Gregory Distribution Limited (GDL) has placed 50 job roles at risk of redundancy after the collapse of customer British Ceramic Tile. Devon-based British Ceramic Tile claimed to be the largest manufacturer of ceramic and glass tiles in the UK. It operated from three sites and has its headquarters in Devon and was placed into administration at the end of January. Angela Butler, GDL’s MD, said: “We will redeploy people wherever possible and give staff every assistance in finding new jobs. […]
Gregory Distribution Limited snapped up the business, assets and goodwill of collapsed Oxfordshire firm Interoute Transport Services for just £75,000, according to the firm’s administrators.
Ivybridge, Devon-based Kay Transport has bought King Stag (Transport).
Renewed economic confidence and a focus on efficiencies saw an increase in the amount of mergers and acquisitions in 2014 as operators looked to strengthen, diversify and consolidate. Motortransport.co.uk takes a look back at a surprisingly strong year of M&A activity. In February, Pollock (Scotrans) acquired Blackburn-based haulier Gilbraith (TS) for an undisclosed seven figure sum, giving the Scottish operator extended reach into north-west England. April saw Essex-based freight forwarder and haulier Simarco purchase Longport-Staffordshire based IFB for an undisclosed […]