M and J Haulage, a major sugar beet haulage contractor, has been placed into administration prompting concerns among growers that they’ll struggle to find another company to harvest and deliver the crop. Administrators at KPMG were appointed to the Snelland, Lincs-based haulier on 12 October and they are now exploring whether to sell the business and assets. M and J Haulage employs 24 people and operates as an agricultural contracting business, specialising in the cultivation of sugar beet and other […]
With Widdowson Logistics in administration once more, Motortransport.co.uk revisits the events that lead to the operator’s pre-pack in July 2016. Although incorporated in 1975, business conducted by former coal merchant AM Widdowson & Son can be traced back more than 100 years. Like any haulage firm with a few years on the clock there’s been plenty of ups and downs, but for this Leicestershire outfit it’s been a particularly breathless few years. A stricken AM Widdowson was kept on the […]
A Birmingham contract haulier that entered administration earlier this year went from a £1m pre-tax profit to a £100,000 loss in just 20 months’ trading.
A pre-packaged sale of Leicester transport firm AM Widdowson and Son was the culmination of a torrid two years that included the loss of contracts, under-estimated fuel costs and management systems that were not fit for purpose.