Wed, 17/04/2013 - 09:50
Wholesaler Bertrams has bought Blackwell's' academic library services contracts for £2.1m. Fifty-five Blackwell's staff are likely to be made redundant as a result of the move, which follows a decision by the retailer to close its library supply business.
Bertrams revealed the news as part of a Smiths News trading...
Mon, 21/01/2013 - 08:30
Smiths News has moved to further increase Bertrams' library sales to Northern Europe and America with its acquisition of Dutch company Eramus Antiquariat en Boekhandel.
Smiths News bought the company from Tschenett Beheer for a net consideration of €1.5m, satisfied in cash through the Smiths News-owned Dawson Books Ltd. The...
Tue, 15/01/2013 - 08:45
Bertrams has announced strong Christmas trading, with the book wholesaler reporting a 5.7% increase in sales in the run up to 25th December.
The book wholesaler’s parent company Smiths News said that sales had increased by 2% across the whole group in the 19 weeks to 12th January 2013, with total revenues at Bertrams rising by...
Tue, 16/10/2012 - 09:40
Book wholesaler Bertrams has grown pre-tax profit by 84% to £6.4m in a “transformational year”, helped by its purchase of Dawson Books, the company has announced.
The Norwich-based business grew sales by 31% to £174.3m after it bought Dawson Books in June 2011, Bertrams’ parent company Smiths News said in...
Tue, 10/07/2012 - 10:00
Bertrams like-for-like revenue has risen 4.3% in the last three quarters as its total sales soared 32.5%, helped by the acquisition of Dawson Books in June last year.
The books wholesaler’s parent company Smiths News has reported interim financial results for the 44 weeks to 7th July 2012 this morning, forecasting that its end...
Thu, 14/06/2012 - 09:20
Bertrams’ parent company Smiths News has bought Dutch-based academic books supplier Houtschild Internationale Boekhandel from Blackwell for €0.7m.
The UK-based book wholesaler said the acquisition would help it to grow digital sales in Northern Europe, particularly in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, where Houtschild...
Tue, 24/04/2012 - 10:15
Bertrams has increased its underlying profit by a third and revenue by 25% following the merger with Dawson Books, which it acquired in June 2011.
In its latest interim financial report, covering the six months to 29th February 2012, the Norwich-based book wholesaler announced that like-for-like sales grew by 2.1% and its library...
Tue, 10/01/2012 - 10:00
Bertrams has revealed sales dropped by 0.6% on a like-for-like basis in the run up to the festive period due to "difficult Christmas trading".
The book wholesaler's parent company Smiths News Group released a trading statement this morning (10th January) for the 18-week period to 7th January 2012, in which the company...
Mon, 19/09/2011 - 09:32
Bertrams has made three management team appointments, with Nick Harknett joining as group commercial director as parent company Smiths News Group completes its purchase of the Dawson Group.
Smiths News now owns the Dawson Group, including Dawson Books, and has reiterated its plan to integrate the Dawson Books academic library supply...
Tue, 19/07/2011 - 15:50
The Office of Fair Trading will not refer the merger of Bertrams and Dawson to the Competition Commission, it said today.
Smiths News Plc, which owns book wholesaler Bertrams, announced the £20m deal to buy Dawson Holdings in early June, and referred the merger to the OFT “given the size of the transaction” for its...