A pre-packaged sale of Leicester transport firm AM Widdowson and Son was the culmination of a torrid two years that included the loss of contracts, under-estimated fuel costs and management systems that were not fit for purpose. The company entered into administration on 6 July (CM 21 July) after falling into arrears with its contributions under its company voluntary arrangement (CVA), which had seen it pay creditors 36p in the pound since July 2015. A letter to creditors from administrator […]
Cutthroat competition and unprofitable contracts have forced aviation logistics group Global Eyes into administration with the loss of more than 80 jobs.
Ex-Widdowson Logistics staff retained at a successor company based on the same site as the collapsed haulier are apparently being paid by Birds Transport Leicester.
“Draconian” sanctions are increasingly being imposed on firms in the supply chain who make honest mistakes when dealing with non-duty-paid goods, the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has warned.