NWF Group, parent company to Boughey Distribution, has made a bolt-on acquisition for an undisclosed amount to its own-account fuel distribution business. Staffordshire Fuels is a 32 million litre per year fuel distribution business operating in the Midlands that holds an O-licence for seven vehicles at its Stone, Staffordshire, depot. NWF said that the purchase would increase its fuels business’ annual volume by 8%. The business is an approved supplier of Phillips 66 fuel, branded as Jet. It will continue […]
Harlow MP Robert Halfon has called for a parliamentary debate on whether the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) should investigate UK fuel prices. The Conservative MP wants a debate and vote to focus on the non-duty portion of petrol and diesel prices: specifically on whether there is a need to investigate possible price-fixing and anti-competitive behaviour by oil wholesalers. Halfon is seeking to table a Commons Motion on the issue, which has been backed by 65 cross-party MPs, and he […]
A continued move from straight transport to logistics activities including warehousing, packing and freight forwarding helped Glasgow-based Gordon Leslie Group achieve a 20% rise in pre-tax profit in the year to 30 September 2012. Turnover in the year fell around 8% to £4.8m (2011: £5.2m), but profit before tax came in at just over £487,000 (2011: £405,000). MD Craig Leslie said the firm had made a “fairly conscious move” in the last two years to reduce its reliance on some […]
Hoyer drivers have put their employer on notice of 14 days of strike action after the company refused to back down on plans to make six drivers redundant at the Stanlow oil refinery.