R & M I Hopkinson Transport


Delivering a first class personal service between the UK and South West France

Hopkinson International Transport

  • Address: Storage City, Export Drive, Sutton in Ashfield NG17 6AF
  • Website:   www.deliver-uk-sw-france.com
  • Gmail:  enquiriesgwe@gmail.com
  •  Telephone: +44 7973 216 930

We have at least one articulated wagon in the Chalais area every Tuesday

.          6 Why Choose  Us

We are a small haulage company with the capacity to handle your needs when it comes to transporting your goods, large or small, between the north of England and Wales and the south west of  France. Contact us either by our contact form below or by email or telephone to discuss how we may serve you.

Horse Feed

We deliver a lot of horse feed for customers from Seals Fodder Room Ltd , they are a large independent animal feed wholesaler supplying a few bags to multi ton drops . They only stock feed from the UK with stock being replaced weekly

Visit www.sealsfodder.co.uk for information on their lines stocked

Here's a selection of some of the cargo we have safely transported between the UK and the south west of France

Electrical Appliances
Rolls of Carpet
Small pallet of domestic items
Car engine and gearbox
Complete house moves

Racing Motorcycles
50 sacks of potatoes
Floor tiles
Central heating radiators
Motor cars

lorry on motorwayWho are we?

The company was established in 1985, when Mick left British Rail Engineering LTD as an Engineer and bought his first truck.

 With Mick working out of a local quarry delivering concrete blocks to building sites and builders merchants

He had 3 years working on his own. 

The company then grew to 3 lorries with cranes delivering blocks and bricks.  

After a recession in the building industry in the late 90s Mick was  tempted abroad delivering supplies for the army after the Balkan conflict to Kosovo and Bosnia where he met liked minded hauliers who found him more work when this work dried up.

After that job was finished Mick went on to work for Astrans with his own trucks for four and a half years, delivering to Dubai, Doha, Syria and most of the middle eastern countries.

When this work finished  Mick came back to work in the UK and Europe. He then joined the team at Askey transport doing all there international runs with his own lorries. The company still has 3 dedicated lorries working for Askeys transport at Dinnington Sheffield 

Mick then bought a house in the Charnte area in France and once the locals knew that he had a haulage company they started asking him to bring deliveries down for them and the job has grown from this. 

While working in France he met George White who owned George White European Transport and David Hollingsworth of DHH Transport who were doing very similar work and was asked if he wanted to share the warehousing and distribution services with them which he agreed to. When David retired 2 years later Mick bought David's lorry and company and carried on doing his work. Since then David has worked for Mick as the warehouse manager.

The year after that George found the paperwork and all the compliance work for the Trucks and trailers  too much for him and he became part of the team as a driver and work-organiser for Mick

 Suze , Mick’s Daughter joined the company full time in 2019 as an additional Transport Manager and compliance Manager to keep up with the extra work on compliance and to get the company up to the FORS standard for London sites 




Customer Reviews


Just want to say what fantastic service we received. Steve was brilliant. Arrived when he said and was so helpful.

Would definitely recommend you to others.

Once again many thanks.

Sally and Robin


HI Gill / Mick,

We just want to say Thank You.

The service and help you provided us with has been exceptional. 

Mark has been an absolute star - the effort he put in on Thursday went above and beyond the call 

John and Sharon were a god-send, the day would have been unbearable without their help, and really nice with it.

As for you and Gill, we really could not have done this move without your help and support, so I say again  - THANK YOU.

Best regards

Lesley, Trevor & Adam 



Just want to say what fantastic service we received. Steve was brilliant. Arrived when he said and was so helpful.

Would definitely recommend you to others.

Once again many thanks.

Sally and Robin


Hi Gill/Mick,

Please thank your men who removed my goods today. 

They are a credit to your company, being both courteous and very efficient.

Best wishes,

Dennis Godding

Hi Gill,

Just a quick email to send my thanks for the great job getting our stuff over safe and sound!

Kindest regards,



Just to say it has been a pleasure dealing with you with your helpfulness, Thank You.

Best Wishes



I just wanted to send you a little note to thank you for a very smooth and stress free removal. It was perfectly organised by you and John is a gem, he was so good and a pleasure to work with at both ends.

Thank you once again and we'll likely be in touch when we need to move from our rented home to our forever home

All the best


A big Thankyou  for all your work involved in getting our stuff over here your driver turned up Wednesday at 12.30 he was very helpful and cheerful he certainly won’t lose you any customers he’s very easy to get on with and a good envoy for your business thanks again and if I want any thing else over here in the future I will be in touch.

Regards Alan.

Hi Mick

 Just wanted to say to you and Steve, thank you for your services of bringing my stuff down here.. Steve was kind, courteous and very helpful to my wife loading on Sunday. And was very helpful off-loading the goods on my land this morning

Thank you again


Goods delivered fine. Steve's a lovely guy.

Thanks, Janet
1st class service, happy to entrust our items to your care. Thanks to you both.

Hi Dave and team, 

Once again many thanks  for the delivery  on Tuesday,  Am so happy  with your service  all the way through. 

Take care team.


June Taylor
Mick Hopkinson is operating the transport, he is very professional and delivers hundreds of bikes around the world so your kit is safe in his hands  - mad-ron.co.uk 2019


Contact Us

To discuss your requirements, large or small and to get a price for transporting your goods please contact us by phone, email or our website contact form.


Goods delivered into our warehouse between the hours of 08.00 - 15.00 , weekends by negotiation

All goods must be clearly marked with your name and addressed as follows

Storage City / Hopkinson / your name

Export Drive

Sutton in Ashfield

NG17 6AF

Please note that we are not allowed to carry any hazardous materials



+447973 216 930 (Mick)

+44 7740611559 (Dave)

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