The Prince of Wales visited Gregory Distribution’s Cullompton head office on Wednesday as part of the haulier’s centenary celebrations. During his hour-long visit, the Prince met and spoke with numerous employees past and present, including senior management, drivers, apprentices and 94-year-old Jack Gregory, son of the company’s founder. “I’m hoping that my grandfather Archie, who was the founder of this company, is looking down on us today with pride. Although I suspect he may be a little bit surprised,” said […]
Gregory Distribution (Holdings)’s largest purchase to date, ARR Craib Transport, creates a £200m-plus turnover group, but it was the Scottish haulier’s regional focus that made the deal so attractive.
Like many family-owned hauliers, Gregory Distribution is now run by the third generation – in this case CEO John Gregory – after being set up between the two world wars. “My grandfather started in 1919 with a horse and cart,” says Gregory. “His first truck was an ex-First World War Model T Ford, but the trucks all went off to Second World War. My father joined him when the first truck came back after the war.”
Gregory Distribution, which last year snapped up Interoute Transport Services, has purchased Devon-based refrigerated haulage business M&D Transport.