Nottingham distribution centre retain gold standard

Carl Gostelow from the Nottingham Smiths News team collecting the award.

The team at the Nottingham distribution centre of magazine and newspaper wholesaler, Smiths News, is celebrating after being awarded an industry leading gold standard award for a second year.

Presented by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) to group distribution manager, Adam Geoghegan and group QSHE champion, Carl Gostelow at an awards ceremony held in Birmingham, the distribution centre retained its gold standard for commitment to health and safety standards.

Commenting on the centre’s success, Jonathan Bunting, chief operating officer at UK leading logistics specialist, Connect Group, which owns Smiths News, said: “This award for the Nottingham site demonstrates a continued commitment to health and safety standards and really shows the hard work our teams up and down the country put in to ensure a safe working environment is adhered to.

“At Connect Group, the safety and wellbeing of our co-workers, and those at all of our locations is paramount to us, and these awards recognise the changes we are putting in place to ensure that this continues.”

Connect Group won a total of 10 gold RoSPA awards, with its Tuffnells brand also contributing to the achievement.