This Widnes firm specialises in transporting chemicals, gas and fuel oil by road, rail and sea. Its 80-year history has been colourful. Founder Alf Sutton joined his mother’s coal delivery service in the 1920s, grew the company into a transport business, but then it was nationalised after the second world war. By 1954 he had bought back the company from British Road Services. Profits under the chairmanship of his son Michael have grown 78% a year, from £605,000 in 2004 to £3.4m in 2007.

This profile reflects the company at time of publication and does not reflect any changes that may have subsequently occurred. Fast Track and its sponsors do not endorse, guarantee or recommend investment in any of the companies.

Company details
CompanySuttons Group
ActivityLogistics & supply chain services
Annual profit growth77.60%
Latest profits £000s3,391
Latest sales £000s84,245

If applicable:

* supplied by company † annualised figure