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Wednesday, 23 December 2009

A Message from Ken Munro


A message from Ken Munro, the new CEO of STL Distribution

The purchase of STL Distribution by John Ritchie Ltd brings to an end a very difficult period of uncertainty and disruption for all connected with STL Distribution. Today marks a fresh start and the beginning of an exciting future. As we embark on this new journey together, I want you to know that STL Distribution is back in business and working hard to return to the standard of service both suppliers and retailers have come to expect over the years.

We are committed to serving you and our mission is to equip your ministry with Christian resources effectively and efficiently. Over the coming weeks we are focussing on all aspects of the business to ensure that our service to you improves. Our immediate priorities will be


  • Availability - We’re re-stocking to improve our availability and fill rate
  • Suppliers - I’ve met with numerous key suppliers in recent days . A number have already committed to working with the new STL Distribution business and positive discussions with many others give me confidence that early in the new year we will be able to announce substantial continuity of existing agreements and a few exciting new additions.
  • IT systems - We will be replacing SAP with the previously operational IT platform (Informix). The transition project is already well underway and we expect to have the updated Informix platform operational within the first quarter of 2010. This is not a high risk IT project, with significant in-house knowledge and experience being brought to bear and previously robust process and technology being re-activated. Interim operational processes and IT are in place to ensure that service is minimally impacted through the transition. We will communicate the detailed IT plan in January and provide regular updates going forward.

I very much look forward to entering the next exciting chapter of STL Distribution’s story with you. If you have any queries do please contact our Customer Service Department or your Area Sales Manager who will be very happy to help you.

Finally, thank you for your support and prayers over the past few weeks and I look forward to serving you in 2010.




Ken Munro
CEO, STL Distribution

Monday, 21 December 2009

IBS-STL UK Trade Announcement

Press Release
Carlisle December 21st 2009


The Board of Trustees and Senior Management of leading Carlisle-based Christian Charity, IBS-STL UK, formerly known as STL are pleased to announce the sale of two of its three trading divisions: Authentic Media and STL Distribution, as well as the sale of a significant number of its retail stores that comprise the third trading division: Wesley Owen. A large number of jobs have been secured as a result of the sale and the Charity’s mission of ‘Advancing the Christian Faith’ will continue.

The management team has worked closely with the Baker Tilly Corporate Finance LLP over the last month to secure the sale of all or part of the Charity’s business units. Completion of the sale agreement has now been finalised with the new owners taking control immediately. This is regarded as extremely good news and ends a period of uncertainty and anxiety for many of our employees.

The sale details are as follows;

- Authentic Music based in Milton Keynes has been bought by Kingsway Communications operating from Eastbourne.

- Authentic Book Publishing and 8 Wesley Owen Stores (Bath Birmingham, Bristol, Bromley, Coleraine, Derby, Glasgow and York) have been sold to Koorong, which is owned by the Bootes family. Based in Sydney, Koorong has 18 stores operating successfully throughout Australia. It has purchased all of the Authentic and Paternoster intellectual property and author contracts, the freehold properties in Glasgow and York, the Wesley Owen trading name, and the domain name, wesleyowen.com. They plan to continue to operate from the Milton Keynes area.

- STL Distribution has been purchased by John Ritchie Ltd a rapidly expanding book publisher and distributor based in Kilmarnock, Scotland. John Ritchie Ltd has purchased all of the Carlisle properties and intends to retain Carlisle as a major base of operation. The business will continue to trade as STL Distribution. John Ritchie Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Lord’s Work Trust which has substantial resources and supports Christian outreach and projects around the world. All profits from the business are returned to the Trust.

- A further 6 Wesley Owen stores (Bolton, Cambridge, Coventry, Guildford, Kingston and Stockport) have been acquired by CLC International (UK) whose head office is in Alresford, Hampshire, and whose stores operate as CLC Bookshops.

- There are ongoing discussions with a number of local groups interested in retaining their local Christian Bookshop. This may take some time to progress. In the meantime the administrators are continuing to trade from each of the remaining 26 stores. The administrators are keen to secure future trading from as many of these premises as possible and would welcome any expressions of interest.

In each case the new owners will purchase the assets of the parts of the business; no one is taking over responsibility for the IBS-STL UK charity which regrettably will be put into Administration for an orderly wind down.

Commenting on the sales, Keith Danby Chief Executive said, “I am delighted with the developments. I could not have imagined 5 weeks ago such a positive outcome. All along we have had three goals in mind; the continuity of the distribution of Christian resources, safeguarding as many jobs as possible, and finding purchasers who would invest in the businesses and take them to a new level. We believe all of the purchasers fit these aspirations and we wish them every success going forward.”

Danby went on to pay tribute to all the staff, saying, “this has been a very difficult time for all of our staff around the country. Some have worked for the Charity for almost 20 years. They are dedicated, hardworking and passionate about the mission of the Charity. It has been a very difficult year for everyone and the uncertainty of the last month has created extraordinary anxiety for people with families, financial commitments and obligations yet they have continued to fight for the survival of the company and done their very best to keep going.”

Michael Fitch, Chