Turnover and pre-tax profit rose at Suttons Group’s UK activities in what was the final financial year overseen by former MD Andrew Palmer. Palmer retired on 1 May, and for the financial year ending 30 April, Sutton and Son (St Helens) – the UK division of the multinational operator – saw turnover climb to £66.2m (2011: £63.4m). Pre-tax profit also rose to £1.58m from £1.37m a year ago. It is the first year to include a full contribution from its […]
Hargreaves Services has said that its transport division saw a 7.6% rise in turnover in the year-ending 31 May, as it benefited from strong dry bulk volumes.
Scania has launched a fuel card based on cooperative principles, allowing operators to benefit from the bulk purchasing discounts usually reserved for the largest players in the sector. The Scania Fuel Card is administered by The Fuelcard People, with Scania buying fuel direct on members’ behalf to enhance the purchasing power of the collective. Scania’s scheme is free to join, offers a choice of fuel networks, features no minimum spend requirement and is charge-free for the first 12 months. David […]
The loss of customer Harvest Energy to Norbert Dentressangle in April 2014, after a competitive tender, has seen Suttons Group report £10.5m of discontinued activities in its UK road haulage business.