A. J. Drury Deliveries Ltd. was set up by Adrian Drury in December 1987. Adrian had started working as self-employed mechanic and purchased his first commercial vehicle, a van, to transport his tools, but by chance a contract came with the van to deliver newspapers from the wholesalers to the newsagents.
Since leaving school he had dreamed of being his own boss, and so when he was asked to take on delivery work for other clients (whom he still does work for to this day), A. J. Drury Deliveries was born.
Howard mans the office and is usually found with a phone clamped to his ear.
Adrian is famous for his enormous appetite and ability to nap anywhere!
It took three years before Adrian felt that he had built up a big enough customer base to be able to sell his paper contract and concentrate on haulage. The majority of his customers were then, and still are today, engineering based - and after listening to their specific requirements, he bought his first flat bed truck in 1990.
Although it was a big step to go from mechanic to running a haulage company, it appears that transport is in the blood for the Drury name. Adrian’s great, great uncle delivered Nottingham lace to Manchester via horse and cart 100 years ago, and as far as we know three generations, including his dad, have worked on the railways... so maybe he is just carrying on the family tradition!
Adrian is a keen rally competitor and has supported the Association of North East and Midlands Motor Clubs by sponsoring their Road Rally Championship.
Drury Deliveries supports the Spondon Dynamos U7 Blades football team.
Spondon Dynamos was founded in 1974 and all the junior teams play in the Derby Community or the Derby City Leagues.
We are proud to have sponsored the Blades away kit.
Every year we are delighted to help the 1st Sitwell Scout group with their Carnival Float. Based on a Drury Deliveries Iveco flatbed truck, last time the scouts decorated the float with a birthday theme.
The float was the star of the Horsley Woodhouse carnival, winning first prize.