Confidence among logistics operators in future business prospects has increased significantly in the past six months, according to the latest Logistics Confidence Index compiled for Barclays and Grant Thornton UK. The six-monthly survey of 100 senior managers of UK logistics firms conducted by Analytiqa, found the industry in the first half of 2013 to be cautiously optimistic about business conditions, with the overall confidence index standing at 60.3 compared with 52.5 six months earlier. Comparing current trading conditions with the […]
Ambitious Bradford-based operator Advanced Supply Chain has launched a consultancy service offering logistics advice to SMEs. The operator, which has predicted a turnover of £100m within five years, is targeting the new Consultancy Plus service at smaller businesses. The first company to benefit from the new service, Lancashire-based soft furnishings supplier J Rosenthal & Son, has already made improvements to operational management, staffing, strategic thinking and recruitment. Mike Danby, chief executive at Advanced Supply Chain, said: “We decided to bring […]
Whistl CEO Nick Wells has blamed Royal Mail for the demise of its final-mile delivery service last month, claiming the company “screwed” Whistl with “differential pricing and some changes to zonal arrangements”.
The liquidator for Seafield Logistics received unsecured claims of more than £7m.