The government is investigating whether further regulation of pre-pack administration sales is needed, after measures were introduced to try and improve transparency. The review of the impact of these measures comes after MT’s sister magazine Commercial Motor revealed that out of 371 pre-pack administrations since November 2015, just 53 were reviewed by a voluntary panel of experts. The industry measures arose from the recommendations of the Graham Review in 2014, which found that pre-pack sales were a useful business rescue […]
Widdowson Logistics’ sister company Davis Haulage owed unsecured creditors £4.7m when it was placed into administration just before Christmas.
With Widdowson Logistics in administration once more, Motortransport.co.uk revisits the events that lead to the operator’s pre-pack in July 2016. Although incorporated in 1975, business conducted by former coal merchant AM Widdowson & Son can be traced back more than 100 years. Like any haulage firm with a few years on the clock there’s been plenty of ups and downs, but for this Leicestershire outfit it’s been a particularly breathless few years. A stricken AM Widdowson was kept on the […]
The Widdowson Corporation has been officially dissolved, closing a tumultuous chapter in the long running saga that saw haulier AM Widdowson & Son hit the skids and ultimately cease to be.