They may not be the new kids on the block but Tony Yeo and Tony Rosser have launched their new venture, BRT International with a long-term sustainable business plan that not even a global recession couldn't knock. The south Wales based container haulage and Logistics Company has exceeded all expectations in their first 11 months of trading. Starting in 2009 with one order to transport twenty-five containers and they have now moved to a seven day a week operation with eight trucks and employ twelve people moving goods from all the major ports around the UK and into South Wales.
First year of trading (09/10) was a short financial year ended in 444,000. However the full twelve months 10/11 trading figures indicate that BRT International are on target to hit 950,000 turnover. With many businesses in the haulage and shipping industry suffering with the past years downturn and increases in duty the canny duo have used the recession to their advantage, as managing director Tony Yeo explains: "Starting any company during a recession could be a risk, however, we saw this as an opportunity. In the early days we where able to buy trucks and trailers at half the price making our capital investment work harder for us. Luckily for us we are self funded so could hit the ground running, with Tony's [Rosser] reputation and my existing contacts we could gain new clients quickly seeing the company expand in the first year".
BRT International's client list includes blue chip shipping lines and high street retailers, like Peacocks. The aim for the company is to be the first port of call for south Wales container imports but have approached the business with a sustainable growth plan looking for 30% growth in year two with new services being added over time.