60-second interview: Brian Wheadon, vehicle and fleet maintenance services director, Wm Armstrong Group

Commercial Motor
August 4, 2016


My favourite holiday destination is…


I drive a…


My hobbies are…

Walking in Cumbria and spending time with my four grandchildren.

I got into the industry when…

I started as an apprentice technician in 1980 for a company that operated a fleet of ERFs. I have done nearly every job, from workshop foreman to fleet director, and I have also held director positions. I worked my way up from the shop floor.

To encourage more young people into the industry…

Bodies such as the Institute of Couriers with its logistics training path, the Institute of Road Transport Engineers, the FTA and the RHA should play a role in promoting our industry at the right level and at appropriate events and venues. I have had a fantastic career for 36 years and hopefully that attitude towards the sector will become infectious to future generations.

The outlook for our sector of the market over the next 12 months is…

Positive. I am cautiously optimistic that our industry can overcome challenges by working in collaboration with government and industry bodies.

This article was published in the 28 July issue of Commercial Motor. Why not subscribe to get 12 issues for just £12?

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