Dr Dan was delighted to visit local business Dooley Rumble as guest of honour for its 25th anniversary celebrations last week. Neil Dooley and Simon Rumble, co-owners and directors of Dooley Rumble, invited a host of local clients, friends and supporters to join them in raising a celebratory glass of champagne to reminisce over the early days and celebrate the company’s ongoing success.
Dan was given a tour of the business and met with some of the 46 staff employed at the firm, which has grown substantially since 1987, and now occupies three sites on the Claydon Business Park Industrial estate. It is now based in a £1.5million purpose-built office and warehousing complex and the business includes warehousing with a capacity for 7,500 pallet spaces, an Enhanced Remote Transit Shed warehouse, a picking and packing operation, a fleet of HGVs, CPC driver training and a large export case making workshop. The freight forwarding business now has customers from around the world, and handles all types of cargo and exports.
Local businesses of all sizes form the backbone of our local economy in Suffolk, employing local people and driving economic growth in our county. In spite of the challenging economic climate, many of our businesses, like Dooley Rumble, have continued to succeed. Dan will always do all he can in Parliament to support the interests of our local businesses so that they can keep investing in our communities and creating local jobs for people in Suffolk. He would like to congratulate Simon Rumble and Neil Dooley on reaching this significant milestone, and wishes them every success in the future.
(Photographs courtesy of Paul Nixon Photography, Ipswich (01473 430707) )
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