Simon Gibson Transport enjoyed what it described as an “excellent trading year” in 2015, shortly before it was sold to
GCA Europe SA.

Accounts filed at Companies House showed that turnover at the East Yorkshire bulk powder haulier rose to £13.3m in the
year ending 31 December 2015, up from £13.1m the year before. Pre-tax profit also increased,
by almost 27% to £1.5m (2014: £1.2m).

The increase in turnover came entirely from its European operations, which shot up 359% to £465,900 (2014: £101,403).

By comparison, turnover in its UK markets fell slightly to £12.8m (2014: £13m).

The company said it had maintained growth in line with the directors’ expansion plans.

It added: “The company has invested heavily in a high-profile fleet of trucks, which is imperative in ensuring that the highest of standards and impeccable service is constantly achieved.”