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10th December 1971
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Jack Stanworth

• When Jack Stanworth left school at 15 in 1935 Lancashire was suffering from an industrial depression and like many of today's youngsters in his immediate post-school life he was unemployed. Today, Jack Stanworth is commercial director of United Carders, a post to which he was appointed last month and which he has achieved through continuous hard work and overcoming what some might have considered insurmountable difficulties, and at all times maintaining a cheery and benevolent disposition.

Jack Stanworth eventually found work with his father who operated a one-man haulage business in his home town of Bacup. The entire fleet consisted of a horse and cart, the traffic was "mainly cotton and cloth from Bacup to Manchester".

Came the Second World War and Jack Stanworth found himself conscripted as a driver in the Royal Air Force. After six years of running supplies he re-mustered into the RAF and trained in South Africa and Southern Rhodesia as a pilot.

When he returned to civilian life he began operating a one-vehicle haulage business in Lancashire and by 1964 he was running a fleet of 40 vehicles on an express parcels service covering Lancashire, Yorkshire, the Midlands and East Anglia. This was the company which joined United Carriers group in 1964. During the past three years Jack Stanworth has been responsible for the development of United Carriers' activities in Scotland, North East England, the East Riding of Yorkshire and Lancashire.

As commercial director he is now responsible for expanding the company's services throughout the country. This will include selling transport, promotional activities and maintaining a high standard of after sales service.

• Jack Stanvvorth's dynamism might well do credit to a man only half his years. In addition to his natural enthusiasm for his task it may be attributable to the fact that he takes his relaxation in energetic or exhilarating pastimes. He swims regularly and recalls with relish when he swam for his home town. "That was the best team a town ever had," he said, with not a little pride. He plays golf regularly at Rothley Park and enjoys an 18 handicap. His interest in flying, developed in the RAF, continues. He holds a pilot's licence and not so long ago competed in many Continental air rallies I.S.


Organisations: Royal Air Force
Locations: Manchester, Bacup

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