C. & W. Knight currently employs 15 people and supplies a huge variety of materials such as decorative aggregates, hardcore, topsoil and tarmac to a wide range of customers from the general public to large multinational public companies.
We operate a fleet of 4, 6 and 8 wheel tippers to supply bulk aggregates to our wide variety of customers, both large and small, throughout the local area and beyond.
We also hire our vehicles to remove excavated materials and provide tipping facilities for the removed spoil that cannot be recycled.
The Company was founded in 1886 by A. J. Knight with a horse and cart called "The Banbury Cart". This went to Banbury each week on Mondays and Thursdays collecting goods for the local village folk. "A. J.", as he was affectionately known throughout the area, also hauled ironstone from the Dassett Hills to the surrounding area with his horse and cart.
AJ's two sons, Cecil and Walter, worked for the family business up until the 1914-18 war, when they both served in the army. After the war the first of the "mechanical" vehicles were purchased and company changed its name to C. & W. Knight.
The fleet of vehicles soon grew both in number and in size. Stone was still being hauled and sold from various quarries around the area and the larger tankers would collect crude tar from the local gas works and take it to the works in Banbury to be refined.
Today, we are still based in Fenny Compton and still proudly run by the Knight family.
From our humble beginnings we now supply a range of quality aggregates to some of the biggest companies in the area.
Our commitment to customer service has been the foundation stone of our company. Whilst we deal with established construction companies, we are also happy to assist the general public. If you are are unsure of your needs or quantities, please get in touch, our experts will gladly assist.