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SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST


It’s been a tough year for the road transport industry, but despite a glut of high-profile company collapses,
there have been opportunities out there for those savvy enough to grab them. Steve Banner reports

I Top 100 averages


t has been another tumultuous year for TNT and Ceva Logistics, with Norbert
the road transport industry, and one Dentressangle catapulted into sixth place thanks
that has been littered with casualties. to its acquisition of Christian Salvesen.
Firms that collapsed – sometimes in Many transport companies still manage to Turnover latest £162,151,460
spectacular fashion – included E Pawson achieve praiseworthy performances despite
Turnover previous year £131,447,610
& Son, the Innovate group of companies, the pressures that beset the industry. Once
Macfarlane Transport Holdings, Amtrak, again Turners (Soham) has come up with Profit latest £3,099,220
Page Group, JDR Distribution and Ramage impressive return-on-sales figures, and the Profit previous year £2,893,355
Distribution. same can be said of Pentalver Transport, and
Such grim news has not, however, prevented Knowles (Transport). Employees latest 1,472
other businesses hitting the expansion trail, All these companies have positive stories to Employees previous year 1,293
sometimes by acquiring all or part of companies tell when it comes to profit-per-employee too,
that have hit the buffers, or by acquiring healthy as do Goldstar Transport and ECM among Number of trucks 665
operations with an apparently-rosy future. others. Number of trailers 732
Wincanton and Stobart Group in particular With a tough 2009 to look forward to,
Number of depots 27
have expanded through acquisition over the one cannot help but wonder how many firms
past 12 months, indicating confidence in the trading today will be around in a year’s Sales per employee £102,125
long-term prospects for the economy despite time, and how many will have drastically cut Change in sales per employee 6.43%
current upheaval. back their operations. Well-run firms such
Wincanton occupies the number two slot in as Turners however show that it is possible to Profit per employee £3,261
the Top 100 once again this year, with logistics win through, despite adversity – and when Change in profit per employee 29.78%
behemoth DHL yet again at number one. the economy hits rock-bottom, the only way
Kuehne + Nagel is in third position, outpacing is up. Return on sales 3.30%
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Latest Previous Company or Financial Latest year No of No of Latest Previous Company or Financial Latest year No of No of Latest Company or Latest Company or
turnover pre-tax profit turnover pre-tax profit trucks turnover pre-tax profit turnover pre-tax profit trucks turnover pre-tax profit on sales turnover pre-tax profit on sales
rank rank trading name year end employees trailers depots rank rank trading name year end employees trailers depots rank trading name rank trading name
(£000s) (£000s) (£000s) (£000s) (£000s) (£000s) (£000s) (£000s) (£000s) (£000s) (ranked) (£000s) (£000s) (ranked)

1 1 DHL Dec-07 4,079,320 n/a n/a 3,149,760 n/a 12,711 vehs 516 51 60 Rhys Davies Sep-07 36,208 917 467 31,682 381 177 158 9 £100m plus turnover £10m to £30m turnover
2 2 Wincanton Mar-08 1,388,700 47,200 22,000 1,214,500 42,000 4,550 7,300 300 52 56 ARR Craib Transport Mar-08 35,816 539 300 33,232 771 210 480 3 20 Turners (Soham) 180,402 21,028 11.66% - Pollock (Scotrans) 12,450 2,700 21.69%
3 4 Kuehne + Nagel Dec-07 923,226 24,272 6,565 336,777 3,578 1,650 2,100 141 53 57 CM Downton Jun-07 35,741 1,711 385 32,880 738 350 600 5 4 TNT UK 810,467 69,251 8.54% 79 Taygroup 22,031 4,633 21.03%
15 Ryder 193,000 14,400 7.46% 69 Knowles (Transport) 25,260 3,370 13.34%
4 3 TNT UK Dec-07 810,467 69,251 10,899 757,059 69,955 2,013 1,621 51 54 34 Culina Logistics Mar-08 34,812 -2,570 518 49,199 -3,357 250 550 9
30 Fowler Welch-Coolchain 104,426 5,879 5.63% 66 TM Logistics 26,368 2,643 10.02%
5 5 Ceva Logistics UK Dec-07 552,000 n/a 7,700 447,800 n/a 1,723 1,345 91 55 59 John G Russell (Transport) Mar-07 34,089 -12 455 32,494 2,862 200 670 10
17 WH Malcolm 183,877 9,921 5.40% - R T Keedwell 10,932 1,040 9.51%
6 52 Norbert Dentressangle UK Dec-07 511,980 n/a 9,296 61,410 n/a 1,217 1,383 88 56 61 Amethyst Group Dec-07 33,454 -218 420 30,888 1,296 0 0 11
16 DSV 184,302 7,770 4.22% 89 The Potter Group (Holdings) 17,749 1,290 7.27%
7 8 TDG Dec-07 478,000 n/a 5,849 404,200 n/a 2,000 vehs 103 57 55 Howard Tenens Sep-07 32,446 1,127 309 25,865 1,016 160 160 15 13 Business Post Group 358,600 14,200 3.96% 95 Stan Robinson Group 16,840 1,204 7.15%
8 9 UPS Dec-07 425,342 9,884 4,032 419,164 8,617 495 1,025 62 58 62 MRS Distribution Mar-08 31,535 1,497 354 30,080 1,319 230 550 11 2 Wincanton 1,388,700 47,200 3.40% - Alan Firmin 14,696 893 6.08%
9 6 Gist Dec-07 400,000 n/a 4,900 390,000 n/a 1,100 1,400 35 59 58 Currie European Transport Dec-06 31,031 -379 235 32,833 -207 90 500 4 23 Gefco UK 132,644 4,369 3.29% 88 The Bartrum Group 19,369 1,005 5.19%

