Fund in memory of Sparshatts Truck and Van boss David Jones raises thousands

Commercial Motor
October 31, 2017

A tribute page set up in memory of Mercedes-Benz dealer David Jones has so far raised nearly £4,500 to fund research into blood cancer.

The UK commercial vehicle retail industry lost one of its most popular and respected figures in August when Jones, the co-founder and chief executive of Kent-based Sparshatts Truck and Van, died following a long battle with blood cancer.

Sparshatts was a founding member of the Mercedes-Benz dealer network. Jones and his business partner Roger Sparshatt - who retired in 2000 - began trading in 1975, and ended their first year with nine employees, having sold 30 vehicles and lost £9,000.

Today, more than 200 people work for a company that registered nearly 1,500 new and used vehicles last year, and posted a turnover of £88m.

The Jones family have set up a donations page for Bloodwise - formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research - to help fund research and improve the lives of patients.




About the Author

Commercial Motor is the online presence for Commercial Motor magazine, the world’s oldest magazine dedicated to the commercial vehicle industry.

It is your online source for the best new and used trucks and trailers in the UK - plus the latest news, and the best buying advice you'll find in the industry.

All of the dealers listed have been are visited by our field sales team in person at their premises and our editorial team are constantly out and about speaking to dealers, operators and suppliers - this helps build really great market knowledge that assists you.

Articles published by the author Commercial Motor may be collaborative efforts by our journalists or contain significant elements obtained from press releases or company statements. They have, however, still been written and checked by our expert editorial team.

Share this article