The NFRN has welcomed today’s announcement (November 6) that Jon Bunting, current chief executive of Smiths News, has stepped up to become the interim chief executive of its owner, the Connect Group.

National President Stuart Reddish said: “This is a great move. Jon has 25 years experience with Smiths News so the NFRN is pleased that this important position has gone to someone that independent retailers both know and respect.”

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