A strong performance in Wincanton’s contract logistics business saw turnover jump in the first half of its financial year, but losses in its Pullman Fleet Services division slowed profit growth. Group turnover increased 5.8% to £582.8m in the six months to 30 September (2014: £550.9m), mainly driven by strong volumes in open book contracts and new and renewed business wins, including extended contracts with long-standing customers Dairy Crest and HJ Heinz. Pre-tax profit crept up 1.6% to £12.9m (2014: £12.7m). […]
A turnaround plan at HW Coates has borne fruit with both turnover and profit up at the chemicals logistics specialist.
A judgement in the legal claim being brought by the GMB union against four companies involved in the operation of Marks & Spencer’s South Marston, Swindon DC over agency staff pay could take months to be made.
John Jempson and Son saw profit more than double in 2015 boosted by the sale of its Palletforce shares.