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Family Business Top 100 Recognition For Jonathan Lupton

We are delighted to announce that Jonathan Lupton of Econ Engineering has been included within the inaugural Family Business United ‘Family Business Top 100,’ which recognises the exceptional contribution of individuals and their work within a family business.

Recognition in respect of:

  • Inspirational Leadership

  • Multi-Generational Family Business Leader

Jonathan Lupton has dedicated his career to supporting the highways sector by enhancing the products and services first introduced in 1969 by his father’s business, Econ Engineering. With a history of innovation, Econ has grown to a £40m turnover company that holds over 80% of the UK winter highway maintenance market.

Jonathan fundamentally changed the winter maintenance market by introducing the flexibility of a hire contract for gritters. This innovative move secured Econ’s future growth by allowing local authorities to procure at short notice, with fixed budgets and the reassurance of all service and maintenance guaranteed. Today, Econ has over 1,000 gritters in its hire fleet, housed in a newly opened £7m site.

Jonathan works tirelessly to lead over 250 staff working across five UK sites. Since the sudden loss of his brother Andrew in January 2022, he has remained firmly dedicated to supporting his colleagues and customers as the business continues to move forward.

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