Wincanton has been re-accredited with a bronze status by Transport for London’s Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (Fors). The voluntary certification scheme ensures that operators in London and elsewhere in the UK work to high standards that go beyond minimum legal requirements in areas such as health and safety and environmental impact. Wincanton said it was able to demonstrate that all of its operations requiring vehicles over 3.5-tonnes met Fors requirements to ensure a safe and compliant operation and improve road […]
Wincanton has secured a four-year contract to provide support at two new DCs for furniture and homeware retailer Ikea.
Bibby Distribution has appointed former Wincanton director of transport for the UK and Ireland, Nick Graham, as divisional director. Graham has over 25 years of experience in the logistics industry and is a member of the FTA’s National Council. CEO Iain Speak says: “Nick has a proven track record in leading efficient operations, managing acquisitions and supporting implementation programmes. This experience is invaluable, and Nick’s skillset and industry knowledge certainly compliment our business ambitions.” His responsibilities at Wincanton included maximising […]
Wincanton looks to be on course to achieve its stated aim of returning to profit this year, despite the impending loss of its finance director. In June Eric Born, chief executive at Wincanton, told MT the company would be back in the black in this financial year, after a pre-tax loss of £47.4m for the year ended 31 March. Extensive restructuring and the disposal of its European business is now starting to bear fruit according to the chief executive, who […]