Freight broker Barron Wood was formed in 1993 by John Fairbrother, 56, and his brother David, 54. It provides haulage for customers, who range from food producers to construction materials suppliers, by working with small haulage firms and owner-drivers and using the return journeys of larger companies to offer competitive prices. The Preston company expanded into cross-border European freight in 2013, which helped overseas turnover reach £3.9m in 2016.
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