JCB, which started out as a one-man business nearly 70 years ago, has played host to potential entrepreneurs at an event encouraging them to start their own digger driving firms.
The company welcomed scores of people from all over the UK to the World HQ at Rocester, Staffordshire, for the Be Your Own Boss seminar, designed to inspire delegates to become backhoe loader owner operators.
JCB Backhoe Loader Business Growth Managing Director Yvette Henshall-Bell said: "Many of JCB's customers started their business with just one backhoe loader and today run very successful businesses with hundreds of JCB machines. The Be Your Own Boss event is the start of a journey to encourage people to be the entrepreneurs of the future."
Delegates spent the day talking to experts from the world of banking, accountancy, finance, law and taxation to guide them through the potential pitfalls of setting up their own business.