Currently operating over 130 delivery vehicles from 12 depots across the UK, Ford Fuels started life as GH Ford & Sons, shortly before the Second World War, when George Ford borrowed £25 to invest in a horse and cart to begin supplying milk and coal to the villages near Bath.
Now, the 4th generation of the Ford family (John, Ryan, Teelah and David) has joined the business to continue the family traditions of the past while steering the company into a renewable and sustainable future.
At this year’s AGM, Teelah Ford and Ryan Bowers were voted in as new directors helping to future-proof Ford Fuels and adding further value to the business as it is today.
Wealth of knowledge and experience
David Ford, head of sales and marketing, commented on the new appointments: “Teelah has a wealth of knowledge. She has been working for the business, based at head office, overseeing the credit control side, and ensuring customer relationships have a friendly, reliable, and personal service.
“Ryan has also been with the business for a long time. He started working at our Stalbridge depot and eventually moved to Gloucester (to oversee our acquisition of Silvey Fuels and possible acquisitions in the near future…). Ryan’s experience is in operations, and this helped the business to modernise, adding technology to aid, and improve, our internal processes meaning our customers receive one of the best services in the industry.”