Stone Hardy wishes all our customers and suppliers a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!




December 2017





Christmas came early!


Christmas came early at our Northampton depot with the arrival of the Coca Cola Christmas truck and trailer.

Before it went on its five week tour of the country we carried out a thorough examination of the lifting equipment and a full safety service to ensure nothing would go wrong during the tour.

Over the last seven years, the ever-popular truck tour has seen thousands of Christmas fans visit the famous vehicle, generating over 50,000 festive photos. It has travelled over 730,000 miles – the equivalent of 29 times around the world – twinkling its 8,772 fairy lights and playing the iconic ‘Holidays are Coming’ jingle.

The truck and trailer will kick off their tour in Glasgow on the 11th December and is visiting 42 places before finishing at Lakeside in Essex on the 17th December. Further details of where to find when it will be visiting near you can be found at


November 2017





Management Changes

We are pleased to announce that we have strengthened the board of Stone Hardy Limited with the appointment of Mr Andrew Kitchen as company’s Operations Director effective 1st October 2017.


Andrew has been employed by Stone Hardy for nearly 25 years and currently holds the role of Regional Manager (south). He has held several senior management positions in the company, and has extensive experience across all operational areas and has been invaluable in supporting Paul Clark in implementing the many performance initiatives introduced into the company. We are pleased to have Andrew join the Stone Hardy Board.


We are also pleased to announce that Sean Crompton has been appointed as Systems and IT Manager effective from 1st October 2017. Sean’s wide-ranging knowledge and years of experience of Stone Hardy’s Systems & IT will be a great aid to the senior management team which he joins.

Mark Ivinson Group FD & Deputy Chairman, with immediate effect will have an increased role at Stone Hardy to support and enable the smooth transition of duties and responsibilities from Paul Clark MD, in recognition of his continued move to a part-time basis and eventual step down from the board.


October 2017