Smiths News launches recycling collection service for retailers

Wednesday, 27 July, 2022|Categories: News|

Smiths News has launched a low-cost daily recycling collection service to help its independent customers in the West Midlands and North West to manage soft plastic and bulky cardboard packaging left over from trips to the cash-and-carry and stock deliveries.  Those participating in the new scheme are provided with bags to put [...]

Milena Kowalska wins NMA Young Achiever of the Year award

Friday, 20 May, 2022|Categories: Awards, News|

Smiths News’ Birmingham Warehouse Manager, Milena Kowalska, has been crowned Young Achiever of the Year at the 2022 Newspaper & Magazines Awards – prestigious accolades that celebrate and acknowledge the outstanding contributions of those working in the newspaper and publishing industry. Milena was presented with her award on 12 May at the [...]

Smiths News PLC Announce Interim Results

Wednesday, 4 May, 2022|Categories: News|

Today Smiths News PLC announced its results for the first half of the financial year and was pleased to report progress in line with or ahead of expectations. Jonathon Bunting, Chief Executive Officer commented: “The combination of resilient sales, well-structured cost planning and revenue gains has been the foundation of a pleasing [...]

Smiths News Triumphs at RoSPA Awards

Friday, 8 April, 2022|Categories: Awards, News|

Smiths News has been triumphant in the 2022 RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Awards, winning an amazing 13 gold accolades. We are delighted that 11 of our sites – Hemel Hempstead, Hornsea, Nottingham, Birmingham, London Travel News (LTN), Newport, Bristol, Newcastle, Stockport, Liverpool and Southampton – took gold in the Achievement category, [...]

Smiths News appoints new Operations Director

Tuesday, 25 January, 2022|Categories: News|

Smiths News is delighted to announce that Lucy Robertson has been appointed as the company's new Operations Director. Lucy is taking over from Phil Adams, who, after 43 years of exceptional service with the business, will be retiring at the end of this month (January 2022). Jon Bunting, Smiths News CEO, said: [...]

Smiths News appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Tuesday, 17 August, 2021|Categories: News|

Smiths News is pleased to announce that Paul Baker has been appointed as the company's new Chief Financial Officer, starting in October 2021. Paul is a highly experienced senior executive, with extensive and relevant financial and business transformation experience, most recently as Integration Director at Compass Group plc. Prior to that, he [...]

Smiths News’ CEO discusses company’s future plans in TV interview

Thursday, 29 July, 2021|Categories: News|

Smiths News CEO Jon Bunting was interviewed by Edison TV this week – Edison Group’s platform to showcase its clients – exploring the ways in which the company is embracing an exciting future. During the interview, Jon discusses the competitive advantages of Smiths News’ strong market position and what it means to be [...]

Woo Fest line-up announced!

Friday, 11 June, 2021|Categories: News|

With the big day rapidly approaching (19 June), the Woo Fest line-up has now been announced! Click here to view the Woo Fest line-up. Woo Fest is an award-winning music festival for all ages that raises funds for St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester and this year is going virtual. Organised by Luke Simons, Account Director [...]

Pass It On wins Philanthropist of the Year at NMAs

Thursday, 3 June, 2021|Categories: Awards, News|

Pass It On is delighted to announce that it has won the NewstrAid Philanthropist of the Year award at the ACE 2021 Newspaper and Magazine Awards (NMAs). Now in its 70th year, the NMAs celebrate achievements within the publishing industry. The NewstrAid Philanthropist of the Year award heralds the individual, group or business [...]

Smiths News diverts 100% of its waste from landfill

Thursday, 3 June, 2021|Categories: News|

All thanks to its new partnership with waste services provider Veolia. As the UK’s leading newspaper and magazine wholesaler, Smiths News is committed to its environmental responsibilities – and to delivering its ambitious recycling and waste diversion targets to minimise its impact on the planet. Cheryl Smith, Soft Services & Environmental Manager, explained: “We had [...]

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