A failed move into freight forwarding contributed to the collapse of Simon Widdowson last month, according to the firm’s administrator Begbies Traynor. Founded in 2002, the family firm was set up by Simon “due to a passion for trucking passed down by Simon’s father, Derek”. The company’s Linkedin account describes having 30,000sq ft of ambient storage with the capability to offer “start-to-finish services; by collecting containers from all major North-West ports, container de-vanning, storage and onward delivery”. According to Claire […]
Widdowson Logistics’ sister company Davis Haulage owed unsecured creditors £4.7m when it was placed into administration just before Christmas.
Palletline Logistics (Midlands) has lost its battle for survival and ceased to trade.
While Motortransport.co.uk did not see as many industry insolvencies or closures in 2016 as in previous years, there were still a number of high-profile cases that shocked the transport sector.