where it all began
It's been a journey of dedication and determination. From humble beginnings and our grass-roots ethos, Runtech are now leading industry providers for vehicle rental, haulage and transport and specialist manned civil site services. Our story is our success.
Mighty oaks do grow, and such is the story, the past and the narrative of Runtech Ltd.
From little acorns...
From our humble founding in 1996, we’ve grown significantly. Once just a small portacabin with only a handful of low-loader trucks and older rental vehicles to our name, Runtech was initially a seed planted for unprecedented and successful corporate growth. Although then, the firm was small, the ambitions and plans for the future were much bigger, and Managing Director, Ian Gorvett, invested time, passion and energy into building the company you know and recongise today.
Never shying away from hard work, Ian would spend hours each day providing the manual labour required for small plant repair jobs, picking up his own tools to keep the business turning over. As the company began to grow, Runtech had approximately 10 employees by the year of 2000, and had started to invest in a bigger and more reliable fleet. It was also this very year, that Runtech signed their first long-term contract which then spearheaded the growth of what has now become one of the UK’s most trusted and reputable manned service providers.
Runtech was launched by Managing Director, Ian Gorvett. With just a small portacabin and a handful of vehicles to its name, this was simply the start of something much bigger.
Ian bought out a fleet of vehicles on a buy-to-rent premise, and signed Runtech’s first ever official contract signed with Tata, [then Corus].
Following significant growth of the transport fleet, Runtech also proudly won our first manned service contract to work on site at Port Talbot.
Director and son of Ian, Grant Gorvett, followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the Runtech family, becoming a critical asset to the business.
Runtech North was launched in a national move, and we signed one of our biggest company contracts with the Tata Steel site in Scunthorpe.
We are now proudly celebrating 25 years in business, with an impressive 35 contracts to our name and a fleet of over 1000 vehicles on nationwide delivery.
Meet the people behind our passion and the ones that make it all happen. At Runtech, we're proud of the dedicated and inspiring professionals that lead our team and business to be the very best they can be. We are are skilled, experienced and professional; and together, we are unbeatable.
General Manager, and longest serving employee, Peter is responsible for overseeing almost all of the day-to-day running of the company.
More than our Company Secretary, Sam is the one to rally our resources, tap into talent and unleash Runtech’s full potential.
Runtech’s Director, a leader with charisma and character, driving the company and team forward with his passion for innovation.
Founder & Managing Director
Founder & Managing Director of Runtech, Ian is very much the heart and soul of Runtech’s biggest operations.
Today, we are proud to boast a nationwide fleet of over 1000 vehicles ranging from 4x4s, through to commercial vans, including large panel vans, 6-seater Kombi’s and Luton vans with tail-lifts. We’ve also branched out into transport and haulage, providing an essential services to meet all supply chain needs for several clients across the country. More than this, we’ve progressed into the provision of manned site services and support clients with specialist equipment, machinery and labour. Today, we are proud to associated with the British steel family, supporting clients British Steel and Tata Steel with our environmental and site services.
Our team has grown, and we’ve never felt more accomplished with the talent and skills demonstrated by our staff. We’re passionate about great company culture, future development and learning opportunities, career progression and giving back to those who work hard for us.
Family-founded, our core values have never changed, and we continue to support community and charitable causes in all ways that we can, from local food banks to annual fundraising and sports club sponsorships. We’re leading the way the way for a greener, cleaner future, so the success of Runtech can be beneficial to the planet too.
Covering several sites across the UK, Runtech are leading and supporting operations nationwide. Here's where you'll find us.
Our future is bright. It is our vision to be recognised both nationally and globally for the excellence of our people, our commitment to research, learning and innovation, performance standards and our mission to provide a tangible contribution to our society and environment.
Skilled, talented, proud. We are industry leaders. We are the face of Runtech.
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