Contract hire and rental firm Axis Fleet Management has entered administration and ceased trading. Insolvency experts at FRP Advisory were appointed to the company, with a head office in Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire on 10 May. In a statement from the administrators it said “challenging trading conditions resulted in cash flow difficulties and despite efforts to find a buyer for the business, a sale could not be achieved. “This left the directors no option but to place the business into administration. […]
One of the largest independent plant hire firms has entered administration, two months after it said the collapse of Carillion had caused it disruption.
Former MAN Truck and Bus UK CEO Des Evans has joined Axis Fleet Management as a non-executive director.
A pre-packaged sale of Leicester transport firm AM Widdowson and Son was the culmination of a torrid two years that included the loss of contracts, under-estimated fuel costs and management systems that were not fit for purpose.