Today we are thinking of the Royal Family and HRH Prince Phillip and we say thank-you to a man that gave so much. Pat Banner, one of our drivers, has previously served with the Royal Engineers and proudly shows his appreciation too.
Today we saw one of our longest serving colleagues retire. Carole is a family member and has been with the business for over 30 years. We thank Carole for her hard word and commitment over the years and wish her all the best during her retirement.
One of our top Transport Managers Lee Roper, is celebrating 25 years working for us.
Thank you lee for all your hard work, commitment and loyalty to the company, we really appreciate it.
Congratulations to one of our top employees Ray Overton "Sarge" on being with us for 25 years! Ray is a top man & we're very proud that he works for us.
Benton's are pleased to be supporting the third 'National Lorry Week' - a nationwide campaign by the Road Haulage Association (RHA) to promote the logistics industry to the rest of the UK.
The nationwide campaign will be running from 11 to 16 September to highlight the hugely important role the haulage industry plays in our everyday lives. According to the RHA, over 85 per cent of goods transported in the UK are carried by lorries, with the logistics industry itself making up a large part of the UK economy.
This year's theme is "Love the Lorry". Hauliers across the country will be giving members of the public the chance to go behind the scenes of life as a skilled HGV driver. Events will be taking place nationwide throughout half term allowing families to meet HGV drivers and operators, get up close to their vehicles and learn about the opportunities that a career in the logistics industry can offer.
The RHA will also be hosting a Parliamentary Reception at the House of Commons to promote our key campaigning issues to Ministers and Government officials.
September 1st we put 6 new Leyland DAFs on the road. See pictures below:
This year 6 of our units attended the show, X7 BBT/S88 BBT/V400 BBT/P11 BBT/R80 BBT/Y28 BBT.
This year 4 of our units won highly commended awards- we would like to thank all of our drivers for taking pride in their units.
See below for some pictures:
We would like to announce the retirement of Fred Mitcham, our longest serving driver of 39 years. We'd like to thank Fred for all his hard work during his time at Benton's and would like to wish him a long and happy retirement.
Heres a photo of Chairman Martin Benton with Fred presenting him with a gift for his service to Bentons:
We would like to welcome Emma Benton back to the company as Finance Director.
We would like to announce the retirement of Barry Appleyard, our Company Secretary. Barry has been with us for 11 years and has contributed a great deal to the success of the company in that time. We'd like to thank Barry for all his hard work during his time with Benton's. We will all miss him loads and would like to wish him a long and happy retirement.
Benton Brothers would like to wish all customers, suppliers and staff a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
December we added 3 Volvo FH13 540s, here some pictures below.
This summer we added 9 dafs to our fleet. See our facebook page for pictures.
Congratulations to Ted and Rebecca Benton on the birth of Bella Ann Margaret Benton 27th April 2016 weighing 6 15lbs.
Margaret being one of her middle names after her Great Grandma Benton- whose birthday would have been the same day she was born too.
We now have a new Technical Support van in our fleet. In the picture is Workshop Manager Ben Ashton and mechanic Ted Benton.
Welcome to the team John Roper who started May 2015 and David Bedford who started in February 2016.
Welcome back to Amy who is now back part time after being on maternity leave.
February we added three new mercs to our fleet M80 BBT , M77 BBT and M70 BBT.
Congratulations to our traffic planner Mick Kirk and his fiancee Louise on the birth of Frazer Michael Kirk, weighing 6lb 5oz on 07/08/15
Congratulations to Amy Benton and her partner Chris on the birth of her daughter Emelia Louise, born 28th May 6lb 11.5oz
Operations director Jon Lilley celebrated 25 years of service in May. Martin surprised him with the help of his wife Layla with a meal with some fellow colleagues. Martin would like to thank him for all his dedication to his work and all his help over the years. Here are some pictures of the meal:
Benton Brothers would like to wish all our customers and staff a happy and healthy 2015! Keep an eye out for some new trucks for this year!
