Shona Robertson Rising Star of the Year 2024 Newspaper & Magazines Award

Friday, 24 May, 2024|Categories: Awards, News|

Smiths News’ Process Manager, Shona Robertson was awarded Rising Star of the Year award at the 2024 Newspaper & Magazines Awards – a prestigious awards ceremony, that celebrate and acknowledge the outstanding contributions of those working in the newspaper and publishing industry. Shona was presented with her award on 22nd May at the [...]

Smiths News announces 2024 Interim Results

Thursday, 2 May, 2024|Categories: News|

Today, Smiths News PLC announced its interim results for 2024. A continued, solid performance across the first half of FY2024, with Growth strategy continuing to progress and will make an increasing contribution to the Company’s profits. Jonathan Bunting, Chief Executive Officer, commented: "I am pleased to report solid performance across the first half [...]

Smiths News join the IOC at the Lord Mayor’s Show

Tuesday, 21 November, 2023|Categories: News|

On 11th November 2023, Smiths News joined the Institute of Couriers and ten other express brands to showcase clean air delivery at the Lord Mayor's Show. The Show is one of the best-known annual events in the city; a vibrant parade which takes part in a three-mile-long procession to mark the Lord [...]

Smiths News announce new contract with National World plc

Monday, 13 November, 2023|Categories: News|

After National World PLC announced its acquisition of Midland News Association (MNA) on 29th September 2023, Smiths News are happy to announce the distribution of MNA titles. Based on current sales, this collaboration will bring in an extra approximate c£4.5 million in revenue and an additional 300 special delivery drops every day. [...]

Smiths News PLC announces 2023 Preliminary Results

Wednesday, 8 November, 2023|Categories: News|

Today, Smiths News PLC announced its preliminary results for 2023. Performance is ahead of full year market expectations with strong reductions in both average and bank net debt and excellent progress in renewing contracts and focusing on adding scale to our new Growth revenues. Jonathan Bunting, CEO, said: “Smiths News has delivered [...]

Smiths News announce extension of News UK Contract to London Areas

Tuesday, 17 October, 2023|Categories: News|

Today, Smiths News announce extension of News UK Contract to London Areas. Following the announcement on 12 April 2023  of Smiths News having secured a new five year contract through to 2029 with News UK & Ireland Limited (publisher of The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times), Smiths News is pleased [...]

Smiths News PLC announces 2023 Interim Results

Wednesday, 3 May, 2023|Categories: News|

Today, Smiths News PLC announced its interim results for 2023. Over the last 12 months, our core sales have benefitted from strong cover price rises across the newspaper sector; we see this as a consequence of inflationary pressures rather than a structural change in the market. Revenue and volumes are expected to return [...]

Smiths News to attend the National Convenience Show 2023 at NEC Birmingham

Wednesday, 19 April, 2023|Categories: News|

Whether you’re a new or existing customer, come and find out about Smiths News latest initiatives in the independent retail sector; helping to drive your business growth. We are pleased to announce that we will be attending the National Convenience Show at NEC in Birmingham on 24-26 April. The National Convenience Show [...]

Smiths News announce contract renewal with News UK

Wednesday, 12 April, 2023|Categories: News|

Smiths News is pleased to announce that it has successfully secured a new 5 year long-term contract with News UK & Ireland Limited, publisher of ‘The Sun’, ‘The Times’ and ‘The Sunday Times’. The new agreement with News UK is for all of Smiths News’ current distribution territories in the UK through [...]

Smiths News Lidia Popa wins Newstraid Excellence Award for Industry Heroes

Wednesday, 5 April, 2023|Categories: Awards, News|

Lidia Popa from Smiths News Birmingham was awarded the Newstraid Excellence Award... Industry Charity NewstrAid recently launched a new award to recognise people from the newspaper and magazine industry who have provided exceptional support to newstrade colleagues. The award  aims to celebrate individuals from the newstrade who have gone that extra mile [...]

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