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 […]
Leicester-based packaged chemicals logistics provider HW Coates Holdings has described its financial performance in the year to 31 December 2012 as “satisfactory” – despite raising its profit before tax by 34% over the previous year.
Suttons Group looks set to flex its financial muscles under the leadership of new MD John Sutton and is looking at acquisition targets in the UK food supply chain market.
Widnes-based Sutton Group has acquired Imperial Tankers, the bulk chemical transport arm of Hargreaves, creating a single bulk tanker fleet of some 700 units with a combined turnover of approximately £114m from UK operations alone.