Rising driver wages and greater use of agency staff to combat recruitment difficulties contributed to a second year of reduced profit for Felixstowe-based container haulier James Kemball. Turnover in the year to the end of 31 March 2015 rose just less than 1% to £19.15m (2014: £18.97m), while pre-tax profit slid by nearly 16% to just under £332,000 (£394,000). This follows a more than 50% fall in pre-tax profit a year earlier. The firm’s directors were unavailable for comment but […]
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