Lincolnshire trailer firm celebrates 50 years in business

David Wakefield (centre), with, from left are sisters, Michelle Harper, Kay Chadwick and Claire Scott, with Michelle's son, Jack Harper.

A family-run trailer firm from Lincolnshire which counts TV gardeners and politicians among its former customers is celebrating 50 years in 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 feet off the pedal.

The Walcott-based firm is one of the oldest specialist trailer businesses in the country, serving Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, and it took a major step forward when, in 1973, it became a distributor for Ifor Williams Trailers, Europe’s largest trailer manufacturers.

It has risen from humble beginnings to become a highly-successful trailer supplier which now employs nine people, seven of them being family members – including Bevis and Jean’s three daughters, Kay, Claire and Michelle.

Mr and Mrs Scott are both still involved in the business but have handed over responsibility to their daughters, who are now directors of the family firm.