Monday, 25 February 2013


It is with a great deal of sadness and a heavy heart that I write to announce the passing of one of our dear colleagues, Dave Wardle.

Dave had been suffering from cancer for a few months and although he battled on bravely he sadly passed away on Sunday 10th February 2013 aged 57 years.

Dave was well known within Brit European for his sharp and sometimes cutting sense of humor.  'A great bloke' was how he was always being described and he always seemed to have the time to offer his worldly advice.

He was a much loved Husband, Dad, Stepdad, Grandad, Brother, Brother-in-Law, Uncle and Work Colleague. He will be sorely missed by all at Brit European.

Friday, 15 February 2013


Here is a little story to show how you can progress within Brit European provide you have the willingness to adapt.

Peter Oxley (pictured) joined Brit European as a Trade Plate for our Driver Services division Brit Drive in April 2012. Paul Melia, Team Leader for Brit Drive, immediately noticed how good Peter was at his job and was pleased when Peter asked if and how he could progress within the Brit European Group.
The immediate progression was of course to make the jump from Trade Plates to Transporters so in June 2012 Peter took and passed his Class One driving licence. Upon doing so and much to Paul Melia's disappointment Peter was transferred from Brit Drive to Brit European and now works as an LGV driver moving vans on the RRV (Rapid Response Vehicle - also known as a puddle jumper!)

This story only goes to show that with a little willingness, some hard work and an aptitude to want to get on what you can achieve!!! Well done to Peter!  

Friday, 8 February 2013


Here is Andrezj Koniesczy receiving his Driver of the Year Award 2012 from Tony Phillips and Adam Brooks. What a great bunch of drivers we have here at Brit European....they all seem to win awards for one thing or another! Anyway...congratulations to Andrezj.

Thursday, 7 February 2013


Wow....this is becoming par for the course these day's. We have yet another award winner in the Driver of the Year category.

Dave Button, who drives in our High & Heavy division, is shown being presented with his trophy by Tony Phillips, Head of Operations and Adam Brooks, High and Heavy Operator.

Well done to Dave and keep up the good work.

Monday, 4 February 2013


Not sure if this is the last award winner is Simon Grindey from the High & Heavy Division receiving his award from Head of Operations, Tony Phillips accompanied by Operator of the Year, Adam Brooks.