Southampton’s Harris Transport, which ceased trading last week, has now been placed into administration. Alexander Kinninmonth and Richard Brewer of RSM Restructuring have been appointed as joint administrators of the Eastleigh-based transport, distribution and warehouse firm. On 17 August, prior to the appointment of the administrator, 70 staff were made redundant with 15 people retained in order to assist in an orderly wind-down of the warehouse operation. Kinninmonth, said: “Unfortunately, it was not possible to sell the business as a […]
Construction hauliers are bracing themselves for the aftershock of Carillion’s high profile collapse this week.
Norbert Dentressangle’s five-year, £100m contract with Comet is in the hands of administrator Deloitte following the biggest high street collapse since Woolworths in 2008. Wincanton, Comet’s previous logistics partner, walked away from a warehousing and distribution deal with Comet on 30 April after it was unable to agree terms with OpCapita, the equity company that bought the chain at the start of 2012 from Kesa Electricals. A spokeswoman for ND said: “We continue to operate our contracts with Comet Group, […]
Canute Group, which is due to shut its doors this week (21 December), was unable to demonstrate financial standing, MT can now reveal.