Tachoblog is sad to report the passing of Edward Stobart who has died aged 56.

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Edward was the one who took the company founded by his father Eddie and turned it into the giant that it is today.

He ran the company for 30 years before selling it to his brother William and business partner Andrew Tinkler in 2004.

He suffered what were described as “heart problems” on Wednesday and died this morning in hospital in Coventry.

In a statement, The Stobart Group said, “Our thoughts are with Edward’s wife Mandy, his children and family at this difficult time.”

Tachoblog can only echo that.