Chemical Division at the NEC Commercial Vehicle Show

All of the Tennants companies in the UK that sell Greenox AdBlue had representatives manning the Greenox stall at the NEC in Birmingham earlier this year.  Here’s our very own Chemical Division Sales Manager, Stanley, doing his stint.

The Commercial Vehicle show is the largest and most comprehensive road transport and logistics event staged in Britain where you’ll find close to 500 exhibitors spanning the whole road transport and logistics supply business.

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And the Fleet is Expanding…

WAC took delivery of the latest addition to their fleet last month (see Lee with the new arrival above).

Julian tells us “the new Volvo FM460 8×2 Rigid is a genuinely flexible vehicle for regional and long-haul distribution. It’s adaptable to suit all of our transport assignments”.

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We’re delighted to announce that WAC have won the prestigious FORS Gold award and are now part of an elite group of only 250 distributors nationally to be awarded the Freight Operators Recognition Scheme’s highest accreditation.

Director Julian Workman and Logistics Manager Lee Birch quickly saw that the benefits of working to such high standards would be of great advantage throughout all areas of the company and started the ball rolling last year.

It is a huge achievement for the company and a testament to all the hard work put in by everyone on the team.

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Congratulations to the team at the Cork Fertiliser Division on achieving certification to the new ISO 2015 standards after an audit carried out on 21st June.

As with all the divisions, CT Cork is audited every 3 years and yet again the hard work has paid off!

Well done to Michael, and the rest of the team at Cork!

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New Walls & Ceilings International Ltd Website Launched

We are proud to announce the launch of a new website for our GB Building Division at

The new site boasts extensive ranges of products from all the leading brands, all of which are available for next day delivery across the UK.

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Training Days at Ravenhill

The team at Belfast’s Building Division held a number of training seminars during November for some of their senior drylining customers who intend to develop their Fire Stopping solutions.

The seminars were dedicated to the FSi Ltd product range.

FSi Ltd manufacture and develop a comprehensive range of compartmentation systems suitable for applications all over the world. These systems are primarily used to prevent or slow down the passage of fire, air, sound, movement and water. With personal safety a priority, they’re designed to protect a building’s occupants whilst minimizing loss in the case of a fire.

Tennants have now achieved certification in the theoretical and practical introduction to the installation of FSi Ltd Fire Stopping Products and Systems, and are now inviting selected contractors to gain the same certification and further accreditation in conjunction with companies like CERTIFIRE. Customers North West Drylining & Errigal Contracts have taken part at the Belfast depot in recent weeks.

CERTIFIRE provides assurance that fire protection products and correctly installed systems will perform as required, thereby avoiding costly mistakes and dramatically reducing risk.

Both Belfast and Dublin are now stocking an extensive range of FSi Ltd products.

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Training update

There’s been lots going on in the training department this last couple of months.

We’ve had Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Access at varying levels, and lots of takers to attend.

We’ve also had fire-fighting equipment training at Charles Tennant Cork and at Airport Road West, where staff were introduced to the relevant legislation and shown a video on how to correctly approach a fire situation. Then it was outside to the live fire rig and the opportunity to use the different types of extinguishers.

(NB: It was pointed out that some of the attendees were NOT potential NIFRS candidates!!)

The operators at Herdman Channel Road also got in on the act with gantry training, specifically designed to keep them safe while working at height on the gantry.

While the team at Bitumen also ticked the working at heights box this quarter, along with CPC Driver renewals.

The training program, as always, is ongoing and we’ll continue to develop and adapt it. Thanks to all who have taken part for your cooperation and enthusiasm and we hope that you find your courses useful.

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Tennants Bitumen

In July Tennants Bitumen welcomed two new additions to the vehicular side of the family becoming the proud owners of 2 new Volvo FM 460 trucks.

They’ve since been adorned in new Tennants livery designed by the TBit team, including Steven Caldwell, ably instructed by ‘Head of New Trucks Graphics’ Alan Drennan.

The trucks replace 2 old workhorses that served us well in their 10 years but it’s out with the old and in with the new – may they have many years of safe service ahead!

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Shane Climbs for Charity

On 2nd July TBP’s Shane O’Doherty took part in a gruelling endurance event ‘The Fan Dance’ (named after its location on Pen y Fan, Wales) in aid of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

The event is based on the test march for SAS selection and involves a 24km mountain climb across the Brecon Beacons carrying a 40lb pack so not for the faint hearted…

Shane & his team have been in training for 7 months around the Comeargh Mountains & Mount Leinster to get as close as they could to mimicking the real thing, and I have it on good authority that the end result of that training was blister-proof feet which proved to be winning tactic!

The team completed the course which is a massive achievement in itself but in the process they raised €10,000 for their charity.


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After a successful launch in December last year Charles Tennant & Co (Cork) Ltd, our new Fertiliser Division, successfully achieved accreditation to the ISO Quality Standards held by CTNI & TBP for Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental Management Systems in July. Well done & congratulations to all concerned.

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