For a company that’s just celebrated 100 years in business, J Hubbard & Son Ltd has a real focus on the future.
Based at Balsall Common, near Coventry, J Hubbard & Son was established in 1916 by John Hubbard as a livestock farming business. Using traditional hedge laying, coppicing and agricultural fencing skills passed down through the generations, the business soon gained an enviable reputation.
The focus has shifted in recent decades to the supply and manufacture of fencing for domestic, equine and agricultural markets.
Charlie Hubbard, great grandson of the founder, is the latest generation of the family to take up the reigns. He explained: “Fencing has been a big focus for the business over the past 20 years. We were just contractors but 4 years ago we set up a trade counter which is proving to be very successful. Therefore, the focus is moving away from domestic fence contracting and concentrating on equine and agricultural contracting and the supply of fencing materials and manufacture of bespoke gates and doors. The trade counter is proving to be a great success and we’ve replicated it online with an eBay shop for fencing and agricultural tools.
“An eBay shop is a great way of raising awareness and generates a steady stream of new customers most using the local search option.
“We supply garden panels, fence posts, fencing timbers, timber materials for sheds, stables and a wide range of fixings as well as Ritchie gates and livestock handling systems.
“In 2016 we purchased a Lucas Mill so we could start to mill timber from trees supplied by a local tree surgeon , this enables us to cut hardwoods and softwoods in varying sizes to suit, “ It’s great to be able to manufacture stunning green oak gates from local timber that would have otherwise just gone into the log trade”,
“We’re always looking to develop and grow our supply chain and already source timber from the likes of A J Charlton, Ellpro timber, Rainbridge and Walfords, We also stock Tornado wire, TimCo, Birkdale and Carters products.
“Basically we will supply anything to do with fencing!” added Charlie.
Charlie has been a regular competitor at the fencing competitions over the years but this year will be leaving his tools in the shed to be one of the judges at the Driffield competition: “I’m looking forward to it but going on the high standard that we have seen over the years I think Judging may end up being harder than actually competing !!”
With a century of success under their belts you can bet Charlie and his team will be going flat out to keep the momentum going!
J Hubbard and Son Ltd
Maple Field House, Little Beanit Farm, Waste Lane, Balsall Common, Coventry CV7 7GH
Tel: 01676 535269