Connect Group PLC, formerly Smiths News Plc, is a United Kingdom-based distribution company. The Company's segments include Connect News & Media: News Distribution (also referred as Smiths News); Connect News & Media: Media (Dawson Media Direct (DMD)); Connect Books (Bertrams, Dawson Books and Wordery); Connect Education and Care (The Consortium), and Connect Parcel Freight (Tuffnells). Smiths News distributes newspapers and magazines to approximately 30,000 retailers across England and Wales from over 40 distribution centers. DMD is a supplier of newspaper and magazines to airlines, and a provider of inflight services. Bertrams, Dawson Books and Wordery distribute physical and digital books to high street and online retailers and academic institutions, among others. The Consortium is a distributor of education and care consumable products across the United Kingdom. Tuffnells is a provider of next day business-to-business (B2B) delivery of mixed parcel freight consignments.