Aspray Transport is to close its doors next Friday (16 August) with up to 449 jobs potentially at risk of redundancy after attempts to revive the business proved in vain, Motortransport.co.uk can reveal. The Willenhall-based Aspray Group was acquired by Lee Bushell’s Bushell Investment Group in March. Aspray Transport, the next-day delivery part of the group trading as Aspray24, was placed into a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) on 23 April facing the prospect of being unable to pay debts as […]
Further information has emerged regarding events at Leicester haulier AM Widdowson & Son ahead of a meeting of creditors of on 3 July ahead of a proposed CVA.
With Widdowson Logistics in administration once more, Motortransport.co.uk revisits the events that lead to the operator’s pre-pack in July 2016. Although incorporated in 1975, business conducted by former coal merchant AM Widdowson & Son can be traced back more than 100 years. Like any haulage firm with a few years on the clock there’s been plenty of ups and downs, but for this Leicestershire outfit it’s been a particularly breathless few years. A stricken AM Widdowson was kept on the […]
Aspray Group founder Pat Laight has severed ties with the business after its new owners, Bushell Investment Group, applied for a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), motortransport.co.uk can reveal.