Imperial Commercials has reopened for business this week after a fire swept through a neighbouring business, with its HR director thanking “heroic” staff.
Employees “kept customer trucks rolling” as staff were redeployed to other locations, after the fire “completely destroyed” the adjacent building.
Led by service team leader Jim Powell, staff executed an emergency evacuation, meaning all employees were accounted for and unharmed.
Imperial UK Group’s human resources director John Spence said: “I am deeply impressed with the conduct of our Wellesbourne Park staff, it’s been nothing short of a heroic effort by everyone.
“Through the decisive actions of Jim Powell, nobody came to harm, while commercial director Alan Ellison and his team, have shown remarkable resolve in delivering our promises to customers. I would like to thank everyone for their valiant efforts.
“Particularly those who have worked extremely long hours and over weekends in order to deliver maximum uptime for our customers, and to uphold – and enhance – the excellent reputation of Imperial Commercials in the region.”
The company has reported that it worked “tirelessly” to ensure customer services were largely unaffected, by transferring work to locations at Garretts Green, Halesowen and Worcester.
Following a deep clean, the Wellesbourne Park facility is now operational once again and open for business.