Howard Tenens is increasing its number of depots as well as expanding existing ones since winning new business this year. The Gloucestershire-based operator recently acquired the 240,000ft² warehouse located next to its site in Swindon, Wiltshire, which was originally built by the firm and sold on. It bought the warehouse back in response to winning a number of new contracts, which increases the depot’s total storage capacity to more than 1 million ft². Howard Tenens also plans to open two […]
A shortage of warehousing space in the UK boosted Howard Tenens’ turnover and pre-tax profit in its last economic year, due to the operator’s significant property holdings and an increase in demand.
Retailer Argos has said a week-long strike by warehouse staff at five of its DCs had no impact on its service to customers.
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 […]