We're always proud to be recognised by industry organisations, and also for our community work. You can find information on our most recent award wins here.
Smiths News wins Supply Chain Company of the Year, 2017
Smiths News has claimed a top national accolade at the ACE (Association of Circulation Executives) Newspaper & Magazine Awards. The prestigious award recognises the best in the industry’s supply chain, with Smiths News impressing the judges with its efforts to understand its customers and help deliver real value through a range of offers.
Smiths News and Pass My Parcel wins Supply Chain Innovation Project of the Year award 2015
Smiths News and its parcel delivery service ‘Pass My Parcel’ has won The Supply Chain Innovation Project of the Year Award at this year’s Hermes Retail Week Supply Chain Awards. The award was presented to Smiths News and Amazon, its first client along with third party IT solution providers NetDespatch and Blackbay who have collaborated to create the technology behind Pass My Parcel. It recognises Smiths News’ innovative solution to utilise its existing distribution network and infrastructure to launch Pass My Parcel, which enables Amazon’s customers to collect their parcels through Smiths News’ network of independent convenience stores. The judges’ commented how they were impressed by the way Smiths News has completely reinvented its operating approach with its innovative approach to fulfilment.
Smiths News depots win gold for Health & Safety at the 2016 RoSPA awards
Smiths News distribution centres at Reading, Birmingham, Newcastle and Langley won gold standard awards at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) 2016 gala dinner in Birmingham. The wins recognise the Company’s commitment to improving safety and minimising accidents.
The internationally recognised awards are a highly sought-after accolade across various sectors, offering the opportunity for organisations to prove their ongoing commitment to raising health and safety standards.
Jack’s beans finalist in CIM Marketing Excellence Awards 2015
Jack’s beans Coffee Company have been shortlisted as a finalist in the brand management category for the CIM Marketing Excellence Awards 2015. To be shortlisted as a finalist is fantastic news for Jack’s beans, especially as the Smiths News brand only recently celebrated its first birthday. Representatives from Jack’s beans Coffee Company and the marketing agency HRG who helped launch the brand will attend the awards night to see who will be announced as the winners on the 27 April 2015 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
Smiths News wins Support Services Provider of the Year Award 2015
Smiths News has been awarded with the Support Services Provider of the Year Award at this year’s ACE Press Awards. The award recognises Smiths News’ innovation and commitment to the supply chain. The judges were impressed with Smiths News’ level of service improvement and recognised its innovation, in particular its launch of SNapp, the customer-focused mobile app which was developed in partnership with retailers, enabling them to manage their newspapers and magazine supplies at a touch of a button. The ACE Press Awards are the highest accolade in British publishing and circulation.
Smiths News is SAP Regional Quality Award Winner for entire SAP EMEA Region 2015
Smiths News has been awarded an SAP Silver Quality Award in the mobility innovation category after entering the SAP Regional Quality Awards for the entire SAP Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. In December 2014, Smiths News won the SAP Excellence Quality Award for its mobile app SNapp in the mobility innovation category for the SAP UK & Ireland market. As an excellence winner, Smiths News’ nomination went through to the Regional Quality Awards within EMEA region and we have now been awarded the silver quality award. Representatives from Smiths News with their systems integration partner Keytree will be presented with the award at SAP’s global Headquarters in Walldorf, Germany on 28th April 2015.
Smiths News Reading wins silver in the RoSPA Awards 2015
Smiths News’ Reading site has been recognised for their health and safety practices by being awarded Silver in the Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2015 by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). This is a fantastic achievement in an area that is particularly important in our industry. Smiths News representatives will be presented with the award at the awards ceremony which will be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on 14 July, 2015. David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “The RoSPA Awards encourage improvement in occupational health and safety management. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as Smiths News Reading, contribute to raising standards overall and we congratulate them.”
Smiths News wins SAP Quality Award 2014
Smiths News is the Excellence Winner of the SAP UKI Quality Awards in the Mobility Innovation category. This award recognises the planning and execution of their SAP software implementation in SNapp, their mobile app. Representatives from Smiths News with their systems integration partner Keytree were presented with the award at the SAP UKI Awards Dinner in London on 27th November.
Smiths News Newcastle wins Wholesaler of the Year Award at NFRN Awards 2014
Retailers and industry experts were honoured at the 11th annual National Federation of Retail Newsagents Awards, which took place on 14 October in London. Smiths News’ Newcastle Distribution Centre was presented with the News Wholesale House of the Year Award during the celebration evening at London’s Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, where 20 awards were presented to those who had made an exceptional contribution to the success of the independent retailing world.
Smiths News wins CAST User of the Year Award 2013
Jonathan Denton, Business Development Manager was awarded the CAST User of the Year Award at the Barloworld Supply Chain Software Annual Awards in November 2013. The Barloworld Supply Chain Software award ceremony is held each year to celebrate and recognise the contributions made by an individual through their use of CAST - a sophisticated software programme which Smiths News is using to support their supply chain strategy.
Smiths News Peterborough picks up Wholesaler of the Year Award at NFRN 2013
Retailers and industry experts were honoured at the 10th annual National Federation of Retail Newsagents Awards, which took place on 15 October in London. Smiths News’ Peterborough Distribution Centre picked up the Wholesaler of the Year Award during a memorable evening at London’s Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, where 20 awards were presented to those who had made an exceptional contribution to the success of the independent retailing world.
Smiths News wins Gold at the ACE Supply Chain Excellence Award 2013
Smiths News has won Gold after entering the ACE Supply Chain Excellence Award category. Smiths News was awarded Gold in joint place with Menzies, as both businesses were recognised for their flawless execution of their Olympic distribution plans. The ACE Press Awards are the highest accolade in British publishing and circulation. Representatives from Smiths News were pleased to accept the award at the Awards ceremony which was held at The Royal Garden Hotel in London.
Smiths News is awarded the Silver Government Quality Mark Award
Smiths News has been awarded the Silver Government Quality Mark Award for its Workplace Giving scheme. The Silver Quality Mark is a symbol of excellence and is only awarded to organisations that offer, and actively promote Workplace Giving to their employees.
Smiths News wins Silver at the ACE Press Awards 2012
Smiths News has been awarded Silver after entering the ACE Supply Chain Excellence Award category. Smiths News is delighted that the industry has recognised the innovation and performance of Smiths News’ Sales Based Replenishment (SBR) service. Smiths News was shortlisted along with two other finalists for the category and representatives from Smiths News were pleased to accept the award at the Awards ceremony which was held at Madame Tussauds, London.
Smiths News wins Region National Training Award 2010
The Smiths News Apprentice Scheme was judged as 'outstanding' and awarded the West Midlands National Training Award 2010 on 21 October. The award was presented at a ceremony at Birmingham Town Hall. The application focused on Smiths News apprentices at Wednesbury distribution centre.
Smiths News wins Severnside Recycling Awards 2010
Smiths News Newport Distribution Centre is the recipient of Severnside Recycling's Champions Award for 2010. These awards are given to individuals and organisations who have achieved excellence in sustainable recycling and waste management, through working with Severnside.
Smiths News wins Outstanding Achievement Award
Congratulations to Judy Frumin, Smiths News’s Newspaper Controller who has been awarded the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ by ACE. Watch this space to find more information about Judy and her long career in the news industry.
Smiths News wins Wholesaler of the Year 2009
Smiths News' Reading distribution centre has been awarded the National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) Wholesaler of the Year award. The NFRN's new award structure means that individual distribution centres are rewarded for providing the best service and support to independent retailers. Smiths News' Bolton and Wednesbury distribution centres came 2nd and 3rd.