Wm Armstrong (Longtown) managed to boost pre-tax profit in 2020/21 in the face of a variety of challenges, including its Authorised Testing Facility being forced to cease trading due to DVSA cancelling testing during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. The Carlisle-based company, which has operating licences for 178 trucks and 385 trailers, has two subsidiaries – Cumbria Truck Centre and Armstrong Trucks. It specialises in general haulage and distribution, livestock transport, specialist tanker haulage and is a founder member of Palletforce. […]
While 2018 is unlikely to be all plane sailing for road transport, things are looking up says Cato Syverson, CEO of Creditsafe. Figures from our most recent Creditsafe Watchdog Report show that the UK economic picture is starting to look a little less sluggish. Across 12 business sectors that we track on a quarterly basis, we saw outputs on the rise, with increased UK business sales and debt levels at a record low. In part, this narrative holds true for […]
The newest member to join the Pall-Ex network only launched in July, but its directors said its aim was to generate revenues of £10m within two years.
Brian Yeardley Continental said a willingness to reinvent itself and innovate had helped boost turnover by 17% during 2012. Summary accounts for the year ending 31 December 2012 showed sales increased to £10.2m during the period, compared with £8.7m in 2011. However, managing director Kevin Hopper said he expected a tough 2013 and that the Featherstone based company was investigating further cost savings within the business as a result. Hopper said it identified a need from some of its biggest […]