The insolvency of a major mining customer cost Hargreaves Services more than £8m last year, the group revealed today. In its interim results, Hargreaves Services, whose distribution and services division includes Hargreaves Logistics and Hargreaves Waste Services, detailed the impact of Wolf Minerals’ insolvency. The resulting loss of the contract at the Hemerden tungsten mine in Devon last October saw Hargreaves record an exceptional charge of £8.1m in the six months to 30 November 2018. This comprised a £5.1m write […]
Are there signs of recovery? Well, if the MT basket of transport shares is anything to go by there has been a little bit of growth in the past month. But this doesn’t tell the full story for all of our big eight transport firms listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Today Wincanton posted what its MD Eric Born (pictured) called a “boringly predictable” set of half year results, with a 1.6% decline in group turnover and a 2.6% increase in operating profit.
Hargreaves Services is confident it can rebuild turnover and profit in its logistics business after the division suffered a 47% drop in operating profit to £2.3m last year.