10 13 Parcelforce Worldwide Mar-08 379,000 n/a 4,464 337,000 n/a 1,600 vehs 55 29 Stobart Group 108,840 3,521 3.24% 83 Redhead Freight 20,723 1,035 4.99%
60 64 C Butt Apr-07 30,752 366 403 27,820 6 258 320 19
24 Nightfreight (GB) 131,963 4,184 3.17% - CS Ellis (Group) 10,178 490 4.81%
11 11 GeoPost Dec-07 378,000 n/a n/a 334,000 n/a n/a n/a n/a 61 107 Online Jan-07 30,061 732 274 14,548 -561 160 40 2
25 The RH Group 122,320 3,567 2.92% 81 Saints Transport 21,373 981 4.59%
12 10 NYK Logistics (UK) Mar-08 370,000 8,500 4,000 336,691 5,846 400 900 40 62 63 R Swain & Sons Dec-07 28,470 1,148 342 27,203 460 200 430 3
3 Kuehne + Nagel 923,226 24,272 2.63% 96 Deben Transport 16,783 685 4.08%
13 12 Business Post Group Mar-08 358,600 14,200 2,985 325,600 9,800 293 289 56 63 70 Owens (Road Services) Jun-07 28,028 79 480 25,814 124 280 400 5 62 R Swain & Sons 28,470 1,148 4.03%
19 AutoLogic Holdings 180,700 4,600 2.55%
14 14 Home Delivery Network Apr-07 315,017 -20,573 7,311 302,279 -16,324 515 1,191 58 64 65 Boughey Distribution May-07 27,416 535 451 27,780 1,399 145 270 2 18 Bibby Distribution Holdings 181,042 4,238 2.34% 86 Jack Richards & Son 19,935 790 3.96%
15 17 Ryder Dec-07 193,000 14,400 1,553 189,859 10,179 12,885 vehs 29 65 66 Ass. Cold Stores & T’port Dec-07 26,981 -801 377 27,369 -1,073 50 75 4 8 UPS 425,342 9,884 2.32% 68 Maxi Haulage 25,304 956 3.78%

16 16 DSV Dec-07 184,302 7,770 1,168 205,485 16,719 620 16,200 30 66 69 TM Logistics Jun-07 26,368 2,643 275 26,182 815 175 280 13 12 NYK Logistics (UK) 370,000 8,500 2.30% 91 James Kemball 17,242 647 3.75%

