Hargreaves Services has purchased civil engineering and earth moving group Pryor, after the latter was placed into administration. Pryor had been poised to enter administration since January “owing to a severe short-fall in working capital”. In a statement issued today FRP Advisory said the sale of the ongoing business, trade and certain assets to Hargreaves (UK) Services, a subsidiary of Hargreaves Services, had secured the future of the Harlow-based business. FRP said Pryor has since the final quarter of 2015 […]
Stobart is still restructuring the former Innovate business it acquired out of administration in 2008 – a process that has been “more challenging, costly and further reaching than first planned”. The admission came as Stobart Group revealed profit rose 10% at its transport and distribution division (Eddie Stobart) to £14.2m in the first six months ended 31 August. This was despite a 5.6% fall in turnover to £251.1m. “We have improved our margins in [Eddie Stobart] through more effective financial […]
Are there signs of recovery? Well, if the MT basket of transport shares is anything to go by there has been a little bit of growth in the past month. But this doesn’t tell the full story for all of our big eight transport firms listed on the London Stock Exchange.