‘There’s great satisfaction in doing something different to the competition’

When Gareth Jenkinson’s father Neville set up Jenkinson Logistics in 1975, it was something of an all-or-nothing play. He remortgaged the house to fund the start-up, but he had a driving purpose - to be his own boss

9th December, 2018
Gareth Jenkinson, managing director, Jenkinson Logistics. Picture: Fergal Phillips

When Gareth Jenkinson’s father Neville set up Jenkinson Logistics in 1975, it was something of an all-or-nothing play. He remortgaged the house to fund the start-up, but he had a driving purpose - to be his own boss.

“We had been living in England, he was working for a shipping company back then,” Jenkinson says of his father. “He was a bit tired of working for other other people. He had this fierce entrepreneurial...

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