Great Bear Distribution delivered a stellar performance in the final financial year before Culina Group bought it in March. For the year to 31 December 2015, the Chester-based distribution and storage company reported an 8.2% turnover rise to £152.5m (2014: £141m) with pre-tax profit up 9.9% to £11.1m (2014: £10.1m) in the same period. In its strategic report the board attributed the company’s growth to its long-standing relationships with its customers and exceptional levels of service. It added that Great […]
UK Mail Group saw turnover and pre-tax profit climb last year thanks to increased volumes, winning new business and retaining existing customers in its parcel and mail divisions.
Palletline member ARR Craib has purchased fellow Scottish haulage firm McCaul Haulage for an undisclosed sum.
Hermes has revealed record results at its UK division, with revenue up 22% in 2011. The parcels company says this reinforces its position as the country’s second-largest home-delivery business. Revenue stood at €303m during 2011, up from €248m in the previous year. Hermes says its UK arm handled more than 140 million parcels during the year, as demand for its home delivery services increased with online retail sales. Carole Woodhead, chief executive at Hermes UK, says: “Our UK business has […]