Our Team

Charles Downie

Charles Downie

Managing Director

Charles has led Bacton Transport since 2005 and a vision to build a strong, successful company recognised across East Anglia and beyond. Charles previously worked in transport and logistics in the UK and Europe with companies including Russell Davies, Securicor Distribution and DHL.

Edward Downie

Edward Downie

Director

Edward joined the company in 1993 and was appointed director in 2001 with responsibilities for operations and fleet. Edward built his expertise running very large fleets for companies such as Maersk and Taylor Barnard.

Paul Brine

Paul Brine

Finance Manager

A qualified chartered accountant, Paul joined the company in 2012 and leads the team responsible for the accounting and administrative functions of Bacton Transport. Paul's previous experience includes working in practice as well as senior roles in manufacturing and distribution industries.

Paul Willis

Paul Willis

General Manager (Distribution)

Paul is responsible for the company’s national distribution operations, including Horticulture Services. Before joining Bacton Transport, Paul held senior roles with several leading transport businesses, including DHL Logistics and Hermes, bringing significant experience across a wide range of sectors.

Rick Emberson

Rick Emberson

General Manager (Operations)

Rick is responsible for the company’s  Network and Retail Services business units, including depots at Stowmarket, Chelmsford and Isle of Sheppey. A highly experienced manager and logistics specialist, Rick moved into the private sector after a long career in a wide variety of roles with the British Armed Forces.

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