Cross-channel disruption and the migrant crisis, combined with bad debts arising from the steel crisis, saw Laser Transport International suffer a tough second half in 2015. Despite this, newly published accounts for the year to 31 December 2015, show pre-tax profit at the Hythe-Kent based company more than tripled in the period, up from £28,712 in 2014 to £108,697. Turnover was broadly flat year-on-year at £16.4m, with the company’s UK division contributing the lion’s share of revenue at £13.3m (2014: £12.7m). […]
Kent-based family haulier Alan Firmin has left Palletforce to join Pallet-Track as it pushes for further growth in 2017.
John Hackling (Transport) saw pre-tax profits rise 41% last year, boosted by its newly opened depot in Swindon and Palletline’s decision to base a new regional hub at the depot during the period.
Profit at Fred Sherwood and Sons (Transport) saw a resurgence in the year to 31 March 2015, climbing almost 70%.