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Monday 03 September 2018
by Jackie Emson

Meet the Member - Brian M Pope - Warrington Truck Van Ltd

* Name of Business- Warrington Truck Van Ltd

Who are you?- Brian M Pope, Operations manager

What sets you apart from the competition?-We do everything the big main dealers do and more BUT better and at a lower cost to the customer

How did the business come about?- an opportunity grasped by our director Mr Perry over 10 years ago when he broke away from main dealer constraints and decided to go it alone

What are your main target markets?- private customers with one car / van ranging to large commercial HGV and trailer fleets

How long has your business been in existence? – since 2007

How many staff do you employ? 30+

What job or achievement makes you most proud?- becoming a father to two lovely boys now 11 and 15

Where do you see the business being in five years?- continuing to grow and develop into a changing market place

Why Warrington?- great motorway and road links ,M62 , M6, M56 busy commercial routes between to big city centres in Manchester and Liverpool

Tell us one interesting thing about the business that might surprise us?-it is actually fun to work here

Tell us one interesting thing about you that people might not know? (ie, hobbies, amusing fact, etc)- I have a cert HE in Geology and Environmental management – how different from commercial vehicles can you get ?

• Brexit – good, bad, opportunity?- Good increased trade opportunities with the whole world have got to benefit uk trade and commerce as a whole , control of our borders and assoc trade tariffs and getting rid of red tape and Brussels legislation that has blighted the motor vehicle industry for years

Fantasy dinner party – which six people alive or dead would you invite?- Charlotte and Emily Bronte , their use of the English language is marvellous , Oliver Reed and Keith Moon – party animals , Alexander III of Macedon ( Alexander the Great) – how did he managed to conquer most of the known world at such a young age and what drove him , Boudica queen of the Icenie tribe –dealt with her own Brexit / Roman/ European issues in AD60