Company history

Over 25 years of expertise

“Transport companies are not always the most professional set-ups and my aim was to bring a sense of integrity and efficiency to the trade. I wanted to create a company that would deliver what was promised, so that our clients can rely on us completely. Customer service is paramount.”
Terry Higgins

TJ was founded in 1994 by Owner and Chairman Terry Higgins, who, after many years employed in the transport and quarrying trades, decided it was time for a change. TJ started off as a haulage company, sourcing suppliers and delivering construction materials and aggregates.

THE EARLY YEARS

Terry ran the company single-handedly for the first year, with  admin support from his wife. The company grew slowly, with Terry generating enquiries and building up the customer base. The number of lorries being leased increased and by the end of the first year, two administrators had been taken on to assist with the workload.

The 2000’s

Growth was organic and steady. The Head Office was opened in Fareham, Hampshire, with another office in the Bristol area, where TJ’s services were also highly sought after. Both of these locations also double up as bases for the ever-growing fleet of lorries, everything from tippers and grabs to artics and their range of trailers. 

It wasn’t long before Terry decided to diversify into waste as well. The company purchased an existing yard in Havant and stayed there for several years.

Terry welcomed his son Jamie Higgins and son-in-law Neil Glazebrook to the firm. Jamie joined TJ in 2001 and Neil in 2004.  After working their way up, both are now directors – Jamie responsible for leading the internal site operations and health & safety strategy, with Neil leading the transport operations.

2012

In 2012, the waste side of the business moved to the Tipner site, which is now home to the Pounds Yard Materials Recovery Facility. It’s a place that commercial businesses can bring their waste and our team will sort, recycle and dispose of it.

2014-2016

In 2014, the Northwood Farm facility in Yapton was purchased, followed by the Dibles Wharf site in Southampton in 2016. This enabled TJ to offer commercial tipping services that were accessible to businesses across the whole of the southern region.

2017

In 2012, the waste side of the business moved to the Tipner site, which is now home to the Pounds Yard Materials TJ wanted to be able to supply Hampshire-based materials for Hampshire-based projects. In 2017 TJ identified two sites that could be used for quarrying. Hythe Quarry (Forest Lodge site) and Butser Quarry in Petersfield were acquired, making the supply of sand, gravel and rock chalk possible.

Today

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, TJ has continued to do well, even opening an additional depot in Shoreham in summer 2021 enabling us to better serve our customers in the Sussex area and beyond.

Today TJ boasts a large fleet of vehicles, a healthy client portfolio, a network of loyal partners, a thriving skip hire service and a staff of around 230. The company is continuing to grow and has clients all over the south and south-west regions, with plans for ongoing development in place.

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