Hargreaves Services to tighten spending in its logistics arm


Hargreaves Services is to “ration” expenditure in its logistics division after it suffered a 91% fall in operating profit last year due to competitive pressure. Operating profit plunged from £1.2m to £100,000 in the year to 31 May 2017, as turnover dropped 11% to £48m (2016: £54.4m). It said this reflected its transition from a focus on coal movements to more diverse volumes in the waste, construction and biomass sectors, as well as pressure on subcontractor margins. Hargreaves said the […]