Sam is a life-long entrepreneur co-founding and running start-ups. The current business Gnewt Cargo, which began as an Angel-invested company in 2009, has enjoyed exponential growth ever since and has won multiple awards from the electric vehicle, logistics and environmental sectors. The company narrowly missed out on a place in the Sunday Times Rich List 2015 as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies.
Gnewt was part-sold in 2014 by DX PLC at a £3.5m valuation five years after inception and has subsequently now been acquired in full by John Menzies Plc for an undisclosed fee.
His extensive experience with electric vehicle development and utilisation in the UK and has helped Gnewt develop its operational model, building quality relationships with key clients, the wider industry and Governmental bodies, most notably the London Mayors Office at City Hall.
He is a previous Merit winner at the Great British Entrepreneurs Awards, a Fellow to the National Institute of Couriers and a sector chair for the same institution on the area of Electric Vehicles.
Sam is a regular public speaker and has previously provided evidence to the Transport Select Committee on the future of urban freight. In 2016 & 2017, he was voted #21 in the greenfleet.net top 100 most influential people in Low Carbon Fleets.