Edward Stobart, son of Eddie Stobart, has died, aged 56, after suffering heart problems.
Edward was managing director of Eddie Stobart, the business founded by his father Eddie, for over 30 years.
Edward is credited with building the firm into the iconic business it is today, before selling the company to his brother William and business partner Andrew Tinkler in 2004. William Stobart continues the family involvement in his role as chief operating officer of Stobart Group today.
A statement from the Stobart Group said: “Our thoughts are with Edward’s wife Mandy, his children and family at this difficult time.”