Eddie Stobart Logistics management made it difficult for KPMG to obtain “sufficient audit evidence” as it tried to compile the company’s annual accounts, which prompted the accountancy firm to resign as its auditor. In a formal resignation letter to Eddie Stobart management, sent in November last year, KPMG stated: “Our reason for resigning is due to a breakdown in our relationship with management which followed difficulties in obtaining sufficient appropriate audit evidence during our audit of the company for the […]
Drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Doncaster DC have voted for strike action, in response to the operator’s announcement last week that it would be making them redundant. Unite says more than 150 drivers, from a total of 183, voted for strike action at the site that was previously part of Tesco’s distribution network. Harriet Eisner, Unite regional office, said: “Unite is still in talks with Eddie Stobart, but the management remains intransigent that it wants to get rid of the drivers. […]
A road transport lawyer has warned that a case that saw Stobart (Ireland) Driver Services, a division of Eddie Stobart Logistics, pay compensation to 21 drivers for alleged breaches to their weekly rest periods could have an effect on decisions made in the UK.
Eddie Stobart CEO Alex Laffey is mulling a rebrand of the logistics firm’s 2,500 strong fleet, which could even see the iconic name disappear from Britain’s roads.