John Sutton is the grandson of Suttons Group founder Alf Sutton, who started trading in 1926 with a horse and cart. Sutton (pictured right, with Suttons Road Tankers MD Michael Cundy) took over the reins of the family firm four years ago, being appointed group chief executive in 2013 as a replacement for Andrew Palmer when he retired. Sutton had been MD of Suttons’ International Division since 2006. Our meeting takes place in the sumptuous Suttons boardroom, lined with oak […]
Renewed economic confidence and a focus on efficiencies saw an increase in the amount of mergers and acquisitions in 2014 as operators looked to strengthen, diversify and consolidate. Motortransport.co.uk takes a look back at a surprisingly strong year of M&A activity. In February, Pollock (Scotrans) acquired Blackburn-based haulier Gilbraith (TS) for an undisclosed seven figure sum, giving the Scottish operator extended reach into north-west England. April saw Essex-based freight forwarder and haulier Simarco purchase Longport-Staffordshire based IFB for an undisclosed […]
Suttons Groups’ UK tanker division has won a contract with Total UK for the distribution of petroleum products following a competitive tender.
The cost of regulatory compliance for operators that specialise in chemical distribution will continue to rise, as Brexit will not be able to offer any significant regulation changes in the sector, according to the Chemical Business Association (CBA).