This company is 15 years young and is fastly expanding its portfolio of residential property letting. A new £2.5 million development of 15 houses is underway in the families home town of Gornal, which adds to the current 5 residential properties it owns. In 2000/2001 it turned over just under £1 million totalling the complete group to just over £5 million.

Gary started his career in 1982 as a vehicle technician working through the ranks as a mechanic, LGV driver, Transport Manager. In 1993 he graduated with honours from Salford University with a Masters degree in logistics. Today he runs a Transport training company in partnership with Stourbridge College and is responsible for the A.E Hawkins Group.

"The range of activities the family group are involved in enable us to dedicate a lot of energy and funding back into the industry of which we are all very proud of being part of. The generation of employment and business in our home community is also equally important and the work we do both Nationally and in Europe with the research and development in transport education means we can stay at the forefront of logistics"