Hargreaves Services is keeping a watching brief after client British Steel went into liquidation. In a statement issued ahead of official confirmation that the business had entered the insolvency process, the group confirmed it had worked with British Steel for the past eight years supplying materials handling and other services to it. These include materials handling at Immingham port (unloading raw materials – iron ore, coal and coke) and transferring them to the Scunthorpe site as required; receiving raw materials […]
Well you win some and you lose some. Trading in shares at UK Mail Group continues to be a profitable experience, but – despite a good performance in its transport division Hargreaves shares continue to splutter.
Hargreaves Services’ transport division, Hargreaves Logistics, saw both turnover and operating profit increase in the first six months of the current financial year.
Tomorrow I will be speaking with Wincanton chief executive Eric Born as Britain’s second largest road transport operation (or is it?) reveals its latest annual accounts. The most important part is – can the company turn a profit and for much of the past 12 months it has promised “good progress” in its strategy to return to “sustainable profit growth”. Before then its been a week of scalping – shares in the transport tracker are either flat, or down, across […]