Volunteers hit the streets for Pass It On’s spring campaign

Tuesday, 18 May, 2021|Categories: News|

Volunteers will be visiting 10 cities including Manchester, Birmingham, Brighton, Coventry and Oxford over the next two weeks. Homeless charity Pass It On’s spring campaign kicks off this week (17- 28 May), as volunteers set out to visit cities across the UK to personally deliver care packs to homeless communities. Volunteers will be working [...]

Smiths News proudly sponsors award-winning WooFest

Wednesday, 12 May, 2021|Categories: News|

Smiths News is delighted to sponsor Woo Fest 2021 – an award-winning music festival for all ages that raises funds for St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester. Now in its seventh year, this year's Woo Fest is set to be virtual, taking place on Saturday 19 June. Organised by Luke Simons, Account Director at [...]

Smiths News PLC announces interim results

Wednesday, 5 May, 2021|Categories: News|

Today Smiths News PLC announced its results for the first half of the financial year – confirming the resilience of its markets through the Covid-19 pandemic. Jonathan Bunting, Chief Executive Officer, commented: "In what has been challenging circumstances, we have made good progress with our plans to focus operations and deliver improved [...]

Smiths News shortlisted for Innovation of the Year award

Friday, 30 April, 2021|Categories: Awards, News|

Smiths News has been shortlisted for the Innovation of the Year award at this year's PPA Awards for its pioneering introduction of electronic point of sale (EPoS) based returns. Now in its 41st year, the PPA Awards recognise, celebrate and elevate the achievements and progress made across the UK publishing and media [...]

Excellence expertise and energy – Instore is recognised at industry awards

Monday, 15 February, 2021|Categories: Awards, News|

The Silver Award for Retail Field Experience recognised the excellence of Instore’s sales promotion of Glanbia’s sports nutrition through Dhamecha cash and carry outlets in London. Working closely with both client and outlets the team introduced the products to hundreds of new customers, actively selling in orders with displays and face to [...]

Smiths News Premier Club partners with Newspro

Wednesday, 2 September, 2020|Categories: News|

It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce Smiths News Premier Club has partnered with Newspro to offer retailers the best of a combined promotions and category support offer. Smiths News are partnering with Newspro to give our customers an even better service, sales growth and cost saving potential. [...]

Winter 2020 campaign supports more than 1000 vulnerable people

Thursday, 5 March, 2020|Categories: News|

A Connect Group initiative to support vulnerable people known as Pass It On saw more than 6,000 items donated to over 1,000 people living in cities and towns across the UK this winter. Sleeping bags, coats, blankets, food packages and more were handed out during the campaign. Run by volunteers from the company, Pass [...]

Jon Bunting appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer

Wednesday, 6 November, 2019|Categories: News|

Connect Group has today appointed Jon Bunting as its Interim Chief Executive Officer. Jon assumes his new position as Connect announces a strategic review of Tuffnells, one of its core businesses. The review will consider the actions and investments needed to create a sustainable recovery for Tuffnells, looking as well at the long-term prospects [...]

Smiths News launches new initiative to help boost customer profits

Thursday, 12 September, 2019|Categories: News|

Leading national magazine and newspaper wholesaler, Smiths News, is helping its independent customers make the most of their cash flow with the launch of a new initiative that allows them to defer payments for collectable deliveries until four weeks after receipt. Generating more than £40m in retail sales value per year, the collectables market [...]

Smiths News wins big at RosPA Awards

Friday, 7 June, 2019|Categories: Awards, News|

Distribution company Connect Group is celebrating after its businesses Smiths News and Tuffnells were awarded industry leading gold standard awards for health and safety by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). Presented at a ceremony held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, all ten sites in the running took achievement awards home, [...]

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