The son of founder Alf Sutton, Michael Sutton had been chairman of the logistics and supply chain company since 1987. Working in the business since he was 19, he held a number of positions before succeeding Alf as managing director in 1978 at the age of 30. During his time Michael oversaw the expansion of the group into new markets and territories across the world.
Not satisfied with maintaining the company’s position as a leading road haulier, Michael significantly developed the company’s portfolio of services, which now serves the chemicals, gases, food and fuels markets across the supply chain.
Still very much a family firm, Suttons’ current CEO is Michael’s eldest son John Sutton. His youngest son Robert Sutton is the group’s IT director, and other family members sit on the group’s board.