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 clear out of its loss-making European businesses was one of Born’s first steps, which although necessary lead to greater losses for the business to absorb first. Yet under his stewardship Wincanton has bounced back to profitability (as of June) and the […]
11) Geoff Dunning, chief exec, RHA and 12) Theo de Pencier, chief exec, FTA While the year-end disappointment of the failure to get a cut in fuel duty may rankle, with hindsight the joint campaigning between the industry’s pre-eminent trade associations (fronted by the FairFuelUK lobby) may be seen as a masterstroke. During this time of “austerity Britain”; “We’re all in it together” and “fixing the roof while the sun shines” holding off a lucrative tax rise for the Treasury […]
Wincanton has delivered a “boringly predictable” set of results for the six months to 30 September 2013, with group turnover down 1.6% at £542.3m and operating profit up 2.1% to £24.2m compared with the same period last year.
Wincanton has won an eFulfiment contract with Homebase to provide what it describes as “a fully managed customer delivery service”.