Aspray Transport’s Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) will see £1.9m of debt to certain creditors being written off as well as redundancies, motortransport.co.uk can reveal. The haulier, which trades as Aspray24, was acquired by Lee Bushell’s Bushell Investment Group via holding company Bullamasay XL on 5 March. A decision to propose a CVA was taken shortly after, when its new owners concluded that the haulier would not be able to pay its debts as they fell due. This was despite the […]
Creditors of Palletline Logistics (Midlands) have voted in favour of the company voluntary arrangement (CVA) applied for by the haulier last month. MD Bob Russett (pictured) told Motortransport.co.uk he had mixed feelings after approval of the CVA this week (16 May): relief that it had passed ensuring a future for the business, but disappointment that the action had been necessary. “We are trading profitability and intend to keep doing so,” says Russett. The Birmingham haulier’s cashflow problems stemmed from errors […]
AM Widdowson was a member of the Palletways network for only a year, Motortransport.co.uk has learnt.
An 11th hour plea by the new owners of Aspray Transport, days before it went into administration last month, that its operating licences be surrendered rather than revoked, to avoid “negative connotations”, was rejected by the traffic commissioner who ruled that it “must have been abundantly clear” during due diligence that the firm had insufficient funds to qualify for the eight licences.