Gist blamed one-off pension costs and retailers’ squeezing of supply chain providers for a 23% fall in pre-tax profit last year, but it still saw turnover rise by 7.2%. For the year ended 31 December 2011 pre-tax profit fell to just under £18.8m, from £24.5m the previous year. However, turnover rose 7.2% year-on-year from £379m to £406m. Gist chief executive Martin Gwynn told Motortransport.co.uk: “Business performance remains robust. Excluding the effect of the one-off pension charges, profit increased year-on-year despite […]
The acquisition of House of James by Potter Logistics last year has helped contribute to a 52% growth in turnover for the York-based firm.
Tuffnells Parcels Express contributed £114m of revenue and £9.7m of operating profit to its new owner Connect Group in the year to the end of August, group chief executive Mark Cashmore has revealed.
Eddie Stobart Logistics saw its turnover and profit grow in its first full trading year under the majority ownership of private equity firm DouglasBay Capital, despite what it described as difficult trading conditions in its core markets.