Our Business is Evolving… Introducing the Cleveland Group

By Cleveland Modular in Industry News

Cleveland Containers will be joined by Cleveland Hire and Cleveland Modular to form a group of companies that will service our diverse customer portfolio.

We are excited to announce the launch of the Cleveland Group, an overarching business model that encompasses Cleveland Containers and two new divisions: Cleveland Hire and Cleveland Modular.

As the UK’s largest shipping container sales company, we are capitalising on our market leading status and trusted network of suppliers to enter the hire and modular sectors.

The support of LDC following their 40% equity investment in June 2022, and the subsequent key appointments of senior and specialist roles, serve to strengthen and diversify the business and gear the company up for further organic growth.

By responding to the needs of our 15,000 strong customer base and answering their increased calls for eco-friendly site accommodation and modular buildings, we have seized the opportunity to expand into these markets. 

Leveraging the strength of our existing award-winning team, we have appointed new roles within the business, welcoming to the board Jon Hurford as Chief Financial Officer and former CEO of SRL Traffic Systems, Richard Tredwin as Non-Executive Chair.

Former Mobile Mini Managing Director Andrew Thompson joins as Chief Operating Officer, bringing a wealth of site hire expertise that will aid the development of Cleveland Hire.

We now offer a full turn-key service and can provide all essential site set up units and accessories including offices, canteens, toilets, furniture, temporary power supplies, fencing and lighting for short and long-term projects. We are proud to have the youngest fleet of modern, energy efficient site accommodation units, available with the latest features as standard. We pride ourselves on the fact that our standard is everyone else’s upsell.


"Building on the award-winning success of Cleveland Containers, the LDC investment has provided incredible opportunities to enter new arenas, enabling me to leverage my background in the hire market and develop this branch of Cleveland. 
Prior to joining the business, it was evident that Cleveland Containers are innovators in the industry, with a strong brand, modern approach to the customer experience, and a positive attitude to risk-taking. We’re taking these attributes forward to transform the markets we are entering. It really is an exciting time to join the business.

Andrew Thompson, Chief Operating Officer at Cleveland Containers"


For customers who desire a luxury environment or require more space, Cleveland Modular can deliver buildings of any size or configuration to meet the specifications of the client. An ideal solution for larger offices, classrooms, and healthcare facilities, our versatile modular buildings offer the same standard of comfort and durability expected from a permanent structure with the flexibility and speed associated with temporary buildings. 

To ensure the same Cleveland Containers quality is ever-present in these new branches, we have recruited experienced specialists from these sectors with valuable skills and expert knowledge of their individual markets.

Our aim is to make every stage of the purchasing or hire journey as easy as possible for our customers. With dedicated account managers for each service, we put the customer at the forefront of everything we do, demonstrated by our world class 75% Net Promoter Score and industry leading safety record and accreditations. We also partner with the very best suppliers in the industry, who possess excellent accreditations and whose values are aligned with ours.


"We have experienced rapid growth over the last twelve years, and I’m excited to embark on this new adventure. I would like to thank our existing award-winning team whose hard work and achievements have enabled this next phase of Cleveland and welcome the new team members to the company.
It’s important to reiterate that as the UK’s leading shipping container supplier, Cleveland Containers is not going anywhere, we want to continue our success by establishing Cleveland as a market leader in hire and modular.

Johnathan Bulmer, Chief Executive Officer at Cleveland Containers"

Cleveland Containers is still going from strength to strength, winning ‘Company of the Year’ at the 2022 North East Business Awards, and being shortlisted for several national accolades including ‘Family Business of the Year’, which it remains today. 

Always striving to support our customers any way we can, we have recently developed BOX+, a unique and valuable service that helps self storage operators set up and run a simple, remotely operated, and profitable business by connecting them with industry suppliers. 

The launch of Cleveland Group builds on the success and reputation of Cleveland Containers and marks an exciting and historical moment of the company’s natural evolution.