About Us


Downton Thatcham (previously QTR Transport) is part of the wider CM Downton company.

Downton is a highly successful private logistics firm that combines the values of a family business with the capacity and scale of a major multi-national logistics provider.

Established and headquartered in Gloucestershire, Downton operates 600 tractor units and 1,800 trailers out of ten major distribution hubs across the UK – Moreton Valence (headquarters), Quedgeley, Chepstow, Dunstable, Leeds, Runcorn, Avonmouth, Shepton Mallet, Shotton and Tilbury – and employs around 1,350 staff.

Downton’s client list includes some of the UK’s largest companies across a range of industry sectors including print and publishing, food and drink, retail, manufacturing, paper, construction, energy, waste and consumer goods. Some of the global businesses and big name brands that Downton works with include:


Pets at Home




C&C Group

Accolade Wines


News International

UPM-Kymmene Corporation



Jobs, Apprenticeships and Careers

We are always on the lookout for talented and enthusiastic new team members. Downton Thatcham has a requirement for drivers, warehouse operatives or office staff.
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How to find us

C.M. Downton Ltd. Unit 302, New Greenham Business Park, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 6HS