26 Clipper Group Holdings 117,586 1,181 1.00% - Birds Groupage Services 15,207 522 3.43%
17 18 WH Malcolm Jan-07 183,877 9,921 1,978 162,192 14,964 450 1,000 12 67 73 Reed Boardall Transport Mar-07 25,761 -206 341 24,995 -574 150 230 1
27 NFT Distribution Ops 114,104 1,070 0.94% 78 Aspray Transport 22,235 706 3.18%
18 21 Bibby Distribution Holdings Dec-07 181,042 4,238 2,265 178,611 14 601 817 72 68 77 Maxi Haulage Sep-07 25,304 956 215 23,299 826 155 540 9
28 Hoyer UK 112,329 420 0.37% - Massey Wilcox Transport 10,505 302 2.87%
19 15 AutoLogic Holdings Dec-07 180,700 4,600 2,120 187,100 2,000 n/a n/a n/a 69 75 Knowles (Transport) Dec-07 25,260 3,370 123 24,164 3,111 65 120 3 - Evans Transport 11,378 316 2.78%
21 FedEx UK 180,103 586 0.33%
20 24 Turners (Soham) Dec-07 180,402 21,028 1,651 131,237 18,113 1,100 1,500 20 70 67 Link Logistics Oct-07 24,920 667 649 27,143 652 125 150 3 70 Link Logistics 24,920 667 2.68%
22 City Link 171,036 -9,659 -5.65%
21 19 FedEx UK May-07 180,103 586 1,792 139,299 6,611 n/a n/a n/a 71 74 Widdowson Group Mar-07 24,500 69 380 24,008 -320 150 220 3 - Yuill & Dodds 12,090 306 2.53%
14 Home Delivery Network 315,017 -20,573 -6.53%
22 20 City Link Dec-07 171,036 -9,659 3,376 140,521 29,195 360 450 96 72 83 Kammac Dec-07 24,246 262 468 20,292 2,250 50 140 7 80 JW Suckling Transport 21,495 526 2.45%
£50m to £100m turnover
84 Grocontinental 19,938 456 2.29%
23 25 Gefco UK Dec-07 132,644 4,369 539 124,178 3,867 78 182 13 73 76 Prestons of Potto Dec-07 23,541 221 302 23,551 310 210 655 5 40 Pentalver Transport 62,993 10,791 17.13%
- Wyvern Cargo 15,013 301 2.00%
24 23 Nightfreight (GB) Nov-06 131,963 4,184 2,369 123,525 -6,246 900 500 58 74 72 Elddis Transport (Consett) Dec-07 23,377 133 357 23,695 215 165 280 7 41 ECM (Vehicle Delivery) 60,772 5,297 8.72%
64 Boughey Distribution 27,416 535 1.95%
35 Great Bear Distribution 75,027 6,025 8.03%
25 27 The RH Group Dec-07 122,320 3,567 702 119,210 3,005 300 600 2 75 78 Circle Express Aug-07 23,114 176 299 22,379 151 100 35 8 92 Welch’s Group Holdings 17,125 286 1.67%
31 Tuffnells Parcels Express 94,911 7,243 7.63%
26 30 Clipper Group Holdings Apr-07 117,586 1,181 1,886 86,184 2,638 650 vehs 24 76 New London City Bond Sep-07 23,062 23 242 31,362 -437 32 0 7 - Meachers Group Holdings 14,996 249 1.66%
36 Maritime Transport 68,504 4,156 6.07%
27 36 NFT Distribution Operations Mar-08 114,104 1,070 1,524 73,546 398 350 415 8 77 New STVA UK Dec-07 22,382 -113 64 18,507 83 42 vehs 5 99 Fergusons Transport 16,069 252 1.57%
34 Gregory Distribution 78,670 3,291 4.18%
28 28 Hoyer UK Dec-07 112,329 420 1,297 109,608 1,429 547 597 68 78 84 Aspray Transport Dec-07 22,235 706 501 20,610 666 330 100 12 94 NR Evans & Son 17,031 235 1.38%
42 Europa Freight Group 56,589 2,329 4.12%
- EM Rogers (Transport) 14,794 174 1.18%
29 22 Stobart Group Feb-08 108,840 3,521 990 421 -1,123 1,800 3,200 36 79 81 Taygroup Mar-08 22,031 4,633 140 21,024 1,405 100 330 5 43 CEL Group 54,209 2,172 4.01%
72 Kammac 24,246 262 1.08%
30 29 Fowler Welch-Coolchain Mar-07 104,426 5,879 1,087 88,936 3,113 367 725 5 80 82 JW Suckling Transport Mar-07 21,495 526 278 20,893 394 86 95 14 46 Langdon Group 50,374 1,920 3.81%
- 21st Century Logistics 14,931 153 1.02%
31 32 Tuffnells Parcels Express Dec-07 94,911 7,243 1,751 84,043 5,253 750 407 25 81 79 Saints Transport Dec-07 21,373 981 350 21,882 963 170 150 3 39 Hargreaves Services 64,599 2,263 3.50%
90 Bowring Transport 17,371 171 0.98%
37 Canute Haulage Group 65,102 1,936 2.97%
32 31 Thomas Cradley Holdings Apr-08 88,088 2,525 560 84,245 2,097 420 1,100 25 82 New White & Co Jan-08 21,228 7 464 22,028 819 160 39 16 85 Erith Haulage Co 19,936 196 0.98%
45 Roadways Container Logistics 52,290 1,503 2.87%
33 33 Lloyd Fraser Holdings Aug-07 81,139 1,744 1,433 82,290 2,079 400 575 30 83 New Redhead Freight Mar-07 20,723 1,035 161 19,122 968 35 30 7 73 Prestons of Potto 23,541 221 0.94%
32 Thomas Cradley Holdings 88,088 2,525 2.87%
34 35 Gregory Distribution Sep-07 78,670 3,291 1,029 74,140 2,075 400 500 12 84 85 Grocontinental Oct-07 19,938 456 268 18,827 1,340 49 104 2 100 Lenham Storage Co 16,032 139 0.87%
38 Kerry Logistics (UK) 64,989 1,483 2.28%
- John Jempson & Son 12,677 105 0.83%
35 37 Great Bear Distribution Dec-07 75,027 6,025 945 67,299 5,037 230 220 23 85 95 Erith Haulage Co Sep-07 19,936 196 112 16,661 248 63 5 2 33 Lloyd Fraser Holdings 81,139 1,744 2.15%
97 Laser Transport Int 16,395 133 0.81%
36 39 Maritime Transport Dec-07 68,504 4,156 556 58,983 3,392 700 720 10 86 97 Jack Richards & Son May-08 19,935 790 230 17,485 -1,256 170 300 3 44 Stiller Group 52,686 808 1.53%
75 Circle Express 23,114 176 0.76%
37 38 Canute Haulage Group Jul-07 65,102 1,936 878 63,362 2,541 550 1,000 9 87 80 Seafield Logistics Jun-07 19,423 -122 269 21,532 31 150 220 7 £30m to £50m turnover - F Swain & Sons 15,950 113 0.71%
38 45 Kerry Logistics (UK) Dec-07 64,989 1,483 196 50,868 1,617 12 22 4 88 92 The Bartrum Group Dec-07 19,369 1,005 215 18,123 879 150 220 2 49 Goldstar Transport 42,820 2,755 6.43% - Rygor Group Services 12,396 87 0.70%
39 51 Hargreaves Services May-08 64,599 2,263 948 44,105 1,934 400 350 12 53 CM Downton 35,741 1,711 4.79% - Chris Hayter Transport 15,726 100 0.64%
89 89 The Potter Group (Holdings) Apr-07 17,749 1,290 256 18,030 1,193 30 55 5
58 MRS Distribution 31,535 1,497 4.75% 74 Elddis Transport (Consett) 23,377 133 0.57%
40 49 Pentalver Transport Dec-07 62,993 10,791 356 44,528 7,493 400 450 4 90 93 Bowring Transport May-07 17,371 171 134 16,882 174 65 80 1
50 Brit-European Transport (Hldgs) 41,587 1,684 4.05% 63 Owens (Road Services) 28,028 79 0.28%
41 New ECM (Vehicle Delivery Services) Dec-07 60,772 5,297 505 52,761 1,774 350 vehs 2 91 105 James Kemball Dec-07 17,242 647 128 14,817 731 98 131 1
57 Howard Tenens 32,446 1,127 3.47% 71 Widdowson Group 24,500 69 0.28%
42 42 Europa Freight Group Dec-07 56,589 2,329 421 54,679 1,032 35 130 11 92 100 Welch’s Group Holdings Dec-07 17,125 286 221 15,560 458 100 120 4 51 Rhys Davies 36,208 917 2.53% 76 London City Bond 23,062 23 0.10%
43 46 CEL Group Aug-07 54,209 2,172 491 50,147 2,653 400 482 9 93 New Arcese UK Dec-07 17,076 -578 72 7,354 -59 55 120 1 61 Online 30,061 732 2.44% 82 White & Co 21,228 7 0.03%
44 43 Stiller Group Dec-06 52,686 808 715 60,051 630 156 500 7 94 86 NR Evans & Son Aug-07 17,031 235 249 18,592 278 120 150 9 52 ARR Craib Transport 35,816 539 1.50% 77 STVA UK 22,382 -113 -0.50%
45 41 Roadways Container Logistics Dec-07 52,290 1,503 485 56,075 -23,676 270 600 6 95 94 Stan Robinson Group May-07 16,840 1,204 254 15,338 514 175 180 4 60 C Butt 30,752 366 1.19% 87 Seafield Logistics 19,423 -122 -0.63%
55 John G Russell (Transport) 34,089 -12 -0.04% 67 Reed Boardall Transport 25,761 -206 -0.80%
46 47 Langdon Group Dec-07 50,374 1,920 629 46,382 1,064 225 166 7 96 102 Deben Transport Aug-07 16,783 685 157 15,320 665 150 200 7
56 Amethyst Group 33,454 -218 -0.65% 98 Archbold Logistics 16,251 -210 -1.29%
47 48 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Dec-07 47,841 -4,084 273 45,577 -2,764 0 0 11 97 101 Laser Transport Int Dec-07 16,395 133 131 15,321 466 35 35 4
59 Currie European Transport 31,031 -379 -1.22% - Leggett’s Transport 11,139 -191 -1.71%
48 54 Cert Octavian Holdings Jun-07 45,305 -3,067 479 36,505 1,136 300 150 10 98 96 Archbold Logistics Dec-07 16,251 -210 152 16,477 355 150 225 6
48 Cert Octavian Holdings 45,305 -3,067 -6.77% 65 Ass. Cold Stores & T’port 26,981 -801 -2.97%
49 New Goldstar Transport Jul-07 42,820 2,755 208 35,247 1,805 180 200 6 99 87 Fergusons Transport Sep-07 16,069 252 255 13,432 -795 130 300 3 54 Culina Logistics 34,812 -2,570 -7.38% 93 Arcese UK 17,076 -578 -3.38%
50 88 Brit-European Transport (Holdings) Dec-07 41,587 1,684 346 36,520 568 170 240 6 100 98 Lenham Storage Co Aug-07 16,032 139 301 16,228 301 140 120 2 47 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics 47,841 -4,084 -8.54% - Cranleigh Freight Services 14,478 -545 -3.76% cont

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1 29 Stobart Group 108,840 421 25,752.73% 53 43 CEL Group 54,209 50,147 8.10% £100m plus turnover £10m to £30m turnover
2 6 Norbert Dentressangle UK 511,980 61,410 733.71% 54 78 Aspray Transport 22,235 20,610 7.88% 18 Bibby Distribution Holdings 4,238 14 30,171.43% - Pollock (Scotrans) 2,700 236 1044.07%

