- Employs around 5,500 people across 40 sites
- Group revenue of £551.9m
- Owns over six million square feet of warehousing space
- Owns two airports, London Southend and Carlisle Lake District
- The company makes a delivery somewhere in Europe every 20 seconds
- Each Stobart vehicle is identified by a unique girl's name
Founded in 1970 by Eddie Stobart, Eddie Stobart Limited – which later became Stobart Group – employs no fewer than 5,500 people at 40 sites across the UK. We are well known for our fleet of trucks, but what you may not know is that Stobart Group is involved in rail freight, air operations and port services, as well as warehousing and engineering services. We have worked on several green initiatives, such as the Stobart Rail low-carbon service that brings fresh food into the UK from southern Europe via the Channel Tunnel. We even created a new business division sourcing ‘biomass’ – old wood which can be converted into energy.
With over 2,250 vehicles on the road, there are plenty of jobs for drivers – but we also need to employ support staff, everything from Warehouse Supervisors to Air Traffic Controllers and Traffic Planners. Our new training academy, which opened in Widnes in 2011, is the central training facility for the whole company, in particular those joining as an apprentice. We also recruit graduates to work across the company, and have a comprehensive in-house management development programme.
Our truckers have an avid following (the Stobart Club now boasts 25,000 members) – fans can catch up with their idols at the annual Stobart Fest and on the TV series ‘Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers’. We also run a Cumbria-based world rally team and sponsor the Rugby Superleague.