Logistics firm CM Downton is continuing its winning streak in the food industry sector clinching a series of contracts worth around £2m a year. The spate of wins follows CM Downton’s major investment over the past 12 months in its fleet and warehousing facilities. The company, which operates 600 tractor units and 1,800 trailers, has inked a new deal with organic produce company Pukka Herbs, after working for the company indirectly since 2013 as part of the wider supply chain. […]
CM Downton has renewed its contract with paper and engineering specialist Glatfelter, continuing a relationship that started in the 1990s.
Former Bibby Distribution head of business development, David Hutchings, has been appointed to the newly created role of head of business development at Gloucestershire-based CM Downton. Downton, which won the Motor Transport Haulier of the Year Award in June and has doubled its turnover in the last three years, says Hutchings will be key to achieving its targets for further growth. Prior to joining Bibby, Hutchings held senior business development roles at Wincanton and Christian Salvesen.
CM Downton walked away with the big prize of the night – the Haulier of the Year trophy – in front of a sell-out audience of 1,500 at last night’s Motor Transport Awards (13 June). Delighted directors of the family firm Andrew, Richard and John Downton, collected the trophy from co-host Sean Lock. The Moreton Valance, Gloucestershire-based firm has achieved the remarkable feat of boosting turnover and doubling operating profit since the credit crunch struck in 2008 – a performance […]