The observational documentary charts the progress of the Eddie Stobart transport and distribution business. In this latest series, Forest’s Lockerbie sawmill and its Worcestershire factory were both filmed in action, as well as one of Eddie Stobart’s well known drivers as he made his deliveries.
Gerald Gregory, Operations Manager for Forest explained: “We were absolutely delighted to be approached to be featured in the Eddie Stobart series. The film crew arrived at our Lockerbie sawmill, filmed the raw materials that had been cut and the Eddie Stobart lorry being loaded, and followed the driver, Mark Dixon, all the way to our Worcestershire site. It certainly wasn’t a run of the mill day for us!”
Eddie Stobart driver Mark Dixon – Twitter sensation and fan favourite – is one of the show’s much-loved characters. His trademark truck, called Phoebe Grace after his youngest daughter, was the delivery vehicle on the day. The 36-year-old father of four from Yorkshire, who spends five out of seven days on the road, said: “It was a really interesting day for me and great fun to see just how the panels were made.”
Roman Sarina, Panel Maker at Forest, who was filmed on the day with Mark, added: “It was my job to show Mark how to make a fence panel. We went through the process step by step and he was very enthusiastic! We had a real laugh on the day. It’s certainly one I will remember!”
The programme invites viewers to take a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world’s most recognisable haulage firms, and life behind the wheel of some of its 2,500 trucks on roads the length and breadth of the UK and beyond. The Eddie Stobart brand continues to captivate the public, with each of its trucks emblazoned with a girl’s name and a loyal fan club with 25,000 official members.
Garden timber leader Forest produces 12,000 fence panels and 2,500 garden buildings each day, as well as a wide range of other products such as planters, arbours, raised beds and decking.
To watch Episode 1, Series 5 of Eddie Stobart: Trucks & Trailers online, visit www.channel5.com and search ‘Eddie Stobart’. For further information about Forest visit www.forestgarden.co.uk.