Willenhall-based express delivery firm Aspray24 has attributed a fall in profitability last year to the introduction of the Driver CPC and driver shortages. Turnover in the year to the end of December 2014 rose 8.8% to £35.9m (2013: £32.9m) but profit before tax fell just over 20% to £1.07m (£1.35m). MD Stuart Laight was not available for comment at the time of writing but in their financial report on the year, the firm’s directors said: “Growth plans for the next […]
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A shortage of drivers, the introduction of Driver CPC and a drive to improve its services saw Aspray Transport’s pre-tax profit fall in the year ended 30 June 2016, despite turnover growth of more than a third.