Hargreaves Services has warned that its transport division’s operating profit may fall by £500,000 this year due a decline in the coal, steel and construction markets. The warning came in a pre-close update issued by the County Durham-based company this week. It said that the continuing deterioration in the coal and steel markets and unusually warm winter weather had created short term volume and margin pressure across the group. Breaking the business into sector performance it said the transport division, […]
A property revaluation was responsible for scuppering the bottom line at Bradford-based Expect Distribution in the year to the end of November 2012. It was enough to turn the previous year’s profit before tax of £432,500 into a loss of more than £943,700, despite a 14% rise in turnover from £15.8m to £18.1m.
An inquiry is to be held by MPs in the Transport Select Committee into local decision-making on transport expenditure.
Tuffnells Parcels Express sales have risen sharply with almost 300 new customers being brought on board since it was acquired in December by Connect Group.