More than a third of hauliers (35%) have felt an effect from Britain’s decision to quit the EU, according to a new survey. The figure is taken from the latest quarterly survey of more than 900 small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) conducted by Close Brothers Asset Finance. By comparison, when all UK SMEs covered by the survey were asked if they’d experienced any impact from the UK’s referendum vote, just 24% said they had. The latest Close Brothers Business Barometer […]
Trade associations have expressed concern that the general election in June could prevent government tackling pressing industry issues.
Ambitious Bradford-based operator Advanced Supply Chain has launched a consultancy service offering logistics advice to SMEs. The operator, which has predicted a turnover of £100m within five years, is targeting the new Consultancy Plus service at smaller businesses. The first company to benefit from the new service, Lancashire-based soft furnishings supplier J Rosenthal & Son, has already made improvements to operational management, staffing, strategic thinking and recruitment. Mike Danby, chief executive at Advanced Supply Chain, said: “We decided to bring […]
Operators will not see longer, more aerodynamic truck cabs for at least another seven years after the European Parliament and EU countries last month agreed to prevent the introduction of such cabs until 2022.