No doubt about it, 2012 was incredibly tough for UK logistics operators. Profits were low, costs were high and obtaining credit to invest remained hard. The double-dip recession we all feared is in danger of turning into triple-fall and GDP growth was more sluggish than a snail on valium. Forecasts for growth in 2013 range from 1% by the Bank of England (BoE) to 1.4% by the Confederation of British Industry, with the BoE also predicting that it will be […]
Kinaxia Logistics director Peter Fields has described his latest purchase, BC Transport, as a “good solid business with great people” that ultimately stumbled as it was carrying too much debt.
In November, City Link’s parent Rentokil revealed the express parcels firm had recorded a loss for the first nine months of the year of £24m, albeit £1m less than that posted in the same period of 2011 on revenue up £7m to £225m. Nevertheless Rentokil chief executive Alan Brown reaffirmed his faith in the management team City Link MD Dave Smith has assembled – largely from former colleagues from Royal Mail – and the latest three year recovery plan that […]
Key factors leading to Surfair Global Logistics demise were the owner’s inability to spend “sufficient time” at the business, due to a family bereavement, and an “unexpected trading loss” after inaccurate reporting of the company’s financial position.