Fagan & Whalley has blamed the UK driver shortage for a near two-thirds fall in pre-tax profit. Reporting its annual accounts for the year ended 30 April 2015, the Meadway, Lancashire-based company’s results revealed that pre-tax profit fell 58% to £515,153 (2014: £1.2m). MD Stephen Fagan told Motortransport.co.uk that it had been “a tough year” for the company, which also has a site in Coventry. “We had a lot of issues because of the driver shortage, which led to a lot […]
County Antrim-based vehicle operator Woodside Haulage (Holdings) managed to boost turnover by nearly 10% in the year to the end of March 2014, its latest accounts have shown.
Expect Distribution has blamed a fall in profit on its loss-making two-man delivery service, which ceased operating in May last year, but said that new deals in its contract logistics business will get it back on track.
Viridor, the refuse and recycling operator, saw its turnover boosted by an acquisition spree last year, but profit fell as growth in recycling failed to offset a fall in landfill volumes. Viridor bought JWS Churngold for £14.25m in November 2011, having purchased Storm Recycling in June of that year and In January 2011 Veolia’s trade waste collection interests in Cornwall and North Devon and its industrial and commercial collection interests in Devon and Somerset. The company, which now makes half […]