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The Delivery Group Picks Up New Award

Michael Owen, Group CFO at The Delivery Group has picked up a coveted finance award for his work with the business over the last year.

Mike was awarded “Large Company Finance Director of the year” at the North West Finance Awards (NWFA).  The award was in recognition for his outstanding contribution in making The Delivery Group the fastest growing mail firm in the UK.

Over 500 people from the finance community across the North West attended the dinner and awards evening held at the Macron Stadium, Bolton.  The awards celebrate outstanding achievement for both individuals and teams in the finance and accounting departments of every business sector.

This was the seventh annual event.  David Stanford, CIMA Deputy President, has been on the NWFA judging panel since its inception. He observed that this year: “Many of the nominations were of really high quality. Some entrants were so strong that in previous years they would probably have won. The calibre this year was quite exceptional.”

Paul Carvell, Chairman of The Delivery Group, said: “Mike has made a huge contribution to the growth and expansion of The Delivery Group over the last year and it’s great to see this hard work being recognised in the NWFA awards.”

The award follows on from Mike’s success at the 2012 North West Finance Awards where he picked up the “Young Finance Director of the year” accolade.

Speaking shortly after the event Mike said “It’s a real privilege to be recognised by the NWFA once again and great testament to what we are achieving as a team and a business at The Delivery Group.  The award coincides with our recent publication in the Sunday Times Top Track 250 so wraps up a great week for the team.”

CMS identified in London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Europe’



  • The Delivery Group’s CMS recognised in London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe report

  • The Report identifies fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) across the EU

  • CMS is a leading provider of Domestic and International mail distribution through its unique managed mail service. It is also the leading provider of IPO and financial research delivery, and offers a full range of international courier services. CMS is truly a one stop shop.

CMS has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe. The report is a celebration of the EU’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.

To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. More detail on the methodology can be found in the report online at www.1000companies.com.

About CMS

CMS is a leading provider of managed mail services including managed mail rooms, IPO and financial research delivery and a full range of international courier services.

It is part of The Delivery Group, which was formed in March last year to combine the operations of Secured Mail and the CMS Network (London) Ltd.

The combined group has more than 300 staff and operates from three major locations in Central London, Luton and Warrington.

Steve Stokes, CEO of the CMS Network and joint director at the Delivery Group added: “With the combined forces of CMS and Secured Mail as the Delivery Group, and significant new investments in staff and automation, we are expecting 2016 to be the greatest year yet for both CMS and the Delivery Group.  Being recognised as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe is a real acknowledgement of the hard work of the whole team, and the commitment as a business to continued investment in improvement-focused, innovation-driven, customer-centric technology.”

Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group said:
“This research shows high-growth SMEs are the driving force behind the European economy. While the public sector and big blue chip companies have not been creating jobs for many years now, these companies are growing and employing at an incredible rate. And because by definition these companies are innovators, these jobs tend to be higher skilled and higher paid, helping to give young Europeans the brighter economic future they deserve.

“So it is critical that we give these firms access to suitable growth finance that will enable them to invest, grow and become the big job providers of tomorrow.”  

Commissioner Lord Hill said:
“The companies you will find in the ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Europe’ report are all remarkable examples of European hard work and entrepreneurship.  They come from all 28 EU Countries and from a wide range of business sectors.  This report gives these companies the recognition they deserve.  But more than that,  I hope that by providing investors with a selection of companies with great potential ‘1,000 companies to Inspire Europe’ will make it easier for them to find opportunities and channel investment to SMEs that want to grow and compete in bigger markets, helping to make Capital Markets Union a reality.”

LSEG’s “1000 Companies to Inspire Europe” report has received international political support with contributions from, Markus Ferber MEP, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen MEP, Othmar Karas MEP, Alain Lamassoure MEP, Paul Tang MEP and Kay Swinburne MEP.

A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at www.1000companies.com

The report is supported by AFME.

Simon Lewis, CEO, AFME said:
“We are delighted to support this important and timely initiative by the London Stock Exchange Group, which highlights Europe’s SME success stories. SMEs are at the heart of the European economy and supporting them to grow and innovate is vital to Europe’s long-term economic future. Part of this involves facilitating access to diverse sources of funding, as well as helping SMEs to think creatively about their financing options. AFME’s pan-European guide on raising finance, published in six European languages, sets out all of the funding options available to Europe’s SMEs, which we hope will prove useful to the high growth companies of the future.” 

Further support and contributions from leading business bodies in the EU including Business Europe, European Issuers, EUROCHAMBRES, EUAPME and CEPS/ECMI.

A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at www.1000companies.com