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Humber boss celebrates half century

[ October 10, 2015   //   ]

Neill & Brown Global Logistics boss Peter Brown is celebrating half a century’s service with the company. Now chief executive of the Hull-based forwarder, he started out in 1965 as the office boy, palletising imported Scandinavian timber at the former RAF Catfoss airfield in East Yorkshire for onward distribution.
Under Mr Brown’s stewardship, employee numbers rise from 75 to more than 130 in the past few years and a 60,000sq ft international warehouse at Marfleet Environmental Technology Park in east Hull.
The company itself will celebrate its centenary in 2017. Not even Mr Brown can remember the days of horse and cart used to deliver timber in the early days.

Peter Brown (far left) celebrates 50 years with the company, with fellow directors Carl Andrew, Ian Halder and Colin Moody (L-R).N & B small