Commercial vehicle dealer, Imperial Commercials is reopening for business after its staff responded ‘heroically’ to a fire that swept through a neighbouring business at its Wellesbourne Park location in Warwick.
The building adjacent to Imperial Commercials was completely destroyed during the fire as Imperial Commercials staff, led by Service Team Leader, Jim Powell, executed an emergency evacuation procedure ensuring all employees were accounted for with no injuries sustained.
Imperial Commercials’ Wellesbourne Park facility remained closed until a full clean-up and decontamination work was completed. All relevant staff had been redeployed to other Imperial Commercials sites with phones diverted accordingly. It re-opened for business on Monday 9th April, exactly a month after the fire.
“I am deeply impressed with the conduct of our Wellesbourne Park staff,” said Imperial UK Group HR Director, John Spence, “it’s been nothing short of a heroic effort by everyone.”
“Through the decisive actions of Jim Powell, nobody came to harm, while Commercial Director, Alan Ellison, and his team, have shown remarkable resolve in delivering our promises to customers. I would like to thank everyone for their valiant efforts,” he said, “particularly those who have worked extremely long hours and over weekends in order to deliver maximum uptime for our customers, and to uphold – and enhance – the excellent reputation of Imperial Commercials in the region.”