CM Downton’s acquisition of C&H (Hauliers) in 2013 helped boost turnover by 15% year-on-year, according to its most recent filings at Companies House. For the year-ending 30 June 2014 turnover stood at £108.5m (2013: £94.2m) but pre-tax profit fell to £4.7m, from £5.3m in the previous year. The directors’ report described the groups’ financial position as “very satisfactory”. Breaking down the performance, turnover for continuing operations at CM Downton rose year-on-year to £91m, from £90.5m, while its contribution from its […]
Highbridge, Somerset-based RT Keedwell Holdings boosted its pre-tax profit almost 25-fold in the year to 31 October 2012, reporting pre-tax profit of £198,000 compared to just £8,000 the previous year as it recovered from a serious downturn in the construction sector.
Average truck operating costs have risen by a massive 75% since September 2000 while reported haulage rates were only 23% higher in July 2013 than back then, new cost figures from the RHA have shown.
Bradford-based logistics firm Expect Distribution has closed its two-man e-retail delivery operation, following a number of “operational challenges”.