Tuffnells Parcels Express is delighted to announce that in their 100th centenary year they have been acquired by Connect Group PLC. Based in Swindon, Connect Group PLC is a specialist distribution company with interests that include newspapers and magazines, books and education supplies. Formerly known as Smiths News PLC the business has a 224 year heritage and a reputation as a leading player in each of its markets. The Company has a current annual turnover of £1.8 billion with profits in excess of £55.5 million.

We are also pleased to announce that the current Tuffnells Parcels Express management team will continue to run the day to day business, and in nearly all cases have become substantial stakeholders in Connect Group PLC.

Chief Executive Officer of Tuffnells Parcels Express, Lloyd Dunn said "The current Tuffnells business plan has been enthusiastically embraced by the new owners. This includes an exciting expansion programme of the existing infrastructure with a further six new depots being opened during the next two years and complete new re-builds of the current Sheffield and Stafford depots."

He also said "The famous Big Green Parcel Machine vehicle livery will remain and Connect Group PLC will provide a safe home for Tuffnells Parcels Express for the next part of its so far successful 100 year journey."

Wednesday 12th November 2014