Dr Martin Read CBE has been appointed chairman of Wincanton with effect from 1 August. Read is currently chairman of two government owned companies – the Low Carbon Contracts Company and the Electricity Settlements Company – as well as the Remuneration Consultants Group and the UK Government Senior Salaries Review Body. In taking the Wincanton role he will step down from the franchise board of Lloyd’s of London after nine years. Formerly chief executive of international IT services company, Logica, […]
Wincanton has published details of its Britvic contract win, revealed by Motortransport.co.uk last month.
Following the themes of recent weeks the big winner in the Motor Transport tracker is Hargreaves Group – even if the performance of its transport group is slightly off target.
Wincanton looks to be on course to achieve its stated aim of returning to profit this year, despite the impending loss of its finance director. In June Eric Born, chief executive at Wincanton, told MT the company would be back in the black in this financial year, after a pre-tax loss of £47.4m for the year ended 31 March. Extensive restructuring and the disposal of its European business is now starting to bear fruit according to the chief executive, who […]