Date joined Fowler Welch:
January 1, 1997
John Benton is the General Manager of the Washington depot. With responsible for 135 employees and a site that offers storage, pick and distribution. Washington depot comprises of 26 dedicated customers from multiple sites that range from South Yorkshire to Scotland. John and his team are proud owners of a large number of external and internal awards for excellence.
After completing his education in 1986 started his working life as a diesel fitter in heavy plant for a number of years, the moved into a number of other areas; toy manufacture, solid fuels and even a short period as ice cream man and then into construction. After joining the company as a HGV driver and he worked through all aspects of the business within Washington with a clear goal to become General Manager of the site.
It is important to for John to encourage the staff to get involved with local activities. As a team, they contribute to the charities the business has supported over the years. With 12 employees, skydiving, cycling and local collecting events. The team also bond over events with paintball, go-carting and golf tournaments where ever possible, and that has now continued for several years.
Married for 16 years to long term partner of 30 years, john has two children. He also has a keen interest in golf, para-Motoring and travel.