A continued move from straight transport to logistics activities including warehousing, packing and freight forwarding helped Glasgow-based Gordon Leslie Group achieve a 20% rise in pre-tax profit in the year to 30 September 2012. Turnover in the year fell around 8% to £4.8m (2011: £5.2m), but profit before tax came in at just over £487,000 (2011: £405,000). MD Craig Leslie said the firm had made a “fairly conscious move” in the last two years to reduce its reliance on some […]
7) Richard Burnett Title: Chief executive RHA For the general public, Richard Burnett is the face of the road transport industry. When he became chief executive of the RHA in summer 2014 Burnett would hardly have believed he would have to be a man for a crisis. But life isn’t always that straightforward.
The RHA has warned vehicle operators not to assume current haulage costs will be sustained during 2015 when negotiating any end-of-year rate increases with customers.
Online retailer Shop Direct – owner of the Very and Littlewoods brands – is to open a 500,000 ft2 automated fulfilment centre near Castle Donington in Leicestershire.