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Bateman Groundworks to invest £1.6m in new plant and vehicles

PUBLISHED: 15:29 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:29 16 August 2017

Richard Bateman, managing director of Bateman Groundworks, right, takes the keys of new Volvo excavators from Andy Smith, director of Contractors Equipment Sales (CES). He has been a customer since he started his business 20 years ago. Picture: TMS Media.

Richard Bateman, managing director of Bateman Groundworks, right, takes the keys of new Volvo excavators from Andy Smith, director of Contractors Equipment Sales (CES). He has been a customer since he started his business 20 years ago. Picture: TMS Media.

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Construction firm Bateman Groundworks has invested more than £1.6m in new plant and vehicles from a trio of Norwich-based suppliers.

The Great Yarmouth company has added five excavators and eight dumpers its fleet already with 45 new vans arriving later this year.

It has ordered the dumpers, worth, £235,000 from Contractors Equipment Sales, following a £275,000 investment in Volvo track machines in May.

Seven excavators, together worth £642,000, are also on order for this year from Ben Burgess, Norwich, along with a £475,000 order for 45 commercial vehicles from Holden Renault in the city.

Managing director Richard Bateman said: “We like to buy from local suppliers to support the Norfolk economy and always receive great service from our chosen suppliers.”

CES director Andy Smith said Bateman Groundworks had been a “significant customer” of the Harrier Way company for 20 years.

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