The agricultural transport sector has fared better than others during the recession with the help of rigorous cost control and by constantly seeking to add value. Louise Cole reports The agricultural sector is performing strongly, despite a highly competitive marketplace – but the goal for operators in future will be ensuring they occupy a spot in the market where they can add value to the supply chain. The crops and produce markets fared better through the recession than many sectors […]
Unexpected behaviour by supermarket customers, alongside the closure of its operating base in the Europe, led to a fall in turnover and pre-tax profit at Fowler Welch.
Food distribution specialist Fowler Welch more than doubled its operating profit in the first half of the current financial year, its interim report shows.
Despite the tough economic climate opportunities exist for well structured and focused medium sized hauliers, according to David Inglis, former MD and chairman of Fowler Welch. Having been one of the original shareholders in Fowler Welch, Inglis saw the company achieve it first £1m turnover and believes the key to success is hands-on management, tight cost control and a relentless pursuit of operational excellence. The operational flexibility that smaller/medium size business can offer can set them apart from the world […]