Fred Sherwood & Sons (Transport) saw pre-tax profit fall 18% last year with turnover also declining by 5% in the period. Reporting its annual accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016, the company revealed that pre-tax profit had dropped to £1.3m (2015: £1.6m) while turnover had fallen to £36.7m on the previous year’s figure of £38.6m. Despite the fall in pre-tax profit and turnover, the directors’ report remained upbeat, stating that the firm had “traded successfully” in the period […]
The UK road transport sector saw a 20% surge in suppliers’ bad debts in the second quarter of 2017, according to the latest Creditsafe Watchdog Report.
Viridor, the refuse and recycling operator, saw its turnover boosted by an acquisition spree last year, but profit fell as growth in recycling failed to offset a fall in landfill volumes. Viridor bought JWS Churngold for £14.25m in November 2011, having purchased Storm Recycling in June of that year and In January 2011 Veolia’s trade waste collection interests in Cornwall and North Devon and its industrial and commercial collection interests in Devon and Somerset. The company, which now makes half […]
Potter Group Logistics has credited stringent cost control, which hasn’t come at the expense of good customer service, for a 27% jump in annual pre-tax profit. Matthew Lamb, MD of Potter Group Logistics, said: “As always our focus is on delivering first class customer service. “We have achieved this while applying rigours controls on overheads across all areas of the business.” As a result, pre-tax profit in the year ended April 2012 was £1.04m (2011: £817,000), with turnover 2.8% ahead […]