The Widdowson story has taken another twist with the revelation that, after its latest pre-pack administration, the Leicester-based haulier entered into service agreements with individuals associated with the failed business. Widdowson Logistics was placed into administration on 23 January with Leonard Curtis, which has handled all of the operator’s recent insolvency activity, overseeing the process. In its report on the latest collapse, which is dated 3 March, Leonard Curtis said Widdowson Logistics lost two haulage contracts with major customers, its […]
Whose story is it anyway? In the latest episode of the Motor Transport Podcast, Chris Walton puts the team’s news knowledge to the test as they recap the industry’s hottest headlines. The team look at the pallet sector and its potential for consolidation and, if you’ve been lost in the various Widdowson saga headlines, Chris Druce neatly summarises the story so far. Listen to the podcast on Soundcloud or iTunes, and be sure to subscribe so not to miss out […]
Greater Manchester-based haulier H&B Logistics has joined pallet network Pallet-Track as part of a drive to grow the business.
In April, Leicester-based Widdowson achieved a significant milestone: it became the first third party selected by Waitrose to be the supermarket chain’s official logistics partner in the Midlands. Waitrose has previously nominated carriers only to assist with distribution in the North and South. The move demonstrates how far the operator has come since it started life as a coal merchant in the early 1900s – it is registered as AM Widdowson, which stands for Ada Mary, the wife of the […]