A majority of respondents in the transport and logistics sector believe competition has intensified in the past year, according to research from Menzies. As part of a research study of more than 1,000 SMEs, 30 road transport companies were quizzed on the current and future challenges that they face. Key findings were: 83% of SME owners in the transport and logistics sector say the rules of doing business have changed significantly in the past year (more than the cross-industry average […]
Royal Mail has bought parcel data management platform NetDespatch as part of its ongoing efforts to boost its technological capabilities.
LaFarge and Tarmac owner Anglo American have revealed the executive team that will oversee their UK joint venture. Jamie Pike has been named as the venture’s non-executive chairman, Cyrille Ragoucy as chief executive and Guy Young as chief financial officer (CFO). Pike was chief executive of Foseco, a business serving the foundry and steel making industries. Ragoucy is senior v-p of health and safety for Lafarge, while Young is CFO at Tarmac. The joint venture will combine Tarmac’s and Lafarge’s […]
Ofcom is concerned that Royal Mail could potentially cross-subsidise its parcels operation through its letters business, as its market share and delivery network is much more established in the latter.