This freight broker was formed in 1993 by John Fairbrother, 57, and his brother David, 56. It works with small haulage firms and owner-drivers, using the return journeys of larger companies to offer competitive prices. The Preston-based firm launched a European road freight business in 2013, and international sales hit £6.9m in 2017.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank59
CompanyBarron Wood Distribution
ActivityTransport broker
LocationPreston
2-yr av intl sales growth pa76.13%
International sales £000s6,869
Total sales £000s64,903
Staff139
Founded1993
Websitewww.barronwooddistribution.co.uk

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