Connect Group PLC, formerly Smiths News PLC, is a specialist distribution company. The Company operates three market-focused divisions: News and Media, Books, and Education and Care. News and Media division consists of Smiths News, the United Kingdom’s newspaper and magazine wholesaler; and Instore, a field-based supply chain solution for retailers, suppliers and publishers. Education and Care division serves customers through The Consortium and West Mercia Supplies, throughout the United Kingdom with consumable products. Books division companies operate globally printed and digital book selling brands including Bertrams, Dawson Books and Erasmus across United Kingdom, Northern Europe and overseas.