Monday, 17 November 2014

BRIT EUROPEAN WINS ANOTHER ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

Brit European , a leading exponent in environmental issues, has collected another award for its work in the field of reducing carbon emissions and innovative vehicle design.

At the Automotive Supply Chain Awards Ceremony held at Claridges in London on the 12th November Brit European collected the Environmental Awareness Award 2014 beating off Adampol and Gefco. The event was attended by Brit European employees and guests from JLR, JCB and BMW



Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Thursday, 30 October 2014

JAGUAR LAND ROVER AND THE WORLD'S FIRST DUAL FUEL CAR TRANSPORTER

I guess the title says it all!! As ever and whenever there is an opportunity to take photographs of something really interesting we do.

One of the world's first dual fuel car transporters was at JLR Halewood recently and it didn't take long for a deputation of JLR personnel to arrive on the scene for an in-depth examination of the latest addition to our fleet.

Dave Andrews, Driver Trainer and Steve Hill, Driver were both on hand to offer some expert advice on loading and driving the new transporter.

Below are a number of shots taken on the day.







Tuesday, 30 September 2014

MOTOR TRANSPORT AWARDS 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DddPYF-W1QE

Click on the link above to watch the video of Graham Lackey and Andy Brookes receiving the Low Carbon Award from the Motor Transport Magazine on behalf of Brit European.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

ED MEETS THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND!!!!

Never one to brag about who he has met recently Ed Beresford shakes hands with the Ruler and Queen of England and the Empire. The Sovereign demanded an audience with Ed to discuss the Dual Fuel project and to offer her congratulations to Brit European for winning the Low Carbon Award at the 2014 Motor Transport Awards Ceremony. Ed has not been seen since this shot was taken!

A special prize for the most hilarious (or otherwise) caption to go with the photo.

The winner of the most hilarious caption was won by Mick Darlo with
Phillip and i seem to have a slight problem with gas,pull my glove and you'll hear what one means.

Mick wins a bottle of Scotch

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

TRUCK and TRACK DUAL FUEL

Copies of the Truck and Track magazine containing this article are available from Ed Beresford. Alternatively, there is a copy in the main reception and a copy of the article is in the Press Releases folder which again can be found in the main reception.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

MT AWARDS 2014 VIDEO

Attached you will find the video taken by the Motor Transport people of Graham and Andy after having received the award on behalf of Brit European for the Low Carbon category. Click on the link below to watch the video.

SOCIAL MEDIA

By now we will all have received various emails and memo's about the perils and pitfalls of posting comments on Social Media sites such as Facebook and Twitter and how if you post something you shouldn't have then consequences are likely to follow.

There are more people in the world who think Social Media sites are a pain to society than those who think they are wonderful. The trouble here is that we often leave ourselves open to criticism and condemnation by making comments which we know deep down are likely to cause offence. Maybe thats why we write them! However, sometimes we cross the line with what we say and that's when the problems start!

As a Company we will not condone this and why should we? We are still a family business with family principles and that's when these self induced problems really stand out.

So please, think before you write....will this offend anyone, is what I am writing breaching Company Policy etc etc? It is in your best interests to do so.



Friday, 4 July 2014

MICROLISE

Brit European’s bid to become a more environmentally-friendly haulier wins the Motor Transport Award for Low Carbon Operators.


This is the header for an article appearing on the Microlise web site. To view the full article log on to:

click on the News tab and hey presto!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

GILLIAN IVESON and MATHEW BOWDEN

The very lovely Gillian Iveson of Total UK Ltd and the very debonair Matthew Bowden of VWG at the Motor Transport Awards Ceremony 2014

MOTOR TRANSPORT AWARDS 2014 - THE WINNER!

WE WON!!!!!!     WE WON!!!!!!!!     WE WON!!!!!!!     WE WON!!!!!!!     WE WON!!!!!!!!!

At the Motor Transport Awards Ceremony last night Brit European won the coveted Low Carbon and Efficiency Award for 2014.

The trophy was collected by Graham Lackey and Andy Brookes on behalf of Brit European 


Our Guest list included Gillian Iveson of Total UK, Matthew Bowden of VWG, Garry Smith of Jaguar Land Rover, Doug Leaf of ENN and Joannes Van Osta of JCB.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

MICROLISE CONFERENCE 2014






This year’s conference sponsors were MAN whose display of their latest generation Euro 6 engines in the exhibition area was met with great interest. Brit European brought along one of their dual fuel trucks, complete with three JCBs on a low loader. Graham Lackey, Brit European MD, was on hand once again to update delegates who attended in 2013 about the Brit European dual fuel story.



