A shortage of drivers, the introduction of Driver CPC and a drive to improve its services saw Aspray Transport’s pre-tax profit fall in the year ended 30 June 2016, despite turnover growth of more than a third. The operator’s pre-tax profit fell by 22% year-on-year, from £1m to £779,000. However Aspray’s turnover for the year was £49m; an increase of 36% on 2015’s £36m. In the strategic report for the year the company, which trades as Aspray24, said that “the […]
Express carrier Aspray24 is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2013 and has marked the occasion with the opening of its new £6m state of the art warehouse on a six-acre plot next to its existing 12-acre site in Noose Lane, Willenhall. According to MD Stuart Laight, the acquisition of the site next door has delivered a number of great benefits for the fast-growing business.
Aspray Transport is awaiting the completion of its 18-acre expanded Willenhall, West Midlands hub, which is due to be unveiled next month.
An 11th hour plea by the new owners of Aspray Transport, days before it went into administration last month, that its operating licences be surrendered rather than revoked, to avoid “negative connotations”, was rejected by the traffic commissioner who ruled that it “must have been abundantly clear” during due diligence that the firm had insufficient funds to qualify for the eight licences.