Profit fell by almost a third at Royal Mail in the first half of the current financial year, as the business invested heavily as part of its ongoing modernisation. A trading statement for the six months ending 27 September 2015 released today records a 30% decline in pre-tax profit, which fell from £167m to £116m. Revenue remained effectively flat in the period, decreasing 1% to £4.4bn (2014: £4.5bn). The group’s transformation costs, including almost 3,000 voluntary redundancies in its UK […]
Potter Group Logistics has credited stringent cost control, which hasn’t come at the expense of good customer service, for a 27% jump in annual pre-tax profit. Matthew Lamb, MD of Potter Group Logistics, said: “As always our focus is on delivering first class customer service. “We have achieved this while applying rigours controls on overheads across all areas of the business.” As a result, pre-tax profit in the year ended April 2012 was £1.04m (2011: £817,000), with turnover 2.8% ahead […]
Rising parcel volume almost offset the fall in Royal Mail’s letters volume, a trading statement for the nine months ended 27 December 2015 said.
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