About Us

Committed to providing quality service for the long-term benefit of our customers

The Bartrum Group has over 90 years earned a proud reputation for their friendly, helpful & honest approach, providing solutions to meet the precise individual customer requirements

Since the Bartrum Group started in 1929 we have been committed to providing quality service for the long-term benefit of our customers. We have assembled strong teams, each with a wealth of knowledge, experience and industry expertise.

The Bartrum Group are a leading provider of logistics solutions, we offer Full load, Part load and Pallet network Distribution* across the UK.
(*Non haz / Haz)

The Bartrum Group is able to provide modern equipment at a competitive price with a high level of Service. We have a large fleet of 13.6 metre curtainsided trailers, bulk tippers, rigid tail-lift vehicles with pallet trucks and express vans.

Our Headquarters are based in the heart of East Anglia, which is wholly owned and run by The Bartrum family an established independent UK brand, recognised for its quality and reliability​

With our premises offering a whole multitude of warehousing for short- or long-term storage, we are ideally situated to accommodate cross dockings of full containers and trailer loads entering or exiting the UK or for Nationwide deliveries





Record breaking load in 1992

Founded in 1929

Founded in 1929

‘The Bartrum Group’ is family owned and managed. Leonard Bartrum, grandfather of two of the three joint Managing Directors started the business with one vehicle in 1929.

1930’s – 1940’s

This 1930’s photo is of some of the original work force. Three of the six people in this photo have been identified as, Cecil Bartrum, Cecil Cole and Harold Bartrum.


Malt for Guinness being displayed at Barnards of Stowmarket in the 1950’s.


Bartrum General Haulage Fleet Vehicle out on the road in 1956.


Stamp duty paid on the Bartrums on the depot in Diss. page 1, 1955.

An interview with Mr Leonard Bartrum discussing the fleet of 12 lorries totalling £24,000.


Image of a Bartrums Road Services Vehicle from 1958.


Bartrums Road Service Leylands loading at Howards Rotavators in Harleston in the 1960’s.

Delivery for Howard Rotavators 1960’s.


Letter confirming the Acquisition of A.J. Pipe Ltd and J.A. Grant (Haulage) Ltd. From March 1964.


Six Dodge K700’s make up the first fleet for Boots chemist in 1967.


A photo of an E R F lorry from the Bartrums 1970’s Fleet.

Trumbar Truck Care workshop in the 1970’s.


Arial photo of Bartrums depot on Victoria Road Diss taken in 1975.

Local newspaper article from 1975 about the Growth of Bartrums, and how they can grow.


Award for 50 years of service to Bartrums in 1979.


Bartrums fleet from the 1980’s that consists of 10 Seddon Atkinson lorries.


Top of page 1 of a 4 page spread in the Express on 21st March 1980. Documenting how Bartrums has grown.

Jarrolds of Norwich vehicle 1980’s.

Roger, Philip and Roy, Bartrums 2nd Generation.


Half a million sq metre load of Stramit Board loaded at Stramit 1983.


Bartrums fleet of Boots chemist vehicles at the Thetford depot in 1989.


1990’s Bartrums Distribution vehicle.


E.W List vehicle with Roger, Philip and Roy Bartrum in 1992.


Record breaking load Article from 1992. The Load consisted of Roofing sheets.


M K Electric Ltd contract vehicle dated from 1996.


Some of the 2008 Bartrums Fleet.


Construction of Bartrums new Distribution centre in Eye 2008.


Up for sale Bartrums original depot Victoria Road Diss 2008. The Bartrums Victoria Road depot is now a popular housing development.


New Distribution centre opened in Eye Suffolk in 2008.


Bartrums Road Services winning Best Depot at the PT Awards in 2014.


Bartrums Road Services winning Best Depot at the PT Awards in 2014.


PT Award 2014 Best Depot Award.


Bartrums Vehicle making a delivery to The Forum in Norwich.