Gregory Distribution battles pandemic to boost profits

Despite being ‘significantly impacted’ by the Covid-19 pandemic, Gregory Distribution Holdings has rallied, with profits up by a third, according to its latest annual results.

Reporting its results for the year ending 3 October 2020, the Exeter-based haulier revealed that pre-tax profit had jumped to £11m (2019: £8m) whilst turnover had dipped slightly to £238.3m (2019: £238.9m).

The family-owned firm operates a fleet of over 1,000 vehicles and around 1,900 trailers and employs over 2,700 staff across 35 locations including depots in Exeter, Plymouth, Shepton Mallet, Cullompton, Bristol, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Stockton-on-Tees, Great Yarmouth and Cumbernauld.

The company is part of a group that includes Hayton Coulthard Transport and ARR Craib Transport and is a member of both Palletline and Palletways. It specialises in ambient and temperature controlled palletised services, as well as ambient and chilled warehousing.

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