Transport firms are riding the current Stock Market bubble. This week the FTSE 100 hit its highest level since October 2007 (6,755 on Monday to be precise). While none of the six operators in the MT Tracker basket of transport shares are anywhere near making the FTSE 100, or the FTSE 250 for that matter, the total value of the basket hit a record high today of 1,842. Back on 29 January, when MT.co.uk started monitoring this index the total […]
The MT Tracker would like to pretend that it has delayed its posting by a day because it was waiting for Norbert Dentressangle to list on the NYSE Euronext stock exchange in London today (currently its market capitalisation stands at €615m – or £526.4m) but unfortunately it was the MT Awards yesterday and time just ran away…
15) Eric Born, chief executive, Wincanton Eric Born was given the not inconsiderable task of turning Wincanton around, taking on a business that in 2011 plunged to a £26m full-year loss on turnover of £2.2bn. He has delivered.
A strong performance in its contract logistics division; the sale of its records management division; and Pullman Fleet Services walking away from two “onerous” loss-making contracts helped Wincanton improve its profit and reduce its net debt in its most recent financial year.