Eddie Stobart brings in Tesco man as new CEO

Alex Laffey, former distribution director at Tesco, is to become chief executive officer of Eddie Stobart Logistics. From 5th May he will take over from William Stobart, who is taking up the new role of executive chairman. A spokesman said the change was designed to strengthen Stobart’s senior management “ensuring the optimal level of resource

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Profits up 18.6pc at Ceva

Ceva Logistics saw an 18.6 per cent rise in first quarter EBITDA, up from $43m for the first three months of 2014 to $51m for the three months ending 31 March 2015. First quarter revenue of $1,776 million was up 4.6 per cent in constant currency and down 4.8 per cent as reported. Adjusted for

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Logistics companies at forefront of hiring apprentices

Logistics companies are among the leaders in hiring young apprentices, according to Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership, which has launched a campaign to boost career and apprenticeship opportunities available locally. Many Northamptonshire companies and industry bodies have already signed up to support the Bright Futures campaign will run throughout 2015. It profiles prominent local employers already investing

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Norbert lands multi-million pound pipe deal

Pipe producer Radius Systems has contracted Norbert Dentressangle to manage UK distribution of its specialist polyethylene piping in a five-year multi-million pound agreement. Norbert Dentressangle has been appointed to manage deliveries from the company’s production facility at South Normanton in Derbyshire. The Red Inside dedicated service will involve distribution across 30 routes on a daily

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Business wins increase 14pc at Ceva

New business wins rose 14 per cent at Ceva in 2014, with ocean freight wins up 30 per cent and air freight wins up 14 per cent. The company said the new business pipeline was the strongest for two years. Fourth quarter revenue of $2 billion was up 3.5 per cent in constant currency and

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Norbert to recruit 100 apprentices

Norbert Dentressangle plans to recruit 100 apprentices this year in a relaunched scheme with increased rates of pay and introduction of dedicated apprentice development programmes. Since the launch of its first scheme in September 2013 it has recruited 170 apprentices. Every apprentice is guaranteed a job at the end of the scheme. “We couldn’t be

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TNT UK (Domestics) appoints new Managing Director

Marianne Culver, an experienced leader in business turnaround and transformation, has been appointed as TNT UK’s new Managing Director with immediate effect. A senior international executive with significant P&L experience in the global Distribution sector and more than 25 years’ experience of driving profitable growth and business transformation, Marianne has worked across four continents in

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