Former FTA president and ex-Christian Salvesen chief executive Stewart Oades has been appointed as a non-executive director at Wincanton. Oades, currently a non-executive director at wholesaler Palmer & Harvey and seafood firm MW brands, served as president of the FTA between 2009 and 2013. He will join the Wincanton board on 1 November. He served as chief executive at Christian Salvesen between 2005 and 2008 and prior to that held various senior positions at Exel between 1996 to 2005, including […]
The FTA has reiterated its warning that with the Driver CPC deadline now reached, the road transport industry is facing not only a short-term driver shortage but a more serious underlying recruitment problem.
Wincanton is now a “very different organisation” to what it was a few years ago, as the company increased turnover, more-than doubled pre-tax and continued to reduce its net debt in financial year 2013.
Eddie Stobart has wrestled a £15m Cemex contract from Wincanton after promising to deliver it using fewer sub-contractors.