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.