STEPHEN Turner has completed the management buyout of the Currie European Transport Group (recently rebranded Currie Solutions). Having been with the business most of his working life, Stephen has achieved the long term ambition of owning the company, originally founded by Norman Currie in 1977.
‘I am delighted. As someone who’s lived in Dumfriesshire man and boy, it’s been a huge part of my life working with Curries, and to finally be in the position to acquire the company is a real privilege. My vision is simply to ensure that we become the business of choice for our customers and staff to work with and in doing so we enable the growth of business in Scotland, the rest of the UK and Europe,’ enthuses Stephen.
The MBO was prompted by the business working through its plan for the years ahead. ‘The owner Tom Barrie and I felt it was the right time for him and the right time for myself to make this change. More importantly, we both believed it was important for the business. As managing director, I have been fortunate enough to lead the business since 2010 and I am now ready to take this great company on its next exciting journey.’