Brt International

Origins

The main motivation for the founder, Tony Yeo, in starting the business was wanting to work for himself, be his own boss as he felt that his knowledge and skills working for other companies was not being recognised financially. The major challenges were cash-flow, rising fuel costs and severn bridge toll costs.

Success Factor

The three main factors that have contributed to the rapid growth of the business are quality staff, blue chip clients and, when the company was young, self financed investment and mentoring from silent partner

The Future

The company is still unsure of container shipping direction to and from UK as there are still oversupply issues and concerns regarding fuel prices. The business wants to grow but the founder is very conscious of ‘running before walking’ and wants to steady our ship financially and put in solid foundations before further expansion.