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


Friday, 12 February 2016


To support the growth plans of Silver Arrow we are pleased to announce that Jodie Buckley will be the Assistant Management Accountant for Silver Arrow Specialist Recruitment Agency. 
In addition to her current work Jodie will pick up all Silver Arrow finance work currently done by Tracy Campbell

I am sure you will join me in wishing Jodie every success as she gets more involved with Silver Arrow during what is an exciting phase for the company.


Brit European was recently tasked to move 6 x JCB 330 LR Tracked Excavators from Beamhurst, Staffordshire to Southampton Docks and which were destined to be shipped to China. These are big, long and heavy machines!
Phil Murphy, pictured below left, was given the unenviable task of planning the moves. Phil had to organise timings to the second, arrange for Vehicle Escorts for the whole of the journey and to ensure that all legislation was covered. There was no room for error. As one would expect the collections and deliveries went like clockwork! The journey took just over 7 hours to complete and all machines arrived at the designated times in Southampton Docks. Perfect Planning by Phil. One of the drivers, Craig Draper, pictured bottom right, was so relieved that he arrived on time and without any mishap that he took to saying a prayer to someone....not sure if it was to Phil or someone higher up the Supply Chain!! A big thank you to Phil and his drivers for a job very well done.

Thursday, 11 February 2016


The start of 2016 sees a further step forward in the development of the Brit European Car Division with the start of a new Contract with Honda Motors Europe. This contract involves the collection and delivery of Honda Motor Cars from the Honda factory in Swindon for delivery to the Port of Southampton. 
‘As with the Contract renewal from Mercedes-Benz, this additional Award for another one of our business units further highlights our expertise in the movement of Automotive vehicles’ says Peter Duranti, General Manager of the Automotive Division.
The new contract with Honda Motors Europe commenced in January 2016


Sad to say but Mick Brown has decided to call it a day on his career at Brit European on Friday 29 January 2016. During his time at Brit, Mick has been instrumental in designing, modifying and altogether changing completely some of the fleet we use for moving cars, vans and heavy trucks. Mick was treated to a buffet by the Company and was joined by some of his friends in the trade past and present. We all wish Mick a very happy retirement.

The guests shown in the photos shown below are:

Top left : Mick with Peter Duranti, General Manager of the Automotive Division at Brit European.
Bottom left : Mick with Justin Michau of LOHR UK
Top right : Mick with Stuart Brunt, Group Fleet Engineer at Brit European
Bottom right: Mick with (from left to right) Jacomo of Rolfo Italy, Joe Doyle who worked with Mick at Richard Lawson and John Doyle of LOHR UK

Monday, 8 February 2016


Mercedes-Benz has renewed its contract with Brit European for the collection and delivery of Commercial Vehicles from Ports of Entry into the UK to the Mercedes-Benz dealer network.

Commenting on the Award, Peter Duranti (pictured below), General Manager of the Brit European Automotive Division says 'The recent confirmation by Mercedes-Benz of a new three year contract for the UK distribution of Heavy & Light Commercial Vehicles is continued evidence that Brit European is at the forefront of Commercial Vehicle Distribution in the UK. The successful renewal of this very important contract is testament to the efforts of all staff throughout the business and demonstrates the expertise and reliability that Brit European can offer. The contract renewal has been achieved against strong competition in the market place and we must ensure that we continue to be innovative and creative in providing Mercedes-Benz with an exemplary delivery service and even higher standards going forward’

The new contract started in January 2016.

Thursday, 7 January 2016


WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!

Sally Carman, Natasha Carman, Kate Carman and Julia Stockwin (Sally's friend) all took part in the 5K Pretty Muddy Race For Life at Tatton Park in June 2015

They all completed the course in a very credible 1hour which according to Natasha wasn't too bad considering they walked some and ran some. Sally, Julia, Natasha and Kate would like to thank  everyone who supported them and donated raising a creditable £350.00

Please see the pictures below proving that they did it and got very  muddy in the process. (Kate wasn’t too impressed by the mud!)

They had a fab time and it was a fab atmosphere and can’t wait to do it again next year and they might even do the 10K!!

                                                 Kate     Natasha     Sally       Julia

                                          Before the race Sally, Julia, Kate and Natasha