Anderson Group ‘Withdraws Support’

THE ANDERSON Group is considering whether to close down two of its haulage operations, as it begins to make redundancies at both Sam Anderson (Newhouse) and T McMillan Transport.
The group, based at Motherwell, Lanarkshire, said low profitability of both haulage companies, combined with the Covid-19 pandemic had triggered its decision to cut jobs.
Sam Anderson (Newhouse) specialises in container transportation, a sector hit by both Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic, while T McMillan (Transport) is a general haulage company and operates 15 trucks and 40 trailers.
Both reported pre-tax losses when they filed annual results on 31 December 2018, which combined totalled more than £650,000.
In a statement the Anderson Group said: ‘The latest economic situation adds further pressure, and the group has taken the decision to withdraw ongoing support for these two operations, to focus efforts on the core business.’
The Anderson Group includes haulage firms F Short & Son and B Mullen & Son, dealership Northside Truck and Van, and property division Anderson Commercial (Newhouse).

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