GB Railfreight and Whitley Bay F.C. Under 8s Agree New Kit Deal

GB Railfreight are pleased to announce that they have recently sponsored Whitley Bay F.C. Juniors under 8s Juve who play in the Pin Point League, Keegan Division. The sponsorship means the team can now look the part and have enough strips for new members who will join towards the end of the 2019/20 season.

John Watson, Port of Tyne TM and Father of Sam (pictured far left) said:

“The sponsorship from GBRf will allow the team to have enough strips for the next 2 years which is really important. After winning their division last season they have been placed in a higher division this time around, and it shows!

Whitley Bay F.C. Juniors U8 Juve Lost their first game 5-1 against local rivals North Shields, Sam scoring the only goal, it’s going to be tough season! Once we get the passing right, we’ll be halfway there. Thank you for all your help”

GBRf wishes the team the best of luck for the remainder of the season and we hope they put their new kits to good use.

GBRf Renew Sponsorship with Potteric Carr Nature Reserve

GB Railfreight are delighted to renew our sponsorship with Potteric Carr Nature Reserve for another year. Situated next to the GBRf Doncaster Office, Potteric Carr Nature Reserve give local wildlife a safe haven to survive and flourish.

GBRf encourages people to visit the site and enjoy the abundance of habitats the South Yorkshire nature reserve has to offer.

Sarah Robinson, Corporate Partnerships Assistant at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, said:

“We are delighted GB Railfreight has decided to sponsor Potteric Carr Nature Reserve for another year. Potteric Carr is famed for its wetland birds including bitterns and marsh harriers and provides a real oasis to animals in South Yorkshire.

A huge thank you to the whole organisation for helping Yorkshire Wildlife Trust keep wild places like this safe.”

GB Railfreight and Hanson Cement Sign Seven Year Contract

GB Railfreight are delighted to announce a seven-year deal with Hanson Cement for rail freight services from Ketton cement works in Rutland and Ribblesdale cement works in Lancashire, to terminals at London King’s Cross, Avonmouth (Bristol) and Mossend (Glasgow).

GB Railfreight will operate on average nine trains a week transporting cement in tank wagons which will support major construction projects in London as well as the development of Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station.

The deal is a continuation of a very successful partnership between GB Railfreight and Hanson and will provide a reliable service moving cement to nationally significant infrastructure projects. The movement of cement from road to rail also helps to reduce carbon emissions and congestion on the road network.

John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight, said:

We are absolutely thrilled to be providing more rail freight services for Hanson. We already provide four trains a week between Ribblesdale and Avonmouth, and this deal will see GB Railfreight haul cement for the first time. We are delighted to continue our partnership and look forward to developing this specific part of Hanson’s supply chain.”

Matt Barlow, Supply Chain Director for Hanson UK, said:

We are working to increase the tonnage of material we transport by rail across the UK. This arrangement helps us to take trucks off the roads and reduce our carbon emissions. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with GB Railfreight, who have always provided us with an excellent service.”