The 2012 Haulier of the Year, CM Downton, is a family-run firm based in Moreton Valence, Gloucestershire. Despite MD Andy Downton’s self-deprecatory comments about the family just being simple West Country folk, the company is highly respected for its professionalism and consistent strong performance. In an industry characterised by brutally low margins, where hauliers are often confronted with the unpalatable choice of buying unprofitable business or protecting profit at the expense of turnover, Downton has achieved the remarkable feat of […]
DPD In line with is wider urban delivery strategy, parcels firm DPD is building its all-electric fleet in “double-quick” time. By the end of 2020 it plans for more than 600 vehicles – around 10% of its fleet – to be fully electric, up from 147 by the end of 2019. Six electric models feature on its new fleet, with DPD continuing to encourage vehicle manufacturers to up the pace in bringing new models to market. Largest of these is […]
With the addition of Nelson Distribution and Steve Porter Transport to the Knights of Old portfolio, the larger brand was becoming increasingly diluted. The organisation therefore decided to move to a new three-letter name – KNP – to offer a more international appeal while maintaining each individual brand’s distribution identity. The group realised it needed to move with the times, but the new brand needed to feel familiar, as if it had evolved from Knights of Old. It also needed […]
Royal Mail scooped the Company of the Year accolade at the Women in Logistics (WIL) UK awards last Friday (20 September) in Solihull.