Former City Link manager Sarah Squire has built a business carrying irregular parcels, and says that by cutting out the hub and keeping the business transparent, she will keep it from meeting her former employers’ fate. On Christmas Day 2014, Sarah Squire turned on her TV and learnt she had lost her job. As City Link’s national business development manager, Squire had been at the company for nearly six years, and said losing the firm was a shock that triggered […]
Last week the MT Tracker took a break as it was judging the MT Awards – but what a difference a week makes. Rentokil finally sold City Link, to investment house Better Capital. This does make a big difference to the MT Tracker as Rentokil’s size, in comparison to every other listed transport firm, was distorting the results of the Tracker. Excluding Rentokil gives us a much truer picture of investor sentiment in the sector.
City Link parent Rentokil Initial is optimistic the troubled parcel carrier is on the road to recovery despite its latest results showing losses increased in the first three months of the year. In his statement to the market, Rentokil Initial CEO Alan Brown, says City Link losses were higher than the previous year but that performance of the business improved through the first quarter as its new management team started to implement their plans. Brown adds: “We expect a significant […]