A passionate advocate for sustainability and road safety, Des has a near encyclopaedic knowledge of the Road Haulage industry. As Managing Director, he is focussed on using this expertise to build transport solutions for customers that increase service and reduce cost.
A specialist in the distribution of Paper and Packaging and FMCG with approaching 50 years’ experience; Des is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He began his career in 1969 as a delivery driver for his father’s removals company, D J Ponsonby. As the business grew into a general haulier and warehousing provider, he progressed from HGV driver to Transport Office Manager, to Managing Director.
With wife Hilary, 4 children and 7 grandchildren, family life is rarely quiet; however, Des is an avid Birmingham City and England fan as well as finding the time to manage his own football team. Des is deeply interested in history with a particular focus on the Alamo and the Titanic. If you have a spare day to discuss, his love of cricket is matched by his in-depth knowledge of player, batting averages and anything ‘Ashes’.EMAIL Des CONNECT WITH Des