Haulage firm shows its support for drive urging shoppers to think local first
THE Malcolm Group has thrown its weight behind the Scotland Loves Local campaign – with two specially-branded trailers hitting the road.
They promote the drive for Scots shoppers to think local first as part of efforts to support their community and the country’s financial fightback from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Running out of the firm’s Linwood headquarters in Renfrewshire, they are now being used to make deliveries across the country – within all coronavirus safety rules – to help keep essential industries moving.
Andrew Malcolm, CEO of The Malcolm Group, said: “As we’ve gone about our work, we’ve seen close up throughout the pandemic the amazing lengths to which local businesses have gone to help their communities.
“Our team is greatly appreciative of the dedication shown by the people who work in local businesses. In so many ways we have supported each other – our drivers, as key workers themselves, doing their bit to keep supplies moving, and the local shops being there to keep them stocked with essentials too.
“That’s why, as a family-owned business ourselves, we’re delighted to be able to show our support for the Scotland Loves Local campaign. By us all thinking local first, we can make a real difference to our communities.”
The Malcolm Group knows the value of local support, having started out as a community business itself in the 1920s with a horse and cart making local deliveries in and around Johnstone.
Scotland Loves Local is led by Scotland’s Towns Partnership (STP), with the support of the Scottish Government.
Rhona Brown, STP’s Membership Executive, said: “We’re delighted to have a company with WH Malcolm’s profile showing its support for Scotland Loves Local and thank them for taking the time to brand these trailers.
“The reaction we’ve had to the campaign across the country has been fantastic – and I’m sure many people will be keeping a close eye out for these trailers as they pass through their communities.”
People who spot the trailers in their towns are being urged to share pictures on social media using the hashtags #LoveLocalTrailers and #MalcolmsLovesLocal.