Boughey Distribution, the food division at NWF Group, is making “progress as planned” as it looks to consolidate work for several customers customers at its Wardle, Greater Manchester, site. In August NWF announced that Boughey would restructure its network, after reporting a 14.2% year-on-year drop in turnover to £36.4m, which would see services provided for customers at its Deeside depot consolidated into its site in Wardle. This, it said, would see trunking reduced and the Deeside site now only used […]
NWF Group expects pre-tax profit for the six months ended 30 November to be greater than the same period in 2011, despite lower than expected performance in its food distribution arm. In its interim statement, the firm said its Boughey Distribution business performed “slightly behind expectations” as it did not take on as many new customers and receive as much business from existing customers as it expected, which it blamed on a “tough market environment”. NWF Fuels performed better than […]
Tomorrow I will be speaking with Wincanton chief executive Eric Born as Britain’s second largest road transport operation (or is it?) reveals its latest annual accounts. The most important part is – can the company turn a profit and for much of the past 12 months it has promised “good progress” in its strategy to return to “sustainable profit growth”. Before then its been a week of scalping – shares in the transport tracker are either flat, or down, across […]
Last week, Dart Group revealed a near to 13% pre-tax profit rise for its transport operation, Fowler Welch. Off the back of this, which saw profit climb from £3.9m to £4.4m for the year ended 31 March 2013 at Fowler Welch, its group share price has continued to move northwards, today leaping to £2.40, up from £2.14 last week.