There are no immediate plans to phase out the Simon Gibson Transport name, new owner Groupe Charles André (GCA) has said. Speaking following its acquisition of the bulk powder haulier the boss of GCA said it was the business’s strong reputation – its name essentially – that lead it to buy 75% of the haulier earlier this year. “It’s a firm whose reliability and service quality are widely recognised in the English market. That market interests us. We’d like to develop […]
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 […]
Foodservice provider Bidfood is looking to recruit drivers and warehouse staff at its newly opened depot in Penrith, Cumbria.
Brit European Transport has bolstered its bulk liquids business with the purchase of Cheshire-based Tankplus. Specialising in fuel and bulk powder distribution, Tankplus operates from Ellesmere Port and runs seven vehicles. “We were looking to develop the size and scope of our bulk liquids division and the Tankplus opportunity fitted the bill,” said Brit European MD Graham Lackey. “We have no plans to change anything in the short to medium term as Tankplus appears to be working well and delivering […]