As the son of founders Jim and June Ward, Michael has been the driving force and vision behind the establishment and development of the Group as it is today. He is Head of Operations within the Group and oversees all Group trading activities from the Patrick Brompton HQ where he interfaces with most major customers daily.
A recent addition to the Board in June 2016, Andrew is a corporate lawyer by profession. He now holds responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Group (other than Operations) and the delivery of the Group Business Plan. He has brought to the Group the support of the key institutions required in order to achieve the organic and acquistional growth that the Business Plan anticipates.
As General Manager, Paul works closely with both Michael Ward and Andrew Castle to supervise the quality of trading and conduct at all operational centres. He oversees driver relationships, training and all workshop and external repair facilities as well as legal compliance with Operator Licensing requirements.
As Group Finance Director, David has overall responsibility for all financial controls and forecasting within the Group and its subsidiaries. He works closely with Andrew Castle on the day-to-day management of the Group and the planning, execution and integration of all acquisitions. He is the Group financial interface with its institutional funders and auditors .
As Commercial Director of the Walking Floor Division of J&J Ward Ltd, Pat works closely with Michael Ward and Paul Tolmie to supervise the service provided by the walking floor trailer fleet at all Group operating centres. He also has responsibility for the acquisition of new business for both the walking floor and conventional tipper fleets and works with Andrew Castle on legal contracts for work won.
Founder of Hare Bulk Haulage Ltd, Mick has responsibility for the day-to-day trading of Hare Bulk Haulage Ltd and DH Pearson Ltd, working together with Michael Ward and Paul Tolmie.