Meet the Customer – Brit European Transport Ltd

As a supplier of temporary drivers to the logistics industry, our relationship and understanding of our clients are crucial to the provision of a quality service, and none more so than one of our largest and most complex clients, Brit European Transport Limited.

Who is Brit European?

As a privately owned business founded in 1924, Brit European is an international specialist logistics provider across a diverse range of market segments that has continually re-invented itself since pioneering through route cross-channel distribution. Based at Radway Green, in Crewe, Brit European has a presence at locations all over the UK including Rocester, Derby, Stoke, Purfleet, Southampton, Portbury, Killingham, Immingham, Ellesmere Port and Ecclefechan.

With a broad ‘blue chip’ customer base and a total vehicle fleet of around 150 trucks at any one time Brit European has a constant need to flex its driver needs, and therefore having a reliable and stable agency partner is a big part of that flexibility.

Responsible for the safe and on-time transportation of finished vehicles (including cars, vans, chassis cabs and trucks, as well as agricultural and plant equipment), trade-plate deliveries, bulk liquid movements (such as base oils, chemicals and fuels) and general freight, the underlying philosophy of Brit European is to work closely with their customers to find creative and innovative solutions for today and for the future.

With a client such as Brit European, it is crucial that they are able to reduce fixed costs rapidly, whilst also being able to increase driver numbers at short notice as client demands and product volumes increase” commented Kara McCabe, General Manager of Silver Arrow Recruitment, “One of the successful areas of our relationship with Brit is our ability to react to this changing demand at very short notice”

One of Brit European longest client relationships is with JCB, one of the world’s top three manufacturers of construction equipment. Employing around 12,000 people on four continents and selling products in 150 countries through 2,000 dealer depot locations – JCB is a true heavyweight in the industry and produces a range of over 300 machines.

Silver Arrow provides a number of drivers to Brit European that have been trained specifically in the safe loading, transportation, and unloading of the JCB product range.  These drivers assist and supplement the full-time Brit European drivers employed to service JCB.

Graham Lackey, Managing Director of Brit European stated “With a large part of our deliveries being in the automotive and construction sectors, our clients often have significant seasonal peaks and troughs in demand for their products, and so we must have an agency partnership that not only provides a reliable and high quality of driver but has the ability to be nimble and assist us in reacting to the demand of our clients“.

About Silver Arrow

Silver Arrow is a specialist recruitment agency that focuses on the recruitment and placement of temporary and permanent drivers of all classes.

We offer temporary, temporary to permanent or permanent assignments, with a focus on compliance and quality, 24/7 customer service, and a simple streamlined administration and timesheet approval process for our customers.

We specialize in placing our drivers into a range of sectors including general haulage – articulated (LGV CE) and rigid (LGV C) transport, fuel and chemical distribution (Pet. Reg. and ADR), automotive distribution (car and low loader), self-unload (HIAB and truck mounted forklift), and IPAF.

As a group, we are proud to be ISO 9001 accredited and recent winners of the Motor Transport and the Automotive Supply Chain Global Awards. By being built on a strong foundation we are able to deliver a professional, compliant, and cost-effective service to our clients.