For over 30 years, the Motor Transport Awards have been seen as a benchmark for excellence among UK road transport fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers and other innovators. Every year since 1986 a who’s who of road transport has gathered together to see who are the winners of the 20 awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London. Keep tracks of our shortlist and winners stories here.
Donald Burton was born in Draycott, Stoke-on-Trent, on October 10 1933, a birthday he shares with the opera composer Giuseppe Verdi. He was academically bright and passed his 11-plus before going to the local grammar school, Longton High, where he also excelled in sports and his passion for boxing resulted in an unbeaten record. His first job was in 1949 for Hassells, a coachbuilder in Portland Road, Stoke-on-Trent. Unknowingly he was working only 100 yards away from one of the […]