3 3 Kuehne + Nagel 923,226 336,777 174.14% 55 - Evans Transport 11,378 10,553 7.82% 3 Kuehne + Nagel 24,272 3,578 578.37% - 21st Century Logistics 153 36 325.00%
29 Stobart Group 3,521 -1,123 413.54% - EM Rogers (Transport) 174 -91 291.21%
4 93 Arcese UK 17,076 7,354 132.20% 56 52 ARR Craib Transport 35,816 33,232 7.78%
27 NFT Distribution Operations 1,070 398 168.84% 79 Taygroup 4,633 1,405 229.75%
5 61 Online 30,061 14,548 106.63% 57 4 TNT UK 810,467 757,059 7.05%
24 Nightfreight (GB) 4,184 -6,246 166.99% 66 TM Logistics 2,643 815 224.29%
6 27 NFT Distribution Operations 114,104 73,546 55.15% 58 97 Laser Transport International 16,395 15,321 7.01%
19 AutoLogic Holdings 4,600 2,000 130.00% - Yuill & Dodds 306 -341 189.74%
7 39 Hargreaves Services 64,599 44,105 46.47% 59 - John Jempson & Son 12,677 11,855 6.93%
30 Fowler Welch-Coolchain 5,879 3,113 88.85% - RT Keedwell 1,040 372 179.57%
8 40 Pentalver Transport 62,993 44,528 41.47% 60 88 The Bartrum Group 19,369 18,123 6.88% 86 Jack Richards & Son 790 -1,256 162.90%
12 NYK Logistics (UK) 8,500 5,846 45.40%
9 20 Turners (Soham) 180,402 131,237 37.46% 61 24 Nightfreight (GB) 131,963 123,525 6.83% 13 Business Post Group 14,200 9,800 44.90% 62 R Swain & Sons 1,148 460 149.57%
10 26 Clipper Group Holdings 117,586 86,184 36.44% 62 23 Gefco UK 132,644 124,178 6.82% 15 Ryder 14,400 10,179 41.47% 95 Stan Robinson Group 1,204 514 134.24%
11 1 DHL 4,079,320 3,149,760 29.51% 63 34 Gregory Distribution 78,670 74,140 6.11% 25 The RH Group 3,567 3,005 18.70% 99 Fergusons Transport 252 -795 131.70%

12 21 FedEx UK 180,103 139,299 29.29% 64 84 Grocontinental 19,938 18,827 5.90% 20 Turners (Soham) 21,028 18,113 16.09% 71 Widdowson Group 69 -320 121.56%

