2) George Osborne MP Title: Chancellor of the Exchequer To put it simply, the chancellor makes this list as he decides operators’ cost-bases. UK GDP has outperformed France, Germany and the Eurozone in 2013, 2014 and all of 2015 that has been measured to date. For that reason alone Osborne is respected among the road transport community for bringing firstly stability, and secondly growth, to what was a moribund economy prior to the coalition government. Those five years were also […]
They told us it would happen: in April 2012, advisory firm KPMG predicted a flurry of mergers and acquisitions in the logistics and distribution sector during the year… and that’s exactly what we got. Top of the pile in terms of the most noteworthy was undoubtedly the UPS/TNT Express merger announced in March and set to create a £37bn turnover logistics giant. The takeover was described at the time by TNT Express chief executive Marie-Christine Lombard as a move that […]
Union Unite has said that it is looking to work in a “positive and constructive manner” with the management at AM Widdowson & Son after it emerged that a recovery plan at the Leicester haulier would involve 50 redundancies.