Solid fuels and bulk materials logistics provider Hargreaves Services has acquired bulk earthmoving and civil engineering firm CA Blackwell Group, which trades as Blackwell. The £11.9m deal includes a net cash payment of £5.3m and the transfer of Blackwell shareholders to a property valued at £3.4m. Hargreaves chief executive Gordon Banham said Blackwell’s operation is “complementary to and synergistic” to Hargreaves’s existing mining operation, and offers flexibility with its “existing fleet of heavy plant, providing further opportunities to diversify the […]
FedEx has made an offer to acquire TNT Express, valuing the business at €4.4bn (£3.2bn), in a deal that both parties describe as having a high level of certainty.
Foodservice provider Bidfood is looking to recruit drivers and warehouse staff at its newly opened depot in Penrith, Cumbria.
CitySprint has purchased the same-day operations of Thames Valley-based Scarlet Couriers. The deal sees CitySprint acquire Scarlet Courier’s same-day, overnight and international operations in Bracknell, as well as the company’s same-day courier operation in Slough. Patrick Gallagher, chief executive, CitySprint, says: “This deal is another significant milestone in CitySprint’s on-going growth strategy. CitySprint’s extensive national reach is key to our success, so we’re delighted to be consolidating our presence in Berkshire.” Following the deal, Scarlet Couriers will continue to run […]