Wednesday, 21 October 2015


Did yet another photoshoot this week. This time it was at the VWG Compound, Grimsby. I was very ably assisted by three very competent and good looking drivers (I was paid to say that!) and here are the photos of each of them in all their glory. Thanks for your patience fella's!

Gary, Keith, Steve - there are framed copies of these photos waiting for you at Radway Green (they are Tony Phillips desk)


I am pleased to announce that Brit European will again be sponsoring the JCB Netball Team for the
2015 /2016 Season.

Below is a photograph of the Team complete with the Brit European logo'd kit and truck! Don't they look smart?

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Thursday, 1 October 2015



Did a photoshoot today at Porsche, Reading and driver Alan Higgins was of great assistance in making sure his vehicle and load were in the right place and in pristine condition. So here are my thanks for all the assistance Alan gave me - Cheers Alan. My thanks also to Darren Bailey for his extraordinary skills in getting the vehicle to Porsche at precisely the right time. Some shots below of Alan in front of his vehicle.

Monday, 3 August 2015


Denise Shirley, one of the operators from our High and Heavy Division, was recently invited to Edgbaston by the ECB for the second day of the Ashes Test Match between England and Australia. Denise was one of only 18 people selected from the whole of the UK to collect an award for cricket coaching.
Denise won the Award for Staffordshire Coach of the Year 2015.    
She has been coaching cricket for 10 years at Leycett Cricket Club where she coaches 5 - 17 year old boys and girls.

At present Denise runs three junior teams - under 9's, under 11's and under 13's age groups    and she recently achieved her Level 2 coaching badge and is now looking to further her  coaching into District or County level in Staffordshire.

At her local cricket club Denise is the Ladies Secretary and Club Welfare Officer and also the league Welfare Officer for the South Moorland Junior Cricket league and the North Staffs and South Cheshire Senior League.

Denise is pictured below receiving her Award at Edgbaston from Peter Fabrace, England Assistant Coach.


Monday, 29 June 2015


Below is a copy of an email sent to Brit European by one of our customers regarding a member of our staff.

I am sending this email to tell how exceptional one of your staff is. His name is Paul Melia (pictured below).  We have been using Brit European for the movement of our trucks, for about three years now. We did use to use two different companies, but I now give all my work to you, and this is directly because of Paul.

He has never once dropped the ball. This is exceptional in itself but he always goes the extra mile. He is professional, extremely knowledgeable, reliable and flexible, and to us invaluable.  We are an extremely busy dealership and have moved nearly 300 units in the first 5 months of this year, Brit European have moved almost 100 of them.  I know that if I ask for a job to be done, I can relax, knowing that Paul will take care of the delivery for me. For a dealership, as busy as ours, that makes Paul a godsend.

Please let Paul know what a great job he does, I do tell him, but he’s very modest and says it’s all in a day’s work.


Brit European Transport has been highly commended by the FTA for their work in the field of carbon reductions in logistics. Below is a excerpt from the Awards Ceremony held recently by the FTA.

'Brit European has utilised dual fuel hgv's for its fleet that transports construction equipment. Due to the company operating unusual equipment with a very low fifth wheel height, this led to the redesign of the vehicle to reallocate the diesel and AdBlue tanks and accommodate the gas conversion. Additionally, a unique portable gas refuelling facility was also implemented.'

Andy Evans, Fleet Optimisation Manager, is seen below collecting the Award on behalf of Brit European.


Andrew Shore, he of accounts fame, recently went on a cruise of the Mediterranean and as expected he took with him his treasured Brit European Baseball Cap. Andrew has very kindly sent me a few of the selfies he took and with his permission I have reproduced them here for you all to gawk over! Does he not look like James Bond or what????

Image top left - Andrew with Barrack Obama in Rome. I think BO wanted to keep the hat but Andrew was having none of it!!!
Image bottom left - what to do after a hard days work doing nothing at all in St Moritz...have a cold beer.
Image centre - about to throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, Rome. Did his wish come true I wonder?
Image right - Andrew doing his James Bond impression on the Cruise liner. I am reliably informed that after the photo was taken Andrew was thrown overboard!