8 UPS 9,884 8,617 14.70% 76 London City Bond 23 -437 105.26%


13 38 Kerry Logistics (UK) 64,989 50,868 27.76% 65 - CS Ellis (Group) 10,178 9,625 5.75%
23 Gefco UK 4,369 3,867 12.98% 67 Reed Boardall Transport -206 -574 64.11%
14 57 Howard Tenens 32,446 25,865 25.44% 66 - Cranleigh Freight Services 14,478 13,701 5.67%
2 Wincanton 47,200 42,000 12.38% - Evans Transport 316 228 38.60%
15 - EM Rogers (Transport) 14,794 11,875 24.58% 67 - Rygor Group Services 12,396 11,752 5.48%
4 TNT UK 69,251 69,955 -1.01% 80 J W Suckling Transport 526 394 33.50%
16 48 Cert Octavian Holdings 45,305 36,505 24.11% 68 47 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics 47,841 45,577 4.97%
14 Home Delivery Network -20,573 -16,324 -26.03% - Wyvern Cargo 301 231 30.30%
17 5 Ceva Logistics UK 552,000 447,800 23.27% 69 55 John G Russell (Transport) 34,089 32,494 4.91% 65 Ass. Cold Stores & T’port -801 -1,073 25.35%
17 WH Malcolm 9,921 14,964 -33.70%
18 22 City Link 171,036 140,521 21.72% 70 58 MRS Distribution 31,535 30,080 4.84% 75 Circle Express 176 151 16.56%
16 DSV 7,770 16,719 -53.53%
19 49 Goldstar Transport 42,820 35,247 21.49% 71 79 Taygroup 22,031 21,024 4.79% - Massey Wilcox Transport 302 260 16.15%
26 Clipper Group Holdings 1,181 2,638 -55.23%
20 77 STVA UK 22,382 18,507 20.94% 72 62 R Swain & Sons 28,470 27,203 4.66% 68 Maxi Haulage 956 826 15.74%
28 Hoyer UK 420 1,429 -70.61%
21 85 Erith Haulage Co 19,936 16,661 19.66% 73 32 Thomas Cradley Holdings 88,088 84,245 4.56% 88 The Bartrum Group 1,005 879 14.33%
21 FedEx UK 586 6,611 -91.14%
- Alan Firmin 893 815 9.57%
22 99 Fergusons Transport 16,069 13,432 19.63% 74 69 Knowles (Transport) 25,260 24,164 4.54% 22 City Link -9,659 29,195 -133.08%
69 Knowles (Transport) 3,370 3,111 8.33%
23 72 Kammac 24,246 20,292 19.49% 75 - John Mitchell (Grangemouth) 9,660 9,260 4.32% £50m to £100m turnover
89 The Potter Group (Holdings) 1,290 1,193 8.13%
24 - Chris Hayter Transport 15,726 13,275 18.46% 76 - WH Bowker 12,033 11,538 4.29% 41 ECM (Vehicle Delivery Services) 5,297 1,774 198.59%
- F Swain & Sons 113 105 7.62%
25 7 TDG 478,000 404,200 18.26% 77 14 Home Delivery Network 315,017 302,279 4.21% 42 Europa Freight Group 2,329 1,032 125.68%
83 Redhead Freight 1,035 968 6.92%
45 Roadways Container Logistics 1,503 -23,676 106.35%
26 30 Fowler Welch-Coolchain 104,426 88,936 17.42% 78 - RT Keedwell 10,932 10,494 4.17% 78 Aspray Transport 706 666 6.01%
46 Langdon Group 1,920 1,064 80.45%
27 91 James Kemball 17,242 14,817 16.37% 79 42 Europa Freight Group 56,589 54,679 3.49% 96 Deben Transport 685 665 3.01%
34 Gregory Distribution 3,291 2,075 58.60%
28 36 Maritime Transport 68,504 58,983 16.14% 80 75 Circle Express 23,114 22,379 3.28% 70 Link Logistics 667 652 2.30%
40 Pentalver Transport 10,791 7,493 44.01%
29 - Alan Firmin 14,696 12,654 16.14% 81 67 Reed Boardall Transport 25,761 24,995 3.06% 81 Saints Transport 981 963 1.87%
31 Tuffnells Parcels Express 7,243 5,253 37.88%
90 Bowring Transport 171 174 -1.72%
30 41 ECM (Vehicle Delivery Services) 60,772 52,761 15.18% 82 90 Bowring Transport 17,371 16,882 2.90% 44 Stiller Group 808 630 28.25%
- CS Ellis (Group) 490 524 -6.49%
31 2 Wincanton 1,388,700 1,214,500 14.34% 83 80 JW Suckling Transport 21,495 20,893 2.88% 36 Maritime Transport 4,156 3,392 22.52%
91 James Kemball 647 731 -11.49%
32 51 Rhys Davies 36,208 31,682 14.29% 84 37 Canute Haulage Group 65,102 63,362 2.75% 32 Thomas Cradley Holdings 2,525 2,097 20.41%
94 NR Evans & Son 235 278 -15.47%
33 86 Jack Richards & Son 19,935 17,485 14.01% 85 25 The RH Group 122,320 119,210 2.61% 35 Great Bear Distribution 6,025 5,037 19.61%
- Rygor Group Services 87 104 -16.35%
34 50 Brit-European Transport (Holdings) 41,587 36,520 13.87% 86 9 Gist 400,000 390,000 2.56% 39 Hargreaves Services 2,263 1,934 17.01%
85 Erith Haulage Co 196 248 -20.97%
35 17 WH Malcolm 183,877 162,192 13.37% 87 28 Hoyer UK 112,329 109,608 2.48% 38 Kerry Logistics (UK) 1,483 1,617 -8.29%
73 Prestons of Potto 221 310 -28.71%
33 Lloyd Fraser Holdings 1,744 2,079 -16.11%
36 11 GeoPost 378,000 334,000 13.17% 88 71 Widdowson Group 24,500 24,008 2.05% - John Jempson & Son 105 151 -30.46%
43 CEL Group 2,172 2,653 -18.13%
37 31 Tuffnells Parcels Express 94,911 84,043 12.93% 89 15 Ryder 193,000 189,859 1.65% - Meachers Group Holdings 249 364 -31.59%
37 Canute Haulage Group 1,936 2,541 -23.81%
38 10 Parcelforce Worldwide 379,000 337,000 12.46% 90 8 UPS 425,342 419,164 1.47% 63 Owens (Road Services) 79 124 -36.29%
£30m to £50m turnover 92 Welch’s Group Holdings 286 458 -37.55%
39 35 Great Bear Distribution 75,027 67,299 11.48% 91 18 Bibby Distribution Holdings 181,042 178,611 1.36%
60 C Butt 366 6 6,000.00% 74 Elddis Transport (Consett) 133 215 -38.14%
40 - Wyvern Cargo 15,013 13,564 10.68% 92 66 TM Logistics 26,368 26,182 0.71%
61 Online 732 -561 230.48% 100 Lenham Storage Co 139 301 -53.82%
41 60 C Butt 30,752 27,820 10.54% 93 73 Prestons of Potto 23,541 23,551 -0.04% 50 Brit-European Transport (Holdings) 1,684 568 196.48% - Birds Groupage Services 522 1,149 -54.57%
42 13 Business Post Group 358,600 325,600 10.14% 94 - F Swain & Sons 15,950 16,125 -1.09% 51 Rhys Davies 917 381 140.68% 64 Boughey Distribution 535 1,399 -61.76%
43 92 Welch’s Group Holdings 17,125 15,560 10.06% 95 100 Lenham Storage Co 16,032 16,228 -1.21% 53 CM Downton 1,711 738 131.84% 84 Grocontinental 456 1,340 -65.97%
44 12 NYK Logistics (UK) 370,000 336,691 9.89% 96 64 Boughey Distribution 27,416 27,780 -1.31% 49 Goldstar Transport 2,755 1,805 52.63% 97 Laser Transport International 133 466 -71.46%
45 95 Stan Robinson Group 16,840 15,338 9.79% 97 74 Elddis Transport (Consett) 23,377 23,695 -1.34% 54 Culina Logistics -2,570 -3,357 23.44% - Chris Hayter Transport 100 427 -76.58%
46 96 Deben Transport 16,783 15,320 9.55% 98 98 Archbold Logistics 16,251 16,477 -1.37% 58 MRS Distribution 1,497 1,319 13.50% - Leggett’s Transport -191 -106 -80.19%
57 Howard Tenens 1,127 1,016 10.93% 72 Kammac 262 2,250 -88.36%
47 53 CM Downton 35,741 32,880 8.70% 99 33 Lloyd Fraser Holdings 81,139 82,290 -1.40%
52 ARR Craib Transport 539 771 -30.09% 82 White & Co 7 819 -99.15%
48 46 Langdon Group 50,374 46,382 8.61% 100 65 Ass. Cold Stores & T’port 26,981 27,369 -1.42%
47 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics -4,084 -2,764 -47.76% 98 Archbold Logistics -210 355 -159.15%
49 68 Maxi Haulage 25,304 23,299 8.61%
59 Currie European Transport -379 -207 -83.09% 77 STVA UK -113 83 -236.14%
50 63 Owens (Road Services) 28,028 25,814 8.58%
NOTE: These tables comprise only those companies for which comparable 55 John G Russell (Transport) -12 2,862 -100.42% - Cranleigh Freight Services -545 192 -383.85%
51 83 Redhead Freight 20,723 19,122 8.37%
latest and previous turnover figures were available – excluding estimates – 56 Amethyst Group -218 1,296 -116.82% 87 Seafield Logistics -122 31 -493.55%
52 56 Amethyst Group 33,454 30,888 8.31% and includes companies outside the Top 100 with a turnover of £10m-plus. 48 Cert Octavian Holdings -3,067 1,136 -369.98% 93 Arcese UK -578 -59 -879.66% cont ➜

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Sales per employee Profit per employee


Latest year Latest year Latest Latest
Latest year Change in Latest year Change in Latest year Latest Change in Latest year Latest Change in
Latest Company or Latest year sales per Latest Company or Latest year sales per Latest Company or profit per Latest Company or profit per
turnover sales per turnover sales per pre-tax profit year profit per pre-tax profit year profit per
rank trading name employees employee rank trading name employees employee rank trading name employee rank trading name employee
(£000s) employee (£000s) employee (£000s) employees employee (£000s) employees employee
ranked (£) ranked (£) ranked (£) ranked (£)

