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William Gilder Group

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In More Fields Than You Might Think

Providing transportation, logistics, and waste management services far and wide, with a proud agricultural heritage.

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A vast transport fleet

We operate more than 150 vehicles, including non-hazardous liquid waste liquid tankers, bulk tippers, and artics.

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Domestic and commercial environmental services

We support in the removal and transportation of non-hazardous liquid waste from septic tanks, highway gulleys, and commercial sewer systems

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Flexible commercial vehicle hire solutions

Our Hire division provides short and long-term shunting tug hire solutions to maintain supply chain efficiency in key industries.

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Workshop and tachograph services

We are a Stoneridge-approved tachograph centre, and conduct inspections in preparation for HGV MOTs on most models.

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Truckstops and facilities for HGV drivers

We're proud to champion facilities for HGV drivers, and operate our own truckstop in Gloucestershire, near the M5 motorway.

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Bringing modern-day solutions with a history in haulage

William Gilder Group offers a wide portfolio of transportation, logistics, and environmental management solutions, serving both domestic and commercial clients.

We are proud of our roots in haulage and agriculture, which will always be the foundation upon which we grow our business. Now, with changing industry demands and ever-evolving customer requirements to go with them, we are continuing to expand our solutions into different markets, while always remaining true to our core belief in delivering exceptional service and results. Learn about our various divisions below.

Workshop Services
William Gilder Sales
Trucktops and facilities

We are available around the clock 365 days a year supported by a highly skilled workforce and state-of-the-art connected vehicles and equipment to ensure up-to-the-minute delivery and service times are guaranteed to provide the support you need when it matters most.

Delivering a complete transportation service

With a vast fleet of artic driven and rigid tankers, bulkers and low loader vehicles, we provide a complete transportation solution for a diverse set of industries and individual requirements. We bring more than 25 years of experience to our work, supported by a highly skilled workforce and underpinned further by our investment in technological innovations that enable us to consistently deliver efficiency and reliability.

Working with clients across a diverse range of industries including agriculture, energy, wastewater management, logistics and facilities management, our nationwide service is flexible to your needs, with excellence delivered every time.

See how we provide a full haulage and transport service.

Front view of lorry at a garage with William Gilder Group company logos
Wide view of a William Gilder Group tanker lorry on a sunny day

Driving the environment forward

We are proud of our long track record and history of delivering a high standard of service within the wastewater treatment and liquid waste sectors. Our environmental services include industrial and domestic septic tank clearing, liquid waste tankering, jetting and cleansing of storage provisions and the complete removal and treatment of wastewater amongst others.

Our wastewater treatment facility is located on the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire border, close to the M5, which is permitted to recycle a wide range of non-hazardous wastewaters and sludges. This closed loop collection and treatment solution ensures peace of mind for our clients.

As a holder of the ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems marks, we take every step to ensure a safe, environmentally enhanced and quality assured approach to working and to the services provided for our clients. Learn more about our complete environmental management services.

Cost-effective hire solutions to keep logistics moving

We provide flexible options for shunting tug hire to clients of all sizes and operating in a variety of sectors. Our fleet of shunting tugs is maintained by our highly trained team in accordance with stringent quality standards and processes.

These vehicles are used by many of the leading names in the logistics and distribution industry. With more than 160 in our fleet, we have the ideal choice for a range of requirements, and our support service is available any day of the week. We can also provide short-term hire cover to cope with peak and seasonal periods such as Christmas.

Take a look at our hire solutions here or speak to our team for details.

A front view of an orange shunting tug by Gilder Hire, part of the William Gilder Group.
A person working in the William Gilder Group workshop

Essential services for the wider haulage industry

Thanks to our deep haulage roots, we know just how important it is to keep heavy goods vehicles maintained and their drivers safe. In addition to our workshop services, we have implemented various driver facilities at our own secure truck stop, just off the M5 in Gloucestershire.

Here, lorry drivers can rest, enjoy hot food and drink at our own café (The Hut), and take a shower, safe in the knowledge that their vehicle is parked in a clean and secure environment and its load is protected by CCTV monitoring and 24/7 manned security. Visiting vehicles, too, can be refuelled and cleaned at our custom-built truck wash, and we even have an on-site laundrette to wash bedding ready for the next leg of the journey.

At a time when secure lorry parking is limited, we are working tirelessly to ensure that drivers are protected and have the respect that they deserve. In addition to our Teddington Hands truckstop, we are also developing other, similar facilities in Evesham and Avonmouth. Keep up to date by signing up to our email newsletter.

Staying true to our farming heritage

Our history dates back to 1985, when William Gilder started the business as an agricultural contractor. It was during this time that he saw the opportunity to buy and sell farm machinery. This, and the purchase of his first truck, provided the foundation for the growth and diversification which is still seen today.

We now have over 200 employees across our various divisions and partner companies and while our services have expanded, we still maintain our proud history throughout our operations. William owns a farm close to our head office, rearing livestock and growing crops which supply The Longhorn Bar & Grill, located at the Teddington Hands truckstop and which opened to the public in 2023.

The Longhorn, managed by William’s wife Deborah, gets its name from the British Longhorn cattle raised at the family’s Worcestershire-based farm. This breed is instantly recognisable by its long curvy horns and its good fat content makes for a high quality of meat.

Next door is Teddington Stores, affectionately known as Teddy’s by the locals. Here, you’ll find fresh local fruit and vegetables, cheeses, and an abundance of other delicious produce. It is also where the premium steaks and joints similar to those enjoyed at The Longhorn can be prepared by our own on-site butcher.

Take a look at The Longhorn here and explore what else you can find at Teddy’s.

Three tractors in a field
Aerial view of anaerobic digestion facility

A focus on sustainability

Developing the environment in a sustainable manner is at the heart of our work. We have held the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems since 2009 and have successfully implemented numerous projects across our sites. These range from installing solar panels at our office facilities to ensuring our vehicles adhere to the latest Euro 6 emissions regulations and outputs from wastewater treatment at our Toddington site are returned to the land as fertilisers, therefore ensuring the ground maintains its nutritional health all-year round.

We have also secured work to treat reservoir water with barley straw, a natural means of controlling algae growth without the use of harmful chemicals, and we work closely with the agricultural sector to recycle a range of products to land (including anaerobic digestates, and biosolids from the treatment of wastewaters).

Our primary environmental goal is to minimise the consumption of energy, water, and natural resources. This approach aligns with the concept of ‘One Planet Living’ (Bioregional/WWF, 2002), and we aim to achieve that goal by maintaining best practice in the following areas, in accordance with our Environmental Policy Statement:

  • Renewable Energy and Heat Production
  • Environment, Economic, and Social Improvement
  • Fuel Efficiency, Reuse and Evolution
  • Recycling of Waste

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    Decades of Experience

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    William Gilder Ltd
    Based on 77 reviews
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    jason billsjason bills
    20:52 14 Feb 24
    For sll yours transport needs including sewage tanks washed and emptying, plus alot more five them a call top staff top service, and truck stop, and food shop and butcher's
    ken leaskken leask
    19:15 26 Jan 24
    Welsh Dave WelbourneWelsh Dave Welbourne
    10:29 26 Dec 23
    Sandy AustinSandy Austin
    14:40 11 Dec 23
    Always clean and tidy
    Joseph SmithJoseph Smith
    17:44 01 Sep 23
    This is the best truckstop I've ever been to. Nowhere else has been close!!!
    Lee MorrisLee Morris
    15:04 01 Sep 23
    Nice secure parking easy access

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