As with many people in haulage, the business is in Phil’s blood. His father owned Rother Cartage, a well-known haulage company in the area, and Phil started working for dad in 1988. After Rother Cartage was sold, Phil came to Ardula in 2000. Phil’s role encompasses sales, vehicle management and scheduling lorries and routes.
He is an avid supporter of Brighton & Hove Albion, and does his community bit by assisting coaching Jarvis Brook Junior Football Teams as an FA Level 1 coach. With lorry fuel in his veins, it’s no surprise he’s also a petrolhead and follows Formula 1 racing closely.
Ricky has been Managing Director of Ardula Group Limited comprising Ardula Limited, PTC (SE) Limited, and Mantransco Limited since June 2015. Responsible for all aspects of the business including commercial management, business development, environmental and transport compliance, and building on the excellent customer service record of a business which has been trading for over 25 years.
For many years now Tim has run the Ardula accounts as only a mean accountant can, ensuring everything is entered and accounted for correctly. Not just a small business bookkeeper but a man who really knows what he is doing in preparation of accounts from sales and purchase invoices through wages administration, VAT returns and preparation of statutory accounts.
Tim just hates talking to people chasing money as suppliers have always been paid at the same time, on time, each month for years. But Tim will happily spend time talking to anybody knowledgeable about Napoleonic War regiments, rugby, or Manchester United.
Ruth has been with Ardula since 2000 and works part time looking after all our sales invoicing.
Tickets are priced by the sales team who pass them to Ruth where she checks them and invoices customers. She then scans invoices and tickets for easy storage, and retrieval when needed. Ruth also carries out our tacho checks on our own reading equipment in-house, so making sure our drivers conform to driving hours rules.
We are proud to have a team of highly motivated and experienced drivers on our lorries whose goal is to provide you service with civility and safety.