Wednesday, 3 June 2015


Below are few photographs taken of Brit European Group Managing Director, Graham Lackey, at the recent Microlise Conference held at The Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Graham was one of the keynote speakers on Dual Fuel.
The Brit European contribution to the Conference centred around the progress made in the UK regarding Dual Fuel and the impact on the environment.

Thursday, 28 May 2015


Below are just a few of the photographs taken at the recent Microlise Conference held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Brit European provided the worlds first dual fuel car transporter whilst Jaguar Land Rover very kindly provided the load. A number of these images will be used by JLR in their Company Newsletter.



We have lots of driving vacancies available at Brit European right now so if anyone reading this blog is interested in a new career, needs a job or a change in direction then log on to
and navigate to Recruitment. Here you will see whats on offer which includes the following:

  • Trade Plate Drivers - just the right sort of job now that the sunny weather is here
  • Car Transporter Drivers - be the first to see the new models on offer
  • High and Heavy Transport Drivers - ever wanted to drive a JCB AND a low loader?
  • Dry Freight Drivers - lots of variations in the loads on this one. 

We offer great rates of pay and the very best in tractor units so comfort is guaranteed.


Over the past month or so we have been busy producing a couple of brochures which are specifically aimed at the Van Market and the Heavy Plant Market.

For the Van Market we have produced The Experts in Van Logistics and for the Heavy Plant Market we have produced The Experts in Plant Logistics. Each of the brochures is in A5 size, full colour and full of interesting facts about what we do in these particular markets.

Both can be viewed on the Brit European web site ( and click on the link marked Services or if you want a link to both brochures well here they are:

Van Expert :

Plant Expert:




Friday, 24 April 2015


Another famous celebrity meets with Tony Phillips and Paul Bowker at the CV Show 2015. Bryan Robson, ex Manchester United and England stalwart.

Another famous


The organisers of the CV Show 2015 are hailing it as one of the best ever it terms of visitor numbers. Although the number of exhibitors was lower than 2014, notable non-attendees being MAN, Scania and Volvo, the Show is being described as a resounding success. With the numbers of Commercial Vehicle registrations at an all time high so far this year the Show was the ideal platform for Brit European.
Below are more images from the show. We even had a very famous celebrity visit us - the very beautiful Rachael Riley from Countdown and Strictly Come Dancing - who joined us for a coffee and a chat.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015


Brit European is proud to support the Commercial Vehicle Show 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham. This year we have a completely new design for the stand and I am pleased to show the first photographs of said stand.

Thursday, 15 January 2015



It is hard to believe that I am posting a blog about the 2014 Christmas lunch!!! It only seems like 5 minutes have passed since I posted the 2013 Christmas lunch blog! Where does the time go??

Anyway as usual it was a fantastic lunch time soiree and all had a good laugh especially when Martin Potts dropped his award....again!!!

We made the Awards and to prove it some of the photos I took are shown below.

First off we presented Dave Andrews with the Management Award 2014. This was chosen by the Senior Brit European Managers and Dave was a worthy winner. In 2014 Dave was involved in Jaguar Land Rover where he assistant Ed with what turned out to be a fantastic photo shoot and latterly Dave has been involved in the start up of the new BMW contract. He is a non-stop dynamo and a credit to Brit European. Dave, now I have said this about you please can leave the brown envelope on my desk mate!

 Dave Andrews receiving his Management of the Year Award 2014 from Group Managing Director Graham Lackey
 Irene Johnson receiving her Long Service Award for 15 Years at Brit European

 Andrew Shore receiving his Long Service Award for 25 Years at Brit European

 Stuart Brunt receiving his Long Service Award for a whopping 40 Years at Brit European

 Sam Lewis receiving the Operator of the Year Award 2014 on behalf of Andy Robinson who unfortunately couldn't make the lunch.

 Richard Dutton receiving the Unsung Hero Award 2014 

   Brendon Antrobus receiving the Team Player of the Year Award for 2014