Key Personnel


     

Steve Porter

Group Chairman

Having founded the business back in 1981, Steve has gently slipped in to the role of ‘elder statesman’ within the company, supporting the wider group of Directors and Managers who are the engine room of today’s SPTG.

Steve continues to play an active role within the business, but now mixes it with wider business and community interests, groups and charities which form a strong relationship between the business and the wider world. Most of this extra activity is centred around the Island, but as Steve acknowledges, SPT have an involvement across the mainland that needs to be acknowledged and explored.

A massive fan of the ‘Wightlink Raiders’ ice hockey team, Steve can be found at Ryde Arena throughout the winter and, as soon as the Spring arrives, it’s back to his classic motorcycle racing (funny how the leathers shrink every winter!).

Steve Porter

Tim Porter

Director (Purchasing, Training, H&S and Administration)

After Steve, Tim is the Company’s longest serving employee and has a pivotal role in overseeing the vital ‘behind the scenes’ functions of a modern, responsible organisation. As a Director, Tim has a major input at all levels (and in all departments) within the business, helping to improve systems for the benefit of the business and its customers.

Tim puts in a lot of effort post-delivery to ensure that there are very few problems with pricing, documentation and invoicing, meaning that customer expectations are properly met.

Outside of work, Tim mixes his passion for sport (particularly motor racing) with a newly found interest in gardening following a move to a more rural spot.

Tim Porter

Malcolm Gibson

Managing Director

Malcolm has spent most of his working life with SPTG after qualifying with a local firm of accountants. After being our Finance Director for many years, he has now moved up to be MD of the transport business, which fully utilises his skills in finance and management, mixed with his deep knowledge of the industry.

In his current role, Malcolm is becoming the face of SPTG, regularly meeting with customers, suppliers and partners across the country. Sound business and financial acumen, the support of a strong (and mixed) Board, a clear vision of how the company wants to work (and be perceived by others) are all central drivers for him.

Another keen sportsman, Malcolm somehow finds time for running, cricket, football and golf while also supporting his beloved Newcastle United. Work aside, there’s always plenty to discuss on a Monday morning.

Malcolm Gibson

David Groves

Depot General Manager (Isle of Wight)

David’s primary responsibilities are the day-to-day running of the Cowes Depot, Central Traffic Office, Customer Services and BOC Gas Depot. He is often the first point of contact for new enquiries and is an interface between the Company and its customers.

David moved to the Island in 1998 from his native Essex and joined SPTG in 2000. He now has accumulated nearly 30 year’s experience within the transport and logistics industry.

An accomplished amateur footballer, David has helped his local team – West Wight FC – to many successes over the last sixteen years.

David Groves

Mark Breakey

Depot General Manager (Portsmouth)

Mark is the DGM of the Steve Porter Transport depot in Hilsea, Portsmouth and has been with the company since 2003. He has overall responsibility for our contract and pallet distribution services throughout the South of England as well as the receiving and consolidation of freight for the Channel Islands and Isle of Wight. Working closely with our mainland based Business Development Manager, Mark maintains close links to our many local customers.

A keen sailor, Mark looks forward to his weekends sailing in the Bristol Channel aboard his yacht which is based in Weston-Super-Mare.

Mark Breakey

Lee Silk

Production Manager (TPS)

Lee is the hands-on Production Manager of Technical Packing Services – the Group’s case making and packing division based at Cowes which was established in 2004. With the support of the Board, Lee has overseen the growth of TPS which now has major clients in the fields of aerospace, defence, marine and engineering. He is able to design, quote and manufacture cases in a number of mediums as well as organising the daily management of the business unit.

Lee is a keen (and successful) boat angler and enjoys his thinking and chill-out time on his own boat off the coast of the Island. He’s also looking forward to the summer with his very individual VW Camper van.

Lee Silk

Nick Kirkby

Business Development Manager (Isle of Wight)

Nick joined SPTG following the acquisition of Red Funnel Distribution in 2011 and he played a central role in the successful integration of both businesses.

His role now focusses on finding new contracts and business to and from the Isle of Wight as well as maintaining strong relationships with our current customers. As one of the more computer savvy managers, Nick has also been given the additional responsibility of overseeing the company’s IT system and working with our external supplier.

Carrying his interests in technology outside of work, Nick is a big fan of gadgets and electronics, enjoying his latest ‘X-Box’ and photography.

Nick Kirkby

Julian Pedler

Business Development Manager (UK and Channel Islands)

Julian joined SPT in 2012, bringing with him his specialist knowledge of offshore markets, particularly the Channel Islands. Based at our Portsmouth depot, he is primarily responsible for finding new customers and traffic for our UK Mainland services (including pallets), South Coast contract distribution and the Channel Islands. Working closely with the Hilsea DGM, Julian ensures that we maintain good relations with current customers in the region as well as finding new opportunities.

In his spare time, Julian enjoys motorcycling, kayaking and (although not a hobby) he also admits to enjoying a glass of red wine when relaxing!

Julian Pedler

Where’s my consignment?

Enter your
Consignment no.

Make an online booking

To make an online enquiry or
booking please click here.

Request a call back

Enter your
phone no.

Call: 0845 680 2000
Calls cost up to 4p per minute plus your phone company's access charge