A Lincolnshire haulage, storage and distribution company has shown its appreciation for the NHS by investing in bespoke lorry trailer curtains featuring the words ‘Thank you’ and a large rainbow – a symbol of solidarity with NHS workers.

The curtains have been designed and manufactured by Norwich-based firm Rock Solid Graphics.

The family-owned business, which is based in Wrangle near Boston, has several depots across the county in Witham St Hughs near Lincoln, Sleaford and Hoffleet Stow, Bicker.

Managing Director Nigel Kime said: “NHS front line workers have been risking their lives daily throughout this pandemic and we wanted to show our appreciation for them with this small gesture.

“Our lorries travel the breadth of the country and we hope that when people see the lorry with the rainbow on it, it will bring a smile to their faces and remind them to think about our dedicated NHS workers.

“We’re very fortunate to have an incredibly hard-working team of over 120 staff who have all played an important role in ensuring our daily operations run smoothly during this difficult period. We owe a lot to our lorry drivers who we would regard as key workers in their own right – without them we wouldn’t be able to operate.”

George H Kime & Co Ltd has been weathering the storm well through COVID-19 and has managed to keep its core 45 fleet running.

The company, which was founded by George Kime in 1930, was initially set up to provide a transport service for local food partners. Today, the company provides transport, warehousing and distribution to a wide range of businesses in Lincolnshire and beyond.

Nigel added: “We’re proud to be a family business, now in its fourth generation, supplying a range of key businesses in Lincolnshire and further afield.

“While 2020 has already proven to be a strange year, it marks our 90th year in business. We’re thankful for all of our customers who have remained loyal to us not only during this period of uncertainty, but also over the years.”