Southampton’s Harris Transport has closed its doors, with around 70 staff sent home last Friday (10 August). A spokesman for the haulier said: “The situation is that the company has ceased to trade and is arranging for customers to collect their goods. “The company has filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators and it is anticipated that the company shall be placed into administration early next week.” The spokesman confirmed that 15 staff of the 70 had been retained […]
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 […]
Removal and storage firm Pickfords has completed a pre-pack administration led by its existing management team. Administrator BDO, which was appointed to the Wembley-based Moving Services Group UK on 23 November, sold the removal firm to recently incorporated Pickfords Move Management on the same day. The two legal entities share the same directors in the form of Yogesh Mehta, Russell James Start and Timothy Paul Romer, who is also company secretary. David Gilbert, BDO business restructuring partner, said: “This outcome […]
Tructyre ATS is creating 80 new jobs at its customer experience centre in Gateshead.