Watch out for some of our fleet at Peterborough Truckfest 4th & 5th May - Pictures to follow
Congratulations to Ted Benton and Rebecca Avison on the birth of their second son Riley Leo Arthur Benton, born 12th September 2013.
We are also on facebook now- new photos updated regularly www.facebook.com/benton.brothers.9
In March we will be introducing the first euro6 vehicles, 1 Mercedes and 8 Leyland Dafs.
Congratulations to Ted Benton and partner Rebecca Avison on the birth of their son Jayden James Benton, 10th July 2011 weighing 7.1lbs.
Friday 29th October all office staff wore pink to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. Altogether raising £22.50 well done to everyone who took part.
Congratulations to our Operations Director Jon Lilley and his wife Layla on the birth of their daughter Lois Nicole, 7lb 3oz.
This year 19 of our fleet participated in truckfest, including the 1960 Bedford, our two T-Cab Scanias, Billy and Ted and 100 BBT, our centenary truck, being displayed on the DAF Stand.
As always our drivers took great pride in making sure all trucks were clean and polished up before leaving the yard to travel together to the show.
Martin would like to take this opportunity to thank all drivers for their hard work and pride in their trucks.
Here are some pictures from the weekend and a lot more in the gallery page!
Here are the pictures of the Christmas line up 2008...
We would like to thank all our customers for your support and would like to wish them a very happy Christmas.
Friday 19th December, we all donated money for not sending Christmas cards and also did a Christmas draw with prizes that had been given to us over the year, with both of these put together we have raised £45.00 for The Butterfly Hospice.
We also all took part in Secret Santa, here are some pictures of us opening our presents.
Also, thank you to all our staff for your continued support and would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a very happy new year!
Friday 31st October we donated £2 per person to the Breast Cancer Campaign by all wearing pink for the day!!
Here is the latest addition to the company, 11 week old office dog ShagiB.
We have just taken delivery of a Dennison sliding skeletal trailer. The trailer is our Centenary colour, polished aluminium wheels and sign writing to match 100BBT (our centenary DAF).
This was a total surprise organised by James Dennison. A very special thought from a very genuine guy - Thank you.
Here is Martin Benton and Vincente Connolly aka. Chico, in front of N50 BBT
The company had 15 Lorries at truckfest this year, including N50 BBT which was on the Mercedes Benz stand. she is named after our office dog Monty and 100 BBT which was on the Leyland Daf stand.
Again this year the drivers took pride in their Lorries, making sure that there wasn't a speck of dust on them before they all left to travel to the show together.
Martin would like to thank all the drivers who attended this year. The company receives many positive comments about our fleet and it is the drivers who should always take the praise for this.
There are loads more pictures of Truckfest 2008 in our gallery.
We are please to announce that Ian James and his wife Dawn have give birth to a baby girl 16th March at 23.50, weighing 7lbs 5oz. They have named her Carys Lucy.
In 1908, John William Benton started up J W Benton & Sons. After his death in 1954, his three sons Billy, Ted and George incorporated the company to Benton Bros Transport Ltd in 1958.
For this centenary and 50 year celebration we have Y50 BBT and 100 BBT, which have been designed with different colours, pictures and extra components too.
Here are some pictures below: -
Our first edition to our fleet in 2008 was 3 Dafs, these were named after our Workshop Managers Wife and two Daughters. Pictures are below.
Sadly our office dog Monty passed away on the 12th April. We have dedicated N50 BBT to him.
It's a hard life working at Benton's, as you can see from our office dog Monty!
The new acquisitions so far for next year are as follows: -
Driver of P33 BBT Pete Balderson polished and decorated his lorry to take his son to his end of school prom.
Mr John Gilbert retired from the company on 2nd July 07 after 35 years working for the company. He was a loyal member of the team and after all his hard work deserves to put his feet up! Martin Benton would like to thank him on behalf of the company for his loyalty over the years, some of the latter years being very difficult for him. We all wish him a very happy, long and healthy retirement.