Connect Group saw its revenue climb 0.2% in the 20 weeks to 21 January 2017 with it parcel freight division leading the way.

The operator saw turnover in its parcel freight division – Tuffnells – register like-for-like and total turnover growth of 5.2% respectively.

In a trading statement Connect said: “The group continues to make a sizeable investment in the parcel freight division, to establish a platform for growth through sales leadership, customer service and operational excellence.

“We anticipate a greater percentage of Tuffnells' full year profit to be generated in the second half than was the case last year.”

The group’s news and media division total turnover decreased by 2.6%. The group will announce its interim results for the six months ending 28 February 2017 on 25 April 2017.

Tuffnells has been performing well for the group since its acquisition in 2014.