the Transport & Logistics category. The Awards Night which takes place in March 2017 will be a celebration of Cumbrian family businesses hosted by Hairy Biker and proud Cumbrian Dave Myers.

Posted 27th January 2017

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