£100m plus turnover £10m to £30m turnover


23 Gefco UK 132,644 539 246,093 13.56%
£100m plus turnover £10m to £30m turnover
77 STVA UK 22,382 64 349,719 47.39%
25 The RH Group 122,320 702 174,245 1.29% 20 Turners (Soham) 21,028 1,651 12,737 7.44% 79 Taygroup 4,633 140 33,093 213.26%
93 Arcese UK 17,076 72 237,167 -3.25%
16 DSV 184,302 1,168 157,793 13.34% 15 Ryder 14,400 1,553 9,272 51.67% 69 Knowles (Transport) 3,370 123 27,398 10.97%
69 Knowles (Transport) 25,260 123 205,366 7.09%
3 Kuehne + Nagel 923,226 6,565 140,628 127.03% 23 Gefco UK 4,369 539 8,106 20.11% - Pollock (Scotrans) 2,700 160 16,875 1051.22%
85 Erith Haulage Co 19,936 112 178,000 6.84%
15 Ryder 193,000 1,553 124,276 8.99% - EM Rogers (Transport) 14,794 88 168,114 10.42% 16 DSV 7,770 1,168 6,652 -41.27% - RT Keedwell 1,040 87 11,954 166.72%
13 Business Post Group 358,600 2,985 120,134 6.89% 79 Taygroup 22,031 140 157,364 -0.45% 4 TNT UK 69,251 10,899 6,354 -2.68% 66 TM Logistics 2,643 275 9,611 244.34%
29 Stobart Group 108,840 990 109,939 56.68% - Alan Firmin 14,696 103 142,680 -4.16% 30 Fowler Welch-Coolchain 5,879 1,087 5,408 43.51% - Alan Firmin 893 103 8,670 -9.58%
20 Turners (Soham) 180,402 1,651 109,268 27.22% 91 James Kemball 17,242 128 134,703 3.64% 25 The RH Group 3,567 702 5,081 17.18% 83 Redhead Freight 1,035 161 6,429 -4.37%
8 UPS 425,342 4,032 105,492 -1.29% 90 Bowring Transport 17,371 134 129,634 -2.48% 17 WH Malcolm 9,921 1,978 5,016 -39.60% 91 James Kemball 647 128 5,055 -21.17%
21 FedEx UK 180,103 1,792 100,504 9.45% 83 Redhead Freight 20,723 161 128,714 -3.07% 89 The Potter Group (Holdings) 1,290 256 5,039 13.62%
13 Business Post Group 14,200 2,985 4,757 40.63%
30 Fowler Welch-Coolchain 104,426 1,087 96,068 -10.78% 95 Stan Robinson Group 1,204 254 4,740 135.13%
- RT Keedwell 10,932 87 125,655 -0.62% 3 Kuehne + Nagel 24,272 6,565 3,697 461.81%
17 WH Malcolm 183,877 1,978 92,961 3.28%
97 Laser Transport International 16,395 131 125,153 4.56% 29 Stobart Group 3,521 990 3,557 101.90% 88 The Bartrum Group 1,005 215 4,674 12.74%
12 NYK Logistics (UK) 370,000 4,000 92,500 1.16%
- Wyvern Cargo 15,013 120 125,108 7.92% 8 UPS 9,884 4,032 2,451 11.57% 68 Maxi Haulage 956 215 4,447 32.96%
28 Hoyer UK 112,329 1,297 86,607 4.46%
- Yuill & Dodds 12,090 100 120,900 19.74% 19 AutoLogic Holdings 4,600 2,120 2,170 153.00% 96 Deben Transport 685 157 4,363 -4.87%
19 AutoLogic Holdings 180,700 2,120 85,236 6.24%
68 Maxi Haulage 25,304 215 117,693 24.77% - CS Ellis (Group) 490 124 3,952 -11.77%
10 Parcelforce Worldwide 379,000 4,464 84,901 5.21% 2 Wincanton 47,200 22,000 2,145 8.01%
98 Archbold Logistics 16,251 152 106,914 -0.07% - Birds Groupage Services 522 147 3,551 -52.71%
7 TDG 478,000 5,849 81,723 15.59% 12 NYK Logistics (UK) 8,500 4,000 2,125 33.84%
96 Deben Transport 16,783 157 106,898 1.18% 86 Jack Richards & Son 790 230 3,435 151.14%
9 Gist 400,000 4,900 81,633 29.77% 18 Bibby Distribution Holdings 4,238 2,265 1,871 30,906.50%
- Birds Groupage Services 15,207 147 103,449 0.30% 62 R Swain & Sons 1,148 342 3,357 167.08%
18 Bibby Distribution Holdings 181,042 2,265 79,930 3.82% 24 Nightfreight (GB) 4,184 2,369 1,766 166.17%
- Massey Wilcox Transport 10,505 102 102,990 3.17% - Yuill & Dodds 306 100 3,060 210.38%
27 NFT Distribution Operations 114,104 1,524 74,871 60.34% 27 NFT Distribution Operations 1,070 1,524 702 177.84%
- F Swain & Sons 15,950 158 100,949 -15.48% - Massey Wilcox Transport 302 102 2,961 22.99%
4 TNT UK 810,467 10,899 74,362 5.25% 26 Clipper Group Holdings 1,181 1,886 626 -60.71%
- John Jempson & Son 12,677 130 97,515 6.93%
5 Ceva Logistics UK 552,000 7,700 71,688 n/a 81 Saints Transport 981 350 2,803 4.49%
21 FedEx UK 586 1,792 327 -92.50%
- Evans Transport 11,378 117 97,248 0.45%
2 Wincanton 1,388,700 22,000 63,123 9.90% - Evans Transport 316 117 2,701 29.12%
28 Hoyer UK 420 1,297 324 -70.04%
- Meachers Group Holdings 14,996 155 96,748 10.62%
26 Clipper Group Holdings 117,586 1,886 62,347 19.73% - Wyvern Cargo 301 120 2,508 27.05%
66 TM Logistics 26,368 275 95,884 6.94% 14 Home Delivery Network -20,573 7,311 -2,814 -29.43%
24 Nightfreight (GB) 131,963 2,369 55,704 5.52% - EM Rogers Transport 174 88 1,977 269.43%
76 London City Bond 23,062 242 95,298 -24.34% 22 City Link -9,659 3,376 -2,861 -123.18%
6 Norbert Dentressangle UK 511,980 9,296 55,075 -40.81% 80 JW Suckling Transport 526 278 1,892 30.62%
88 The Bartrum Group 19,369 215 90,088 5.38% £50m to £100m turnover
22 City Link 171,036 3,376 50,662 -14.73% 85 Erith Haulage Co 196 112 1,750 -29.44%
86 Jack Richards & Son 19,935 230 86,674 -7.30% 40 Pentalver Transport 10,791 356 30,312 9.22%
14 Home Delivery Network 315,017 7,311 43,088 7.02% 84 Grocontinental 456 268 1,701 -68.51%
62 R Swain & Sons 28,470 342 83,246 12.00% 41 ECM (Vehicle Delivery Services) 5,297 505 10,489 160.75%
£50m to £100m turnover - Meachers Group Holdings 249 155 1,606 -17.02%
- CS Ellis (Group) 10,178 124 82,081 -0.22% 38 Kerry Logistics (UK) 1,483 196 7,566 -11.09%
38 Kerry Logistics (UK) 64,989 196 331,577 23.85% 78 Aspray Transport 706 501 1,409 -7.11%
- Leggett’s Transport 11,139 136 81,904 9.26% 36 Maritime Transport 4,156 556 7,475 3.13%
40 Pentalver Transport 62,993 356 176,947 7.29% 92 Welch’s Group Holdings 286 221 1,294 -36.14%
- WH Bowker 12,033 148 81,304 2.18% 35 Great Bear Distribution 6,025 945 6,376 14.05%
