Tuesday July 7, 2020

‘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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