Almtone-owned Canute Group has narrowly avoided being wound up by HMRC after the taxman raised a petition against it. This came as the amount the firm owed to creditors ballooned to more than £135,000. The unadvertised winding up petition from HMRC was launched on 13 November and settled on 15 November, according to Companies House, after being paid in full. However, the process prevented Pallet-Track, Canute’s former pallet network, raising its own petition against the company. Pallet-Track is pursuing Canute […]
Parcel carrier CitySprint saw delivery volumes drop in London during the Games. The company, which handles B2B and consumer deliveries, made 75,000 deliveries to London postcodes during the Games. This was a 12% drop in volume compared with the 16 days proceeding the event (23 June to 7 July). Patrick Gallagher, chief executive of CitySprint, suggests the threat of traffic and congestion, as well as more people working from home during the period, likely reduced demand for couriers. However, the […]
Yusen Logistics has been awarded the nationwide retail and trade distribution contract by Smeg UK.
The new owners of AM Widdowson & Son, the Leicester haulier sold in a pre-pack deal, have ambitions to grow the business and are on the acquisition trail for more logistics firms.