The MD of a major logistics specialist based near Heathrow has hit out at London mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision to widen the Low Emissions Zone (LEZ), insisting it is crippling his business. Mike Parr, MD of family-owned business PML (Perishable Movements Ltd) based in Feltham, said the European hauliers the firm works with are refusing to come to Heathrow because of the “unacceptably high charges”, making his expansion plans “untenable”. The extension of the LEZ has been in force since […]
John Harvey recalls Tibbett & Britten’s (T&B) time in the car industry as a “great adventure”; he does not regret moving into the sector, but wishes T&B had exited sooner as he tells Justin Stanton. Ultimately, the Ford contract forced Harvey to announce T&B’s first profit warning just two days after announcing the annual results in 1995, where the outlook had been bright. “The analysts asked: ‘how deep’s the hole?’ and I said: ‘I have no idea.’ That spooked everybody. Again […]
Frozen and fresh foods distributor Euro Foods has taken delivery of 14 new Ivecos as part of its fleet investment programme.
Online grocery retailer Ocado has said its second customer fulfilment centre in Dordon, Warwickshire, will commence operations in February next year. Equipment installation at the warehouse is almost complete and testing has been underway since May, the firm confirmed. The project “remains in line with budget”, it said. The retailer, which also announced it had secured an 18-month extension on £100m of loans from its lenders to July 2015, said it had achieved an 11% rise in gross sales year-on-year […]