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connect group plc -unspo adr (SMWPY) Details

Connect Group PLC engages in the distribution of newspapers, magazines, books, and education and care consumable products. The company operates through Connect News & Media: News Distribution; Connect News & Media: Media; Connect Books; and Connect Education and Care segments. The Connect News & Media: News Distribution segment is involved in distribution of newspapers and magazines to 30,000 retailers from 43 distribution centers across England and Wales. This segment also offers Instore, a field-based supply chain solution for retailers, suppliers, and publishers offering services, as well as Newsworks, an advanced logistics systems technology, which allows users to respond to the needs of publishers and distributors. The Connect News & Media: Media segment supplies newspapers, magazines, and inflight entertainment technology and content to approximately 80 airlines in 50 countries. The Connect Books segment distributes physical and digital books to high street and online retailers, public libraries, academic institutions, and direct to consumers with an international presence, supplying 100 countries. This segment has approximately 200,000 in stock titles and access to over a further 7m consumer and 20m academic titles. The Connect Education and Care division distributes education and care consumable products, such as stationery, arts and crafts, and cleaning products servicing 30,000 customers across the United Kingdom. Connect Group PLC also engages in the corporate newspaper and magazine delivery serving companies across a range of sectors, including marketing communications, finance, broadcasting, publishing, hotels, and catering in London; and in the operation of digiredoo, a digital press service for airlines and travel operators. The company was formerly known as Smiths News Plc and changed its name to Connect Group PLC in April 2014. Connect Group PLC was founded in 1792 and is headquartered in Swindon, the United Kingdom.

4,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 12/1/14
Founded in 1792

connect group plc -unspo adr (SMWPY) Top Compensated Officers

Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive D...
Total Annual Compensation: 462.0K GBP
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Directo...
Total Annual Compensation: 332.0K GBP
Managing Director of Smith News and Executive...
Total Annual Compensation: 452.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

connect group plc -unspo adr (SMWPY) Key Developments

Connect Group PLC Announces Executive Changes

Connect Group PLC announced that Gary Kennedy will join the Board as a non-executive director and Chairman-designate with immediate effect. In line with the Board's non-executive director succession plans announced on 15 October 2014, Gary will subsequently become non-executive Chairman when Dennis Millard steps down as Chairman and retires from the Board on 1 May 2015. Hewill also chair the Nominations Committee and be a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. Gary Kennedy has extensive business experience with Deloitte, Nortel Networks (Vice President of Nortel Europe) and during the latter part of his executive career with Allied Irish Banks plc, where he was Group Director of Finance and Enterprise Technology and a member of its main Board together with subsidiary Boards in the US and Poland. He is currently Chairman of Greencore Group plc; Chairman of Green REIT plc and a non-executive director of Friends First Holdings Ltd.

Connect Group PLC Announces Trading Update for the Nineteen Week Period Ended 10 January 2015

Connect Group PLC announced trading update for the Nineteen week period ended 10 January 2015. For the period, total group revenues decreased 1.5% year on year, with overall performance broadly in line with management expectations.

Connect Group PLC Launches Pass My Parcel Delivery Service

Connect Group PLC announced the launch of Pass My Parcel, a new and wholly owned 'click and collect' delivery service. Pass My Parcel is a solution developed by the News and Media division which over time has the potential to be part of the long term diversification strategy for the Division. Pass My Parcel has secured Amazon. Pass My Parcel is a highly innovative new parcel collection service utilising the current Smiths News' specialist time sensitive distribution capability, physical network, and its daily relationship with thousands of local retailers across the UK, enabling the development and rollout to be achieved in a more cost effective way than other companies. Pass My Parcel will offer a unique twice daily distribution to participating independent retail outlets, 7 days a week, 364 days a year. When selecting Pass My Parcel as a delivery option, customers ordering on-line by 7.45pm will be able to collect their parcel from 6.30am the next morning, or, if ordered by 11.45am will be able to collect from 4pm the same day. This service of two time sensitive deliveries per day, (once on a Sunday), offers customers a convenient and secure way to pick up their parcels, with a level of service and flexibility unlike any other offer in the market. Customers selecting Pass My Parcel delivery to their local independent retailer will be electronically sent a specially generated pin code in order to securely collect their parcel. This new service will allow customers more control over when and where they choose to pick up their items. Pass My Parcel will utilise Smiths News information systems, invoicing and communication facilities and provide access to over 500 independent retail outlets being serviced by 12 Smiths News' depots.


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