CM Downton saw good levels of growth across the business in its last financial year, with both turnover and pre-tax profit up nearly 9%. For the year ended 30 June 2015, the Gloucester-based operator had turnover of £113.5m, up 7.7% on the previous year. The group’s pre-tax profit rose 8.8% to £5.1m (2014: 4.7m). Downton MD Andy Downton said the growth was “very much within [the group’s] expectations”. He told Motortransport.co.uk: “We are never complacent but hope that our service […]
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