Depot switch sparks move to recruit sweeper drivers

A nationwide business is keen to recruit at least five additional drivers after opening a new depot in Leicestershire.

Go Plant Fleet Services has relocated its workshop and offices from Ibstock to nearby Bardon.

The move delivers a new base for the company’s fleet of road sweepers servicing the East Midlands along with a hi-tech repair and maintenance facility and modern offices for a total of 45 staff.

Now the company, which operates across the UK, is keen to boost its complement of drivers based at the depot.

Ady Bates, Depot Manager for Go Plant Fleet Services’ East Midlands regional office, said: “We relocated the workshop and office that was based in Ibstock and our brand new depot in Bardon is now fully operational.

“The move actually took place during lockdown earlier this year and the team did a fabulous job in challenging circumstances.

“Now it’s up and running, we have a terrific modern base for our operated hire sweepers and a repair and maintenance facility for our own fleet.

“The depot is in an ideal location to access the main transport network so it puts us in a great position to service the entire East Midlands region.”

At least five full-time positions are being made available for HGV sweeper drivers with a Category C and DCPC card. And due to expansion of the business there could be more in future.

Ady added: “Our drivers are responsible for delivering levels of service that set us apart and for ensuring projects are completed to the highest standard.

“They’re the face of our business, so it’s vitally important that we get the right kind of people with the right skills and the right approach.

“We’re looking for five initially, but more positions could well become available in the near future.”

For more information about services or vacancies at Go Plant Fleet Services, contact Ady Bates, email

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