Amazon UK saw revenues rise by more than 26% to £13.73bn last year as increasing numbers of people shopped online. The firm, which recently said it would be boosting its UK workforce by a third to 40,000 in order to meet growing demand due to lockdown restrictions, also said it paid direct taxes of £293m during 2019, with a total tax contribution of £1.1bn during the period. It said the UK had become one of its largest global hubs and […]
Removals firm Pickfords suffered a small decline in turn-over and profit in the last financial year but still managed to keep well ahead of its performance two years ago.
Like hauliers, truck dealers are consolidating, getting bigger, and widening the range of services they offer. Dealers no longer just sell trucks; they are increasingly taking on the vehicle repair and maintenance as more operators close their fleet engineering departments and rely on dealers for their R&M and other technical support. Rygor Commercials is a good example of this trend. The UK’s largest Mercedes-Benz franchise following its takeover of Mudie-Bond last year, Rygor’s territory now covers much of central southern […]
Widdowson Logistics’ sister company Davis Haulage owed unsecured creditors £4.7m when it was placed into administration just before Christmas.