Stobart Group’s transport and distribution division, Eddie Stobart, saw revenue grow but profit fall in its most recent trading year, as it failed to cover increased costs through rate rises. For the 12 months ending 29 February turnover rose to £519.5m from £475.3m a year ago. However, pre-tax profit fell from £34.2m to £27.4m, due to cost increases of £4m “which have not been fully recovered through rate increases, mainly due to the increase in our customers’ costs”. Furthermore, £11.4m […]
Royal Mail is increasing prices for some of its mail contracts to help offset the impact of the decline in mail volumes and generate cost savings.
Stobart Group’s plans to partially divest its transport business, creating a new private company Eddie Stobart Logistics, has received the backing of shareholders at a general meeting today.
As 2014 draws to a close, MT.co.uk looks back at the stories you wanted to read. There were shocks, surprises and startling revalations galore in the road transport industry, but what were the ten stories that attracted the most attention? Here’s a clue: Seafield, Stobart and shortages dominated…