Abbey Logistics Group has appointed Motor Transport Hall of Fame resident David Batty to lead its engineering department. Former chief operations engineer of supermarket Somerfield, Batty joins the company with more than 40 years of industry experience. He was awarded the Motor Transport Award for Service to Industry in 2007, and earlier this year was inducted into the Scania-sponsored Motor Transport Hall of Fame. At Abbey, Batty will be responsible for the company’s maintenance depots across the country, and manage […]
Andrew Palmer, MD at Motor Transport Award-winning Suttons Group, is to retire at the end of April. John Sutton, who currently manages the group’s international division, will take on Palmer’s responsibilities as group MD from 1 May. Palmer (pictured second from right with Christine Bond of Mexichem Fluor) will step down from his full-time executive role on 30 April, but will join parent company Thomas Cradley Holdings’ (TCH) board as non-executive director in May. TCH chairman Michael Sutton said: “The […]
Abbey Logistics is targeting £25m to £30m in additional turnover within the next five years, taking its annual turnover to approximately £60m – as well as improving its profit margin to 3.5%, Motortransport.co.uk can reveal.
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