Tuffnells Parcels Express MD Chris Ward is leaving the business following its integration within parent company Connect Group. Connect Group, which also owns Smiths News, bought Tuffnells in November 2014. A spokeswoman for Connect Group said Ward, who joined the business in May 2015, will be leaving the business as it moves towards a single leadership team across the whole group. However, Smiths News MD Jonathan Bunting will remain as chief operations officer for both divisions. The spokeswoman said there […]
Tuffnells has moved into a new, purpose-built main DC in Sheffield. The new 20,000ft² site, built on four acres, has 51 loading bays and will be home to 139 Tuffnells employees.
News International (NI) says it is extending its newspaper distribution contract with own-account operator Smiths News, a deal that is worth over £40m a year. The agreement will see Smiths news distributing copies of the Times, Sunday Times and the Sun until 2019, increasing the group’s market share of NI’s wholesale business to just under half. Smiths News CEO Mark Cashmore says: “We are delighted to be extending our relationship with NI, which further endorses our business model and reinforces […]