32 Thomas Cradley Holdings 88,088 560 157,300 10.16%
90 Bowring Transport 171 134 1,276 -6.86%
42 Europa Freight Group 56,589 421 134,416 4.23% 73 Prestons of Potto 23,541 302 77,950 4.59% 42 Europa Freight Group 2,329 421 5,532 127.29%
- Pollock (Scotrans) 12,450 160 77,813 -2.58% 64 Boughey Distribution 535 451 1,186 -62.70%
36 Maritime Transport 68,504 556 123,209 -2.24% 32 Thomas Cradley Holdings 2,525 560 4,509 26.86%
92 Welch’s Group Holdings 17,125 221 77,489 12.55% 70 Link Logistics 667 649 1,028 7.82%
41 ECM (Vehicle Delivery Services) 60,772 505 120,341 0.59% 43 CEL Group 2,172 491 4,424 -28.64%
80 JW Suckling Transport 21,495 278 77,320 0.66% 97 Laser Transport International 133 131 1,015 -72.11%
43 CEL Group 54,209 491 110,405 -5.77% 31 Tuffnells Parcels Express 7,243 1,751 4,136 27.57%
75 Circle Express 23,114 299 77,304 -3.28% 99 Fergusons Transport 252 255 988 126.23%
45 Roadways Container Logistics 52,290 485 107,814 11.13% 34 Gregory Distribution 3,291 1,029 3,198 56.44%
67 Reed Boardall Transport 25,761 341 75,545 3.37% 94 NR Evans & Son 235 249 944 -12.75%
46 Langdon Group 50,374 629 80,086 2.05% 45 Roadways Container Logistics 1,503 485 3,099 107.57%
35 Great Bear Distribution 75,027 945 79,394 6.29% 84 Grocontinental 19,938 268 74,396 -2.00% - John Jempson & Son 105 130 808 -30.46%
46 Langdon Group 1,920 629 3,052 69.55%
34 Gregory Distribution 78,670 1,029 76,453 4.67% - Rygor Group Services 12,396 171 72,491 4.25% 73 Prestons of Potto 221 302 732 -25.40%
39 Hargreaves Services 2,263 948 2,387 -5.70%
37 Canute Haulage Group 65,102 878 74,148 4.15% 87 Seafield Logistics 19,423 269 72,204 4.62% - 21st Century Logistics 153 210 729 434.29%
37 Canute Haulage Group 1,936 878 2,205 -22.77%
44 Stiller Group 52,686 715 73,687 18.90% 65 Ass. Cold Stores & T’port 26,981 377 71,568 8.00% - F Swain & Sons 113 158 715 -8.05%
- 21st Century Logistics 14,931 210 71,100 8.85% 33 Lloyd Fraser Holdings 1,744 1,433 1,217 -17.28%
39 Hargreaves Services 64,599 948 68,142 18.04% 75 Circle Express 176 299 589 9.15%
33 Lloyd Fraser Holdings 81,139 1,433 56,622 -2.77% 89 The Potter Group (Holdings) 17,749 256 69,332 3.44% 44 Stiller Group 808 715 1,130 73.86%
72 Kammac 262 468 560 -87.68%
31 Tuffnells Parcels Express 94,911 1,751 54,204 4.48% 94 NR Evans & Son 17,031 249 68,398 -5.45% £30m to £50m turnover - Rygor Group Services 87 171 509 -17.32%
£30m to £50m turnover 95 Stan Robinson Group 16,840 254 66,299 10.22% 49 Goldstar Transport 2,755 208 13,245 17.41% 100 Lenham Storage Co 139 301 462 -56.28%
49 Goldstar Transport 42,820 208 205,865 -6.55% 74 Elddis Transport (Consett) 23,377 357 65,482 1.15% 50 Brit-European Transport (Holdings) 1,684 346 4,867 214.47% - Chris Hayter Transport 100 249 402 -79.59%
47 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics 47,841 273 175,242 -4.64% 71 Widdowson Group 24,500 380 64,474 2.85% 53 CM Downton 1,711 385 4,444 122.81% 74 Elddis Transport (Consett) 133 357 373 -36.58%
59 Currie European Transport 31,031 235 132,047 17.03% - Chris Hayter Transport 15,726 249 63,157 3.24% 58 MRS Distribution 1,497 354 4,229 21.83% 71 Widdowson Group 69 380 182 121.73%
50 Brit-European Transport (Holdings) 41,587 346 120,194 20.79% 99 Fergusons Transport 16,069 255 63,016 -1.01% 57 Howard Tenens 1,127 309 3,647 -0.92% 63 Owens (Road Services) 79 480 165 -40.40%
52 ARR Craib Transport 35,816 300 119,387 5.98% 81 Saints Transport 21,373 350 61,066 0.19% 61 Online 732 274 2,672 170.48% 76 London City Bond 23 242 95 105.42%
61 Online 30,061 274 109,712 11.61% 64 Boughey Distribution 27,416 451 60,789 -3.72% 51 Rhys Davies 917 467 1,964 114.40% 82 White & Co 7 464 15 -99.15%
57 Howard Tenens 32,446 309 105,003 12.05% - Cranleigh Freight Services 14,478 239 60,577 6.11%
52 ARR Craib Transport 539 300 1,797 -31.26% 87 Seafield Logistics -122 269 -454 -556.46%
48 Cert Octavian Holdings 45,305 479 94,582 10.89% 63 Owens (Road Services) 28,028 480 58,392 1.56%
60 C Butt 366 403 908 5939.45% 67 Reed Boardall Transport -206 341 -604 64.01%
53 CM Downton 35,741 385 92,834 4.47% 100 Lenham Storage Co 16,032 301 53,262 -6.46%
55 John G Russell (Transport) -12 455 -26 -100.40% 98 Archbold Logistics -210 152 -1,382 -159.93%
58 MRS Distribution 31,535 354 89,082 12.54% 72 Kammac 24,246 468 51,808 26.38%
56 Amethyst Group -218 420 -519 -116.06% - Leggett’s Transport -191 136 -1,404 -121.26%
56 Amethyst Group 33,454 420 79,652 3.41% 82 White & Co 21,228 464 45,750 -3.63%
59 Currie European Transport -379 235 -1,613 -126.72% 77 STVA UK -113 64 -1,766 -265.93%
51 Rhys Davies 36,208 467 77,533 1.80% 78 Aspray Transport 22,235 501 44,381 -5.47%
60 C Butt 30,752 403 76,308 9.44% 54 Culina Logistics -2,570 518 -4,961 5.71% 65 Ass. Cold Stores & T’port -801 377 -2,125 18.22%
70 Link Logistics 24,920 649 38,398 -3.24%
55 John G Russell (Transport) 34,089 455 74,921 -1.09% 48 Cert Octavian Holdings -3,067 479 -6,403 -341.24% - Cranleigh Freight Services -545 239 -2,280 -385.04%
NOTE: This table is based solely on those companies for which latest and previous-year
54 Culina Logistics 34,812 518 67,205 -12.85% sales and employee figures were available. 47 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics -4,084 273 -14,960 -34.23% 93 Arcese UK -578 72 -8,028 -308.19% cont

