To mark the event, 150 people attended a dinner at the Calvary and Guards Club, in London, where guest speakers included Simon Elliott, managing director of MAN Truck & Bus UK.
The manufacturer has sponsored the family-run operator’s celebrations, as it is a longstanding support of the brand.
A golden vinyl-wrapped tractor unit was delivered, based on Jempson’s latest MAN 24.480 TGX EfficientLine Euro 6. The company also has a restored 1937 Commer N3 rigid.
John Jempson & Son began in the 1860s, transporting timber with a horse and cart. The company began using its first truck after the First World War but since the early 1980s has acquired mostly MAN trucks for its fleet.
MAN’s Elliott says: “Jempson’s has enjoyed a long and successful history, and we are proud that MAN trucks has played a longstanding role in that heritage.
“We are delighted to have sponsored their celebrations and wish the company every success in the future as they continue to create new milestones.”
Jempson’s managing director Mark Chamberlain adds: “We really value our relationship with MAN who have treated us like one of the family for many years.”
Pictured (L-R) are Jempson’s MD Mark Chamberlain, MAN Truck & Bus UK MD Simon Elliott and John Jempson.