Cullimore Group managing director elected to two key positions within the Road Haulage Association
MORETON Cullimore, managing director of South West/Midlands-based transport and aggregates business The Cullimore Group, is poised to help drive the UK industry further forward having been successfully elected to two key roles within the Road Haulage Association (RHA).
Already settling into his role as the newly elected regional chairman of the RHA’s Bristol and Gloucestershire sub-region, Mr Cullimore will also be taking up a national position – one of only 13 members in the country – within the RHA’s main board of directors as the senior vice-chairman of the Midlands and South regional council. This role will officially commence in May 2019.
As well as representing the interests of member firms in the road-haulage sector in the South West, Mr Cullimore will be at the forefront of driving change across the industry nationally in terms of policy and best practice. Equally important, he will be bringing issues to the attention of the Government and using his influence and reputation to draw in new RHA members to continue the Association’s work.
Following in his father’s footsteps by becoming managing director in 2010, Mr Cullimore has overseen change and development at the family firm. The 100-strong company now operates across five sites throughout the South West and Cotswolds, has strengthened its portfolio of haulage and related services and undergone significant investment in terms of technology and systems.
A proud ambassador for the aggregates and the haulage industries, Mr Cullimore has long championed a number of national and regional issues, from local planning protocols and workforce development to environmental and land restoration.
He said: ‘It’s an honour for me to be elected to the RHA’s board of directors. It is important that someone champions and speaks up for local grass-root transport companies – a taken-for-granted service provider.
‘I intend to push all our issues to the highest levels without compromise. I’ve always campaigned for best practice across the haulage and aggregates industry, whether that’s for procedures and safety or making operators aware of their corporate and environmental responsibilities.
‘I’m confident that my contribution to the RHA will allow me to give back to the sector some of my own experience as well that of my family’s 90-year-old firm, with a particular focus, obviously, on the aggregates sector.’