Monday, 30 June 2014

ALAN SLATTERY

Hey Alan Slattery it has been a while since we last exchanged comments on the Blog.

To start the ball rolling consider this......I have come to believe that there are infinite passageways out of the shadows, infinite vehicles to transport us into the light......we just have to be allowed to find them.

What do you think?

IAN ATKINSON - GROUP FINANCE DIRECTOR

Here's something most of you didn't know..... our Group Finance Director, Ian Atkinson, recently completed a triathalon in Majorca. He did very well as far as times are concerned and looks as fit as he did before he went away!

Ian was also a keynote speaker at the recent Finance Directors Conference in Central London where I am led to believe he wowed the audience with a mixture of serious Finance Director things and a sharp out take of witty comments.

Here is Ian at his desk hard at work.....or so he says!

    

Saturday, 28 June 2014

BARTON UNITED LIONS FC

The Barton United Lions FC (proudly sponsored by Brit European) is on track for another successful season if results of pre-season games are anything to go by!
Having taken part in three summer tournaments the won two but lost in the final. Well done boys!



Tuesday, 24 June 2014

THE LATEST ADDITION!

Rod Carman, Chairman of the Brit European Group, Stuart Brunt, Group Fleet Engineer and Andy Robinson, Operations Manager, Bulk Liquids Division all taking a well earned rest by leaning on our latest addition to the Bulk Liquids Chemicals vehicle fleet!!!

THE FUEL DISTRIBUTION FLEET


OUR CORPORATE VIDEO

For those of you who have not yet seen it....the Corporate Video is now available to view on YouTube. Click on the link shown below and watch with pleasure!

BRIT EUROPEAN CORPORATE VIDEO




BRIT EUROPEAN CELEBRATES 90 YEARS IN LOGISTICS

It’s very rare in the world of business and even more so in the world of transport and logistics for a company to be able to celebrate its 90th birthday. Brit European started life in the 1920’s, has been through a world war, seen entry into the EEC, continued into a new millennium and seen the EEC develop into the EU and as a business continues to develop for the future.
Started by Rod Carman’s grandfather, William (Bill), it is a testament to the family that the company has constantly evolved and changed to cope with the ever changing face of business and has continued to re-invent itself time and time again to survive and grow. It is fantastic to have third and fourth generation family members within the business and also to have so many valued staff with many years of experience to guide the newer ones away from the pitfalls of future decisions. Embracing change is the pre-requisite to staying in business and the blend of new ideas and energy coupled with years of experience is something we must safeguard and nurture.  

As a small token as part of us ‘celebrating’ our birthday, we gave a limited edition lapel badge to be worn or saved as a keepsake to all members of staff and valued customers.

MOTOR TRANSPORT AWARDS 2014

Brit European is in the running for one of the most prestigious awards in the Transport Industry! We are a finalist in the coveted Low Carbon and Efficiency Award along with Sainsbury's and Bullwell Trailer Solutions.
The presentation of the award will take place on Wednesday 2nd July 2014 at the Grosvenor Hotel, London. Watch this space next month when I will be revealing whether we won (which I know we will) or otherwise. There will be plenty of piccies to mark the event.

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SHOW 2014

The Commercial Vehicle Show 2014 came and went with a bang! Footfall (number of visitors for the uninitiated!) was up on 2013 by a whopping 17% and I would estimate that most of them visited the Brit European stand in Hall 4.
Here is all its glory is the 2014 stand. As with previous years it was one of the best on display and attracted a lot of praise from visitors and attendees alike. As with previous shows my thanks go to Richard Dutton for his help and expertise (and the Subway sandwiches!) in making our presence at the Show such a success. Below are some photos of Richard with his lovely assistant Alison. Also some more shots of the activity during the three days we were there.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

BRIT EUROPEAN ASSISTS TRITON HOCKEY CLUB!

Brit European (well Andy Brookes actually!) was approached recently by Alsager based Triton Hockey Club to see if we could assist in getting some new dug outs delivered to Tritons home ground in Alsager. The rescue plan was sprung into action and Andy Evans, Fleet Optimisation Manager for Brit European donated his time and experience by becoming a driver for the day to drive the truck and deliver the dug outs.


Pictured are Steve Wade (on the left) of Triton Hockey Club and Andy Evans of Brit European.