Adrian Wanford, Group Transport Manager at Balfour Beatty Plant & Fleet Services talks about his role and the company’s fleet operation
Name: Adrian Wanford
Job Title: Group Transport Manager
Organisation: Balfour Beatty Plant& Fleet Services Ltd
Time in role: Three months
Previous job: Leaving school in the early 80s I studied vehicle engineering and management at Chesterfield College of Technology. After graduating in 1985, armed with a raft of C&G, IRTE, CPC & IMI qualifications, but no experience, I served on the workshop floor as a fitter for a local haulier, and then for a Volkswagen Audi dealer in Derby before moving to British Road Services (BRS) in 1990. Starting as a fitter at BRS I quickly progressed through various roles before moving on to Northgate Motor holdings in 1997 as a Commercial Vehicle Workshop Manager. I started with Balfour Beatty in Jan 2000 as Area Transport Engineer for East Anglia and the home counties. Since then I have progressed through various roles in vehicle engineering, specification and procurement to business unit fleet management up to my recent appointment as Group Transport Manager. Looking back on my career so far it was my time a BRS that really set the standards and principles that I employ today.
HGVs: 1000 (including O License exempt vehicles)
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