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Notes to tables for the integration. In its final year as an independent


company Culina made a £3.5m profit on a turnover of
(RCL) are both owned by Maersk. On 20 November, RCL
was sold to Aegeus Transport.
The tables were finalised on 17 November. We have taken £90m and the directors anticipate that the combined ■ Prestons of Potto is the trading style of Richard Preston
all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of our business will generate a turnover of approximately & Son.
calculations. Tables show turnover and pre-tax profit £125m in its first full year. ■ Rhys Davies Freight Logistics underwent an MBO in May.
figures generated solely or primarily from the UK ■ Derek Cooper (Transport)’s assets were acquired by ■ Ryder’s figures include rental and contract hire vehicles.
transport activities of the businesses concerned unless Turners (Soham) and Matthews International in January. ■ Saints Transport’s figures include the combined pre-
otherwise stated. Figures shown for employees are for ■ Dodds Group, well-known for its 21st Century Logistics tax profit from Saints Transport and Saints Transport
those employed solely or primarily in the UK. Those for operation, acquired part of Les Knight Transport from the (Heathrow).
trucks and other vehicles, trailers and depots relate to administrators in October. ■ Stiller Group acquired James Durran Transport in April.
the UK. Growth in turnover table includes companies ■ DSV acquired Roadferry in March. ■ Stobart Group acquired James Irlam & Sons for £59.9m
outside the Top 100 with a turnover of £10m-plus. ■ FedEx UK figures to 31 May 2007 cover 14 months. in March and the chilled and ambient activities of
■ Hargreaves also has a variety of energy, commodities Innovate, which was in administration, in July for
■ Alan Firmin’s turnover and profit figures include and industrial activities. Its total turnover in the year to 31 £913,000. Stobart Group was formed through merger in
income from farming and property rental. May 2008 was £404.9m. September 2007 when the group, previously known as
■ Arcese UK’s growth in turnover in 2007 was due largely ■ Howard Tenens also has interests in property the Westbury Property Fund, acquired Stobart Holdings.
to a new contract with Case New Holland. development, management and retailing. Total turnover Figures to February 2008 are for 14 months.
■ Archbold Logistics acquired Direct Pallet Services in to 30 September 2007 was £62.9m. ■ Taygroup’s figures to March 2008 are the first since it
September. ■ John G Russell (Transport)’s turnover to 31 March 2007 consolidated its subsidiaries Bee Line Transport and
■ Ballyvesey Holdings does not report separately on its excludes £9.98m generated by the production of chest Taylored Lines into one business.
transport activities in its annual accounts. The company freezers. ■ Thomas Cradley Holdings (TCH) includes Suttons
also operates commercial vehicle dealerships and ■ K-Line took control of Ralph Morton in January adding Tankers, Suttons Distribution and Suttons International.
manufactures trailers. In the year to 30 September 2007 to its existing container haulier James Kemball. £55.9m of TCH’s total turnover to April 2008 was
it made a pre-tax profit of £2.03m on a turnover of ■ Kammac’s turnover figure to 31 December 2007 generated by its UK activities.
£256.8m. That compares with a pre-tax loss of £948,000 includes revenue generated by its keg and cask ■ TDG was acquired by Laxey Partners for £222m in
on a turnover of £251.5m in the previous year. manufacturing and repair activities and a micro brewery. October. Group turnover in 2007 was £669.5m and pre-
■ City Link turnover figures exclude share of franchisees. ■ London City Bond’s figures to 30 September 2006 run tax profit was £15.7m.
■ Clipper Group’s turnover and profit figures include the from 1 April 2005. ■ Welch’s garage operating and crane hire activities
activities of truck dealership Northern Commercials. It ■ Norbert Dentressangle’s figures for 2007 include contributed £4.83m and £641,000 respectively to its total
contributed £34.34m to the group’s turnover in the year to revenue from the acquisition of Christian Salvesen. turnover to 31 December 2007.
April 2007 compared with £14.4m in the previous year; it ■ Online is owned by Pass J Holdings and the figures to ■ WH Bowker’s total turnover to 31 December 2006 was
was acquired in December 2005. 31 January 2007 run from 1 January 2006. £95.5m with £83.5m contributed by its vehicle dealerships.
■ Culina Logistics was integrated into Baylis Logistics on ■ Parcelforce Worldwide owner Royal Mail Holdings ■ Wincanton acquired Hanbury Davies in January for
12 March 2008. The directors state in their annual report made a pre-tax loss of £77m in the 53 weeks to 30 March £25m and CEL Group for £19.5m in November.
to 31 March 2008 that the results for that year reflect the 2008 on a turnover of £9,238m. Wincanton’s total group turnover to 31 March 2008 was
substantial reorganisation costs incurred in preparation ■ Pentalver Transport and Roadways Container Logistics £2,164.7m with a pre-tax profit of £36.7m.

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