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Started by Joseph Seed in 1957, making gates and railings, and then progressing onto oil tanks a few years later, J Seed & Co is now a leading specialist in tanks and storage solutions in the UK.  


Started by Joseph Seed in 1957 making gates and railings, and then progressing onto Oil Tanks a few years later.  By 1965 we had built up a well known name and respected reputation in Lancashire and beyond for the manufacture of high quality Oil Tanks.

In 1959 Joseph’s son Trevor joined the company serving his time of 5 years before moving to Leyland Trucks to gain more experience returning to the company in 1965. Joe retired in 1977 and then died in 1985.  Trevor remained at the helm until 2019 when he sadly passed away whilst on holiday in Turkey. 

The company is now run by his two daughter’s Wendi Whittle and Joanne Slater with Barbara Seed.  The company pride themselves on family values and supplying high quality products.

Wendi Whittle joined the company in 2001 and is now the MD working to ensure relationships are maintained with existing customers and seeking to bring new customers onboard.

Joanne Slater joined the company in 2003 and deals with the companies Health & Safety and Payroll.

Also in the office is Simon Chivers who joined the company in 2003 as a labourer and after working his way up through the company now works in the office handling our quotations, arranging most of the installations and outside workers. 

Currently employing 18 members of staff, many of which live within walking distance from the workshop and have been with us for many years.  We regularly take a school leaver to train up and put through an Apprentice, some of them are still with us today and one of which has been with us for over 30 years.

Our customers range from one off end users with a small domestic heating oil tank in their back garden right up to national blue chip companies such as Jaguar Cars, Liverpool and Manchester Airports to name but a few.  We even have oil tanks down a Uranium mine in South Africa and have a set of tanks over in Antigua.

No job is too large or small for us and our many years of experience means we can assist you with any enquires you may have from design to tank removal and our family values ensure we continue manufacturing and supplying only the best products we can.  Our reputation is paramount to our continuing success even in the most difficult of times.

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Safely store oil with one of our off-the-shelf or bespoke options

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We have options suitable for both potable and non-potable water.

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Store diesel, AdBlue and other fuels with ease, thanks to our team.

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The company is now run with Wendi Whittle firmly at the helm with Joanne Slater and Barbara Seed alongside her.  We pride ourselves on family values with the company being passed down the generations.

Wendi has been a key part of our sales team since joining us in 2001 as our Sales Manager. She is committed to working with clients old and new, and is a face many of our customers will see when working with us. Now Wendi is the Managing Director.

Joanne Slater joined the company in 2003 and deals with the company's health and safety and payroll.

Also in the office is Simon Chivers who joined the company in 2003 as a labourer. He joined our office team in 2010 to take some of the quotations and site visit work off Trevor, to free him up to develop new products. Simon now arranges most of the installations and outside workers.


Get in touch with our friendly team using the details below, and we'll be happy to assist. Looking for a supply-only service? Check out our ready-made tanks online.

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