Car transporter Beamish Transport has ceased trading due to the downturn in the car industry and uncertainty surrounding Brexit. The county Durham firm appointed administrators from KSA Group today (8 March) to achieve “an orderly closure”. Dominic Fisher, Beamish Transport’s operations manager, told motortransport.co.uk the decision was “massively sad” and meant making up to 76 drivers redundant, plus office staff. He said its closure was due to “the incredible ongoing pressure in the industry caused by the diesel emissions scandal, […]
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