Amazon’s drive to use “cheaper hauliers” combined with “fierce” competition, tight margins and the driver shortage have seen Currie Solutions’ pre-tax losses almost quadruple. However, managing director Stephen Turner remained upbeat this week, insisting that the Dumfries-based haulage firm is going through a period of transition as it expands and develops its services, following the company’s MBO in January this year. Reporting its latest annual results to 31 December 2018, the haulier revealed a fall in turnover to £39.4m (2017: […]
Private equity firm Advent International is to acquire a 75% stake in Hermes UK in what is described as a “business as usual” agreement.
CollectPlus is to offer Amazon.co.uk customers a service that will see parcels delivered to one of its 5,000 stores across the UK. Customers using the online retailer can now opt for a CollectPlus ‘pick up location’ at the checkout, increasing options for delivery and convenience. CollectPlus CEO Mark Lewis says: “[We are] already integrated into Amazon.co.uk Marketplace, so sellers can choose us as their delivery service. The extension of our service means that more people will be able to use […]
Trade associations have welcomed the government’s plan to reform the Highways Agency, and the unveiling of the watchdogs that will be charged with ensuring the new private entity delivers.