Wednesday, 8 February 2017


The Staff Christmas Lunch was held on the 18th December 2016 at the Manor House Hotel, Alsager. As with past events various Awards were presented to those employees who had excelled during the course of the year and again as usual I took photographs of the event and these are reproduced below.

Monday, 5 December 2016


Brit European is currently looking for HGV drivers to work directly for Brit European across all departments and also to work via their sister company, Silver Arrow Specialist Recruitment.  Silver Arrow is constantly building an ever growing pool of loyal drivers, and to help achieve this aim they recently launched a driver referral scheme. This scheme is open to all, and if you refer a new driver to us and that driver goes on to complete 20 or more shifts, we will not only give you a £100 thank you gift, but we will also give the new driver £100 as well.  To register yourself click here, or email  

Friday, 16 September 2016


'There are fans on the pitch, they think its all over. It is now'
Immortal words by Kenneth Wolstenholme as Geoff Hurst scored England's fourth goal thus sealing the historic and only World Cup triumph in 1966 against Germany.
To celebrate the event MAN Trucks held a handover ceremony of new trucks outside Wembley Stadium with their guest of honour being none other than Sir Geoff Hurst. Brit European took centre stage with their new MAN TGX with the number plate EN66 BET the keys of which were presented to Brit European MD, Graham Lackey by Sir Geoff. All told it was a fantastic event and to remember it I have reproduced a few photos taken on the day.
From top left - the truck with the very distinctive number plate
Top centre - Sir Geoff Hurst's signature on the door of the truck, the Three Lions badge and the badge from MAN celebrating 1966 to 2016
Top right - Graham Lackey with Brit Drive operative Ken Budd who according to MAN, was the real star of the show!
Bottom right - the fleet of 5 new MAN trucks with EN66 in the middle
Bottom left - From left to right -Graham Lackey, Managing Director, Brit European, Sir Geoff Hurst, Rob McNinch, Commercial Director, Brit European

Friday, 8 July 2016


The annual Motor Transport Awards 2016 took place on the 6th July 2016 at the Grosvenor Hotel, London where Brit European was shortlisted for the Technical Excellence Award 2016.

Our guests included executives from JLR, Microlise, MAN Truck and Bus, Porsche UK and Total UK.

We are extremely proud that for the third year running Brit European has been a finalist for an Award, having won the Environmental Awareness Award in 2014 and the Low Carbon and Efficiency Award in 2015.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016


There seems to be a recurring theme in the accounts office as far as Birthday's are concerned. No sooner had we gotten over Tracy Campbell's Birthday when another of the accounts staff decided it was his

Tom Clutton (pictured below) is 28 today - Tuesday 8th March.

I guess all it remains for me to say is Happy Birthday Tom from all of your friends and colleagues at Brit European!


Tracy Campbell, Management Account, recently celebrated her 40th birthday and in time honoured tradition her friends and colleagues had a whip round and bought her a charm bracelet with two charms and a weekend spa break for two. Needless to say Tracy was overjoyed. The day after Tracy and hubby Paul jetted off to Rome, Italy for a long weekend and to celebrate her birthday in style. Below are some shots taken of the Birthday Girl in the accounts office on the special day! By the time these shots were taken the yummy Birthday Cake had all gone!


Monday, 7 March 2016


Brit European's CRT Manager Emma Gardham, recently visited Volkswagen's biggest European dealership, Inchcape Volkswagen Stockport, to make a presentation of one of our Limited Edition Formula model trucks to Paul Colman Smith, Dealer Principal (pictured right below) and Richard Lockett, General Sales Manager.
Inchcape Volkswagen has been instrumental in assisting Brit European in the process of making deliveries during the night and we now have six other Dealerships who also take night time deliveries. This would not have been achieved without the help of Paul and Richard.
Darren Bailey (pictured below), Operations Manager of the Brit European Car Division,
says 'we work very closely with Inchcape Volkswagen and have developed a very good understanding as to what Inchcape expect. They are very receptive to new ideas and we regularly discuss how we can enhance what is already a solid partnership'

For more information about Inchcape Volkswagen please visit