Haulier of the Year shortlist profiled


CM Downton This family-run firm based in Moreton Valence, Gloucestershire, has achieved the remarkable feat of growing turnover and doubling operating profit since the credit crunch struck in 2008, a performance described as “spectacular” by one judge. In an industry where a profit margin of 3% or 4% is not unusual, Downton’s 8.3% return on sales while maintaining strong revenue growth is impressive. The company remains confident in the future too, and a spate of contract wins means turnover is […]