YORKSHIRE based temperature-controlled food storage and distribution business Reed Boardall has battled through one of the most difficult years in its 30 year history as the industry reeled from Covid lockdowns, rising labour, fuel and energy costs, as well as the UK-wide HGV driver shortage.
In the year to March 2022, turnover grew by 6.2% compared with the previous year, rising from £69.8m to £74.1m. However, in the face of extremely difficult trading conditions, the company sustained a £4.1m loss before taxation.
Marcus Boardall, chief executive of Reed Boardall, said: “We are however starting to bear the fruits of proactive initiatives. Over the last year, we have trained over 20 new recruits enabling them to become qualified drivers.”