Brian’s first position in the haulage industry was with Ken Carruthers based in Appleby-in-Westmorland. He was a driver there for 10 years before leaving to work for Allan Jenkinson, initially as a driver but quickly moving into the office as a transport controller. Brian has worked for the haulage division of A.W. Jenkinson for over 31 years and started when the fleet consisted of only 7 wagons. Brian became a Director of A.W. Jenkinson Transport Limited when it was incorporated in 2014 and is now responsible for over 700 wagons with vehicle movements throughout the UK and Northern Europe. Brian comes from an agricultural background and has always lived in and around Cumbria, with a keen interest in fell walking around the Lake District in his spare time.
Sam started in the transport business aged 17, running his own fleet of trucks before joining Allan’s younger brother Robert, driving both artic tipper trailers and 8-wheeler blowing units for R.W. Jenkinson. Sam started work for Allan Jenkinson more than 22 years ago, when the transport division was part of the wider A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products group. Initially a transport controller overseeing numerous deliveries across the UK each day, Sam became a Director of A.W. Jenkinson Transport Limited in spring 2014 and works from the Head Office in Penrith. Sam has a keen interest in horse racing and comes from a Cumbrian-based farming background.
Dave is a Chartered Accountant by trade, having qualified and trained with Grant Thornton in Manchester where he worked for 14 years. Dave joined Eddie Stobart Limited in 2010 and was fundamental in the development of their bulk haulage division, which latterly became Stobart Biomass Transport, who to this day work very closely with A.W. Jenkinson Transport. Upon the formation of A.W. Jenkinson Transport Limited in Spring 2014, Dave became interim Finance Director and was later appointed full-time Finance Director in 2016. Dave splits his time between both A.W. Jenkinson Transport’s Head Office in Penrith and their Runcorn Depot and enjoys running “Dad’s Taxis” for his two young daughters in his spare time.
Robert is the son of founder Allan Jenkinson and has worked within the A.W. Jenkinson group for many years. Robert’s first role was at A.W. Jenkinson’s processing facility in Clifton, driving loading shovels and operating fixed plant. He then moved into the transport side of the business, initially driving 8-wheeler blowing units, artic walking floors and tipper trailers and then planning wagons as a transport controller. Robert was appointed as a Director of A.W. Jenkinson Transport Limited in 2017 and is also the Production and Operations Manager for A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products, dividing his time between both of their Head Offices. Robert was the youngest person in the country to pass their Articulated HGV Test when he was just 18 years old.