EmergeVest, the Hong Kong-based private-equity investor that has acquired CM Downton, NFT Distribution and Palletforce over the past four years, has merged its road transport and logistics assets into one company: EV Cargo. It has created a business that would rank 11th in the Motor Transport Top 100 and is now the largest privately-owned operator in the UK. EV Cargo is a result of the consolidation of software firm Adjuno, freight-forwarder Allport Cargo Services, ambient distribution specialist CM Downton, temperature-controlled […]
Bridgestone has clinched a fleet agreement with CM Downton that sees it extend its existing 10-year tyre care contract.
Chilled food specialist NFT Distribution has appointed Ross Eggleton to the newly created role of chief operating officer with immediate effect.
Last year industry players won their long-waged battle for a government-funded driver training apprenticeship. The Trailblazer pitch had been denied twice previously when the government said it didn’t think training a driver would stretch over the 12-month period needed to meet funding requirements. While the Trailblazer scheme was eventually approved, CM Downton was well ahead of the game with its own 12-month driving apprenticeship.