Braymale Limited t/a nwes recruitment, nwes trailers & Longton ATF


Longton Business Park Limited

 From humble beginnings as farmers and corn merchants based in Longton

at Park Farm, Barry & Carol and the Ellis family started the journey

1978 – the start of the journey began on the 2nd May 1978, when Barry & Carol formed North Western Employment Services from a small office on Bury New Road in Prestwich, Manchester

1985 – saw the integration of Truck Hire into the employment agency, this allowed drivers to be supplied with a Truck to industry, revolutionary at the time, and operated from the farm in Longton

1986 – saw the opening of the first Preston office, a porta cabin situated at the back of the family farm house in Longton, this allowed the company to continue its focus on growth into the whole of the North West

1990 – saw the purchase of Peel View Garage, a two-acre site on Drumacre Lane in Longton, this is now the maintenance depot for the trailer rental & sales division

1995 – was the turning point in the continuing success of the company, the purchase of the old BRS transport yard at Much Hoole, and then renamed as Longton Business Park, the eight-and-a-half-acre site fronting the A59 allowed the company to expand its operation into warehousing and offices and enabled it to base its head office and hub for the next stage in the company’s growth

(the site currently has over twenty tenants, renting warehouse space, truck & trailer operating parking slots, and small units for various businesses)

1998 – saw the purchase of Midge Hall Station Yard, a three-acre yard, this is currently let for container storage and Atkinson haulage & rental

1999 – was the birth of the trailer rental division, nwes trailer rental, this also allowed the opportunity of rebranding the employment agency to nwes recruitment

2005 – saw the sale of the Manchester recruitment office and the integration into the Head Office at Longton

2010 – saw the development of trailer sales to the trailer rental division, this gave the opportunity of re selling the older rental trailers and to source and prepare for re sale a wide variety of trailers, we later added the sourcing of tug masters and yard shunters for re sale


2012 – saw the opening of a state of the art VOSA MOT Testing station, as a one lane drive through testing facility for HGV, PSV and Trailers, this was another expansion to the rapidly growing company portfolio, and was decided upon due to the closure of the VOSA operated Test Facility at Kirkahm

2014 – saw the expansion and extension of the VOSA, now DVSA test facility into a four-lane HGV, PSV & Trailer testing facility

2018 – over the ensuing years Braymale Limited has grown into one of the largest diverse independent one stop shop suppliers to many industries across the UK, as nwes recruitment it has the ability and resources to provide over a thousand staff per day to service a whole range of business needs

Alike, the trailer division provides contract and spot rental trailers to many sectors of transport to meet their individual requirements and can tailor trailers to meet these needs anywhere within the UK and currently has a fleet size of over four hundred

nwes trailer sales has grown into one of the largest UK suppliers of used quality trailers, ready to supply the needs and demands of many manufacturing, haulage and logistics companies, anywhere in the world

Longton ATF is developing into one the best HGV & PSV authorised MOT testing facilities in the North West, if not the best.

Celebrating forty years of growth, investment and commitment to a vast and varied network of business and industry cements the bench mark for the next forty years.

Barry & Carol stay actively involved with all aspects of the company, but leave most of the day to day running of the company to their management of

michael Ellis – Senior Manager

Peter Ellis – Longton ATF centre manager

Vicki swift – finance & accounts

Paul Ellis – estates & developments manager

Joanne – head of recruitment

Richard – trailer rental  -sales

and recently has seen the addition of the first of the grandchildren

Alex – accounts assistant

ian – test centre assistant

harry – trailer maintenance technician