Suttons Group has appointed former Wincanton chief executive Graeme McFaull as its chairman of supply chain and logistics. He replaces former MD and chairman Michael Sutton, who died unexpectedly last year aged 66. Michael was the son of Suttons Group founder Alf Sutton. McFaull’s appointment took effect on 4 January. Current Suttons chief executive John Sutton said that McFaull’s “leadership abilities, coupled with his significant board experience and knowledge of our dynamic industry will be invaluable to the ambitious, competitive, […]
Wincanton saw annual turnover fall in the year ended 31 March 2019 but profit increase, thanks to a strong performance in retail that offset contract losses elsewhere.
Suttons Group looks set to flex its financial muscles under the leadership of new MD John Sutton and is looking at acquisition targets in the UK food supply chain market.
Wincanton has slammed the government’s forthcoming Lorry Road User Charge (LRUC) for not doing enough to level the playing field between UK and foreign operators. In a blog on its website the largest UK-owned operator said that the widely reported charge of £10 per day for foreign lorries to run on British roads “ought to be four or five times that amount” to “have any real impact”. Later this month the government will publish draft legislation containing details about the […]