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  1. The Inside Story

    The Inside Story
    Written by Andy Woodward As I say, it feels like it has been a hugely successful first week of the tour. It was one of my better ideas to do these launch visits double handed with Chris along with ditching the suits and donning company sweatshirts and polos. It meant that we broke down barriers and had much more of...
  2. That Was The Week That Was

    That Was The Week That Was
    Written by Andy Woodward Phew! We are back and what a week! I can honestly say this was the best week I have had in my 30 year sales career. We have had a remarkable reaction to ULTI Rack and have demonstrated the features and benefits to over 40 people mainly fitters. We have not had one single negative response...
  3. So Where Did We Go? Who Did We See?

    So Where Did We Go? Who Did We See?
    Written by Andy Woodward Well we began the ULTI Rack tour on Monday (fueled by Chunk of Devon, who kindly supplied us with a giant ULTI Rack branded pasty) by visiting Phoenix Van Accessories in Newport. Then onto Van Demon in Crewe. Day 2 was slightly busier and saw us visit Plyline UK Ltd in Blackburn, Vanliners in Bolton and...
  4. NAILED IT - ULTI Rack Tour Kicks Off With A Bang

    NAILED IT - ULTI Rack Tour Kicks Off With A Bang
    After a week on the road, Chris and Andy returned to HQ in Devon full of confidence. Why? Because all the hard work (R&D and testing) has proved worth it as the response from the distributors we have visited so far can be summed up in two words... NAILED IT! Those are not our words, but how the ULTI Rack...
  5. The Ultimate Road Trip – ULTI Rack Goes On Tour

    The Ultimate Road Trip – ULTI Rack Goes On Tour
    Our latest product development - The ULTI Rack (previously the Maxrack Gallery Rack) is a product that has got us really excited, for a number of reasons: Innovative Click & Lock mechanism that makes fitting quicker and easier than most other van racks on the market Can be fitted by one person Has half the number of fixings compared to...
  6. Powered By The Sun – Van Guard Installs Solar Panels

    Powered By The Sun – Van Guard Installs Solar Panels
    Living and working in Devon has many benefits and a key one of these is that the sun, believe it or not, does shine quite frequently (in between the rain). With the sun rays shining, we commissioned an independent energy survey where it became clear that we could reduce our energy bill as well as do our part for the...
  7. The New All-Black Van Guard Tool Store

    The New All-Black Van Guard Tool Store
    We are delighted to introduce the launch of our all new van Tool Store. Our new Tool Store features improved design features as requested by you, whilst still delivering cost savings of up to 37% of the previous model! This cost saving has been achieved through the investment made in our Bystronic Laser Cutter in 2014, which has allowed us...
  8. Ford Transit - 50 Years Of Service

    Ford Transit - 50 Years Of Service
    This month sees the 50th birthday of the Ford Transit, the iconic van that has become a staple of roads throughout Britain and the rest of the world. To celebrate this milestone we have compiled some interesting facts, all revolving around the Ford Transit. The first Ford Transit rolled of the production line on the 9th August 1965 Over 8 million Transit...
  9. Exeter Business Awards

    Exeter Business Awards
    The last year has been an exciting time for us here at Van Guard. The Made in Britain accreditation, the ULTI Bar going from strength to strength and of course re-shoring our manufacturing back to the UK to name just a few highlights. On top of that we were also shortlisted for the Express & Echo’s Small Business of the Year...
  10. Supporting Royal Marines In Need

    Supporting Royal Marines In Need
    Barry Woodward – Van Guard MD (left) presents a £1,000 cheque to Sharky Ward OBE, Director of Operations (right) at The C Group At Van Guard, it’s not always about ULTI Bars and commercial vehicle accessories you know! We do have other passions as well, and one of those interests is very close to our hearts and as it turns...

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