The Reed Boardall Group has defied rising costs and fierce competition in the transport sector to deliver a 13% rise in underlying pre-tax profit. Reporting its latest annual results to 31 March 2019, the Yorkshire-based cold storage and distribution business unveiled a 3.85% rise in underlying turnover to £62.8m from £61.6m. The company said: “Turnover increased by 1.89% compared to the previous year but 2018 was slightly longer than 2019 due to the inclusion of an extra week. The increase […]
Royal Mail has admitted that the threat of industrial action and the introduction of size-based parcel pricing led to volumes being flat in the first nine months of the current financial year.
An operator has urged the industry to fight the increase in business rates after discovering he will face a £28,000 hike.
Express parcels and mail provider UK Mail Group says it is taking action to plug the gaps in its pallet distribution business UK Pallets. It reported a significant decline in operating profit from this division during the first six months of the financial year. While revenue from its pallets business rose 0.8% to £14.3m in the six months to 30 September compared to the same period last year, operating profit fell over 26% to £800,000, said the firm. UK Mail […]