Connect Group extends safety management capability with Rivo

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Rivo announces that Connect Group has extended their footprint into their latest business acquisition - Tuffnells Parcels Express, adding a further 34 depots into their extensive distribution network.

Rivo, the globally-recognised provider of Environmental, Health & Safety and Operational Risk Management software solutions announced that Swindon-based Connect Group has extended their Rivo footprint into their latest business acquisition. With revenues of £1.8 billion, the Group recently acquired Tuffnells Parcels Express, adding a further 34 depots into their extensive distribution network.

A client since February 2013, Connect Group implemented Rivo as part of a plan to transform the management of health & safety and to improve the Group’s safety efficiency and performance. After a successful implementation and remarkable uptake of the system by employees, the Tuffnells acquisition presented a further 2600 employees to incorporate into the Group’s successful safety culture. Already established within the Group, Rivo’s user-friendly EHS solution will make this transition smoother.

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Alex Hodson, Connect Group’s Head of Health & Safety said: “Having Rivo’s intuitive health and safety management system at the heart of our Group gives us confidence in knowing that we can integrate the employees from our new Parcel Freight division quickly and seamlessly. Rivo’s rich feature-set has proven itself to be transformational, giving us the intelligence we need to act on issues, alert the required personnel and to prevent incidents and harm to our people.”

Paul Herdman, Rivo’s VP of Sales for the EMEA region added “Connect Group is a company that continues to grow from strength to strength, and this is reflected in their delivery of proactive health and safety management. We’re thrilled that they have extended their footprint and continue to rely on our system to help them manage this core business function.”

About Connect Group PLC:

Connect Group PLC is a leading specialist distributor operating in large and diverse markets. The Group has four separate divisions, connecting suppliers to customers in an efficient, knowledgeable and service-oriented way, comprising: News & Media, Books, Education & Care and Parcel Freight.
For more information about the Group, visit

About Rivo

Rivo is a global leader of enterprise cloud software-as-as-service applications for risk and compliance management in safety, security and sustainability in operations and supply chains. More than 200 customers spanning mid-sized to large Fortune and FTSE 100 companies have selected Rivo to manage risk in their operations and supply chains. For more information about Rivo please visit

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