Wincanton’s new group finance director, Tim Lawlor, has assumed his new role as of today, after it was announced that he’d secured the job in early July. He replaces Adrian Colman, who was appointed as chief executive when Eric Born said he would be leaving the business. Lawlor was formerly the director of finance and strategy at the Serco Group. Colman said of his appointment: “I am delighted to welcome Tim to Wincanton. He brings substantial experience of the business […]
Wincanton has welcomed the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) decision to award a 12-month contract extension to its customer General Dynamics, as the move will secure 25 jobs at the operator.
Wincanton has secured a four-year contract to provide support at two new DCs for furniture and homeware retailer Ikea.
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 […]