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 […]
Smyths Toys Superstores has awarded Wincanton a one year distribution contract to handle the toy retailer’s nationwide deliveries. The contract will see Wincanton manage product distribution from the retailer’s warehouse in Newcastle-under-Lyme to its 39 stores across the UK. “When we began to look for a logistics partner we had a clear vision that we needed a provider with the scale and flexibility to meet our busy peak periods, such as the run-up to Christmas, to achieve maximum sales potential,” […]
Next month we should expect to see full financial year results from Fowler-Welch parent company Dart Group. The only hint of the performance at Dart’s logistics arm came on 19 April when it said: “The business remains well placed for profitable growth.” Even the date in July of its full-year results remain as enigmatic as that statement… but there are some clues.