2) George Osborne MP Title: Chancellor of the Exchequer To put it simply, the chancellor makes this list as he decides operators’ cost-bases. UK GDP has outperformed France, Germany and the Eurozone in 2013, 2014 and all of 2015 that has been measured to date. For that reason alone Osborne is respected among the road transport community for bringing firstly stability, and secondly growth, to what was a moribund economy prior to the coalition government. Those five years were also […]
Expansion into international distribution should add around £1m a year in turnover this year, Manchester-based operator AK Worthington (AKW) has predicted. Having started daily services to nine overseas countries with weekly services to eight more, contributed to a 5.9% rise in the year to 30 June 2012 in annual turnover to £10.66m (2011: £10.06m) AKW’s turnover in the year was also boosted by passing more business through haulage consortium Partnerlink, which it is a shareholder in. Although AKW’s profit before […]
9) David Hunt Title: vice-president and managing director at Ryder Europe With some 12,500 truck assets on its books Ryder remains the largest truck rental firm in the UK – which means it’s one of the biggest truck buyers as well as one of the biggest truck suppliers in the UK.