A petition demanding an investigation into the demise of own-account wholesale operator Palmer Harvey & McLane (P&H) has raised more than 8,600 signatures in two days. The petition, posted on Change.org, follows the collapse of the company and the immediate loss of 2,500 jobs last week. The company, which had an operating licence for 600 vehicles, delivered groceries to 90,000 customers across the UK, ranging from small local corner stores and food outlets to the UK’s largest supermarkets. Former P&H […]
Wholesale drinks distributor Waverley TBS is being wound-up by its administrators after they failed to find a buyer for the business. The company, which has two large DCs at Punchbowl Park in Hemel Hempstead and Felling, near Gateshead, as well as smaller deports across the UK, was licensed to run more than 300 vehicles. These were operated via a combination of own-account and third party providers. As a consequence of the failure to find an outright buyer, 685 Waverley employees […]
Deben Transport was unable to save itself despite taking cost-cutting measures leaving it with no choice but to cease trading, as revealed by Motortransport.co.uk on Monday, its administrator has said.
Carlson Vehicle Transfer, part of Groupe Cat, has bought some of the remaining assets of Quantum Automotive out of administration. Quantum appointed administrators Simon Plant and Daniel Plant of SFP on 31 January just days before the assets of sister-firm Sensible Transport were acquired by Autologic after it fell into administration with debts of almost £1m. Stuart Warren, MD of Carlson, tells MT: “We bought a few remaining assets and we are looking to take on a contract with one […]