Customers stockpiling for the UK’s original departure date from the EU drove Boughey Distribution to record a leap in turnover and operating profit in the year to 31 May 2019. In results published today (30 July), Boughey Distribution owner NWF said its food distribution business had high storage levels throughout the period as a result of new customers and customers requiring additional stock in preparation for Brexit, which was originally planned for March. Turnover increased 18.6% to £47.9m (2018: £40.4m) […]
When Motortransport.co.uk spoke to Wincanton chief executive Eric Born last week he claimed there was little he could do about the share price of the company. Sadly, this week has proven that statement to be true.
A lot has happened in the two weeks since the last MT Tracker, and today the government has revealed that it will begin selling shares in post and parcel operator Royal Mail within the next few weeks, adding another transport name to the companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Next month we should expect to see full financial year results from Fowler-Welch parent company Dart Group. The only hint of the performance at Dart’s logistics arm came on 19 April when it said: “The business remains well placed for profitable growth.” Even the date in July of its full-year results remain as enigmatic as that statement… but there are some clues.