Turnover and profit both rose by some 12% last year at Newmarket, Suffolk-based Turners (Soham), as a prudent approach to rates and new business continued to pay off. In the 12 months to 31 December 2011, turnover jumped 11.9% to just under £235m (2010: £210m); while pre-tax profit rose 12.5% to £24.3m (2010: £21.6m). All three of the firm’s divisions enjoyed a significant boost during the period, with turnover up 7.69% in the temperature controlled division, 10.63% in the general […]
Road haulage rates have risen only fractionally in the last two years, provisional figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown.
Suttons Transport Group parent Thomas Cradley Holdings saw its UK turnover jump almost 10% in the year ended April 2012, from £75.4m to £82.9m. The figure includes a contribution of £63.5m (an increase of 14% year-on-year) from Sutton & Sons (St Helens), the UK road tanker, warehousing and drumming operation of Suttons Transport Group. Suttons & Sons (St Helens) profit before tax stood at £1.365m, up almost 25% on the previous 12 months’ £1.09m. Group MD Andrew Palmer said the […]
A harsh economic climate, growing costs and rising customer resistance to rates increases all left Gloucestershire-based haulier CM Downton struggling to raise its profit level significantly, despite a 13.8% increase in turnover in the year to the end of June 2012.