John George Thomas Barton 1967 - 2020

We have received the tragic news that John Barton, founder and co-owner of UK rental company Quick Reach, died suddenly on Saturday, he was just 52.

A statement from brother David said: “It is with great sorrow and heartbreak to say that my brother, John, unexpectedly passed away on Saturday 29th February. He was not only the co-founder of Quick Reach but also my older brother, soulmate and best friend.”

“We are all understandably devastated. Please hold your loved ones tight and send your prayers to his wonderful wife and children.”

“Although we are still open, I hope you understand that we are facing an enormous loss to the company and family during this difficult time. Quick Reach will continue in the memory of the legendary John Barton.”

The two brothers had worked for the Platform Company and then Nationwide Platforms, before establishing Quick Reach at the start of 2015 - see: Quick move for Barton brothers. This time last year the two brothers were celebrating new funding and a new depot.
Brothers John and David Barton

Vertikal Comment

Losing senior industry figures is always sad and often upsetting, but to lose one so young and so suddenly is particularly tragic. Our hearts go out to the family and the Quick Reach team.


alan russon
David, i am so sorry to hear such sad news about John. Having met with you both many times, i know just how close you were. It is a terrible loss, and my thoughts are with you and all of the Barton family at such a difficult time.
Alan Russon.

Mar 3, 2020

Such sad news at such a young age thoughts are with the the whole Barton family at this difficult time

Mar 3, 2020

Dicky porter
What terrible news having worked with and for JB I can honestly say he was one of the best and he will never be forgotten he was a true gentleman and lovely bloke my thoughts are with his family at this horrible time God bless JB

Mar 2, 2020

Head in the clouds
Terrible news and a real shock , thoughts are with all the Barton family

Mar 2, 2020

Crane lads
Very sad prayer to family

Mar 2, 2020
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