The transport arm of the Hargreaves Group saw its profit almost halved in the year ending May 31 2015, after the sale of Imperial Tankers to the Suttons Group last autumn. The group’s preliminary 2015 results show a 48% decrease in pre-tax profit compared with the former year, with a fall from £3.5m to £1.8m. Turnover in its transport arm decreased 23% from £89m in 2013 to £68.3m too. However, if Imperial Tankers’ contribution is stripped out, then turnover from […]
Tomorrow I will be speaking with Wincanton chief executive Eric Born as Britain’s second largest road transport operation (or is it?) reveals its latest annual accounts. The most important part is – can the company turn a profit and for much of the past 12 months it has promised “good progress” in its strategy to return to “sustainable profit growth”. Before then its been a week of scalping – shares in the transport tracker are either flat, or down, across […]
Current Tip-ex Haulier of the Year Hargreaves Services has raised £42.3m via a share placing as it looks to expand its portfolio of UK surface mining assets, to the benefit of its transport division.
Suttons Tankers has acquired the trade of Bullard, a UK transport company specialising in the chemical waste and fuels sector.