John Hawksworth has left his role as MD of Birds Transport and Logistics and has been replaced by interim MD Patrice Schneider. Hawksworth joined Birmingham-based Birds in April 2014, having formerly held the role of commercial director at AM Widdowson & Son. Birds – formerly Birds Groupage Services – was bought by Northern Irish conglomerate Ballyvesey Holdings in February 2013. Birds told Motortransport.co.uk that Hawkswork had left the business. It is now under the direction of interim MD Patrice Schneider; […]
The Widdowson Group has been appointed as the Midlands logistics partner for Waitrose, the first time a third party has been selected by the supermarket to cover this region of the country. Waitrose has previously only nominated carriers to assist with distribution work in the North and South of the UK.The contract will see Widdowson’s move full and groupage loads to Waitrose DCs in Aylesford, Bardon, Bracknell and Milton Keynes. Full loads will be taken directly to the supermarket’s DCs, […]
The directors at Birds Groupage Services and Montgomery Transport – the two operators that are part of Northern Irish conglomerate Ballyvesey Holdings – have said that they are “disappointed” with the financial performances of the businesses.