Our history

About us

The West Herts Transport Training Limited was originally formed in 1969 by hauliers in the Hemel Hempstead, Watford and St Albans area to train heavy good vehicles drivers.

Starting with one vehicle from a farm yard near Hemel Hempstead progressing to Bovingdon with a caravan as an office. A further move to Dunstable in 1975 and finally purchased and moved to a part of the Hadleigh Page airfield at Park Street near Radlett in 1985. A training centre was built which was formally opened by the then Transport Minister, Mr Steve Norris in 1995.

The group became one the of the largest training groups in the South East of England with driver, forklift and management training.

In 2006 the training side of the company was sold but the offices and premises were refurbished and leased to various companies. The name was also changed to West Herts Charity Trust Limited. The aims of the company became to support and assist other charities by providing suitable training and vehicles including minibuses.

To date we have provided 114 vehicles and mini buses, some with wheelchair access to local charities. These include Watford, St Albans and Berkhamstead Hospices, Scout Groups, Air cadets, Food banks, Schools, Charities and other worthy causes. The value of the contributions over the last 22 years has been  over £2.7  million

The company from the very start was a registered charity which does not make profits, pay dividends or remunerate the Directors. We feel that the assistance we give to other small charities is very rewarding and our contribution is to assist with their work.

94th vehicle presentation to Sarratt Scouts Dec1991st vehicle presentation Frogmore Paper Mill  201998th vehicle presentation to Hospice of St Francis June  202095th Vehicle presentation Ashlyn School March 202097th vehicle presentation to 'The Hub - watford'