The Poulton family have been trading in the Buntingford area for well over 100 years. C H Poulton (Charlie Poulton) was the father of Jack Poulton. Charlie was originally carpenter, then becoming a general builder; building a number of houses in the area. He then got involved in farming before the First World War which was mainly arable farming and he also ran a large dairy herd of cattle. He was also a commercial bee keeper.
During the Second World War Charlie cut down his building side of the business, due to losing many of his work force to the armed forces.
Jack Poulton started his own business away from Charlie. His original business was road haulage, which involved transporting livestock, then moving on to the transportation of building blocks, cement, corn and other agricultural produce.
Jack Poulton became a Ltd company in 1978. The business has moved on and evolved over the years and has had to change with the times. Jack Poulton & Sons Ltd were very big on livestock haulage, but due to the out break of foot and mouth disease the transportation of livestock virtually stopped in England. We then concentrated on bulk haulage and transportation of grain and aggregates.
When Sam Poulton joined the company in 2003 we concentrated on the supply of aggregates rather than hauling materials and aggregates for other people. The business today is a mix of supplying large construction and building companies, supplying small to medium sized builders and hauling aggregates and other building materials for the larger aggregate and building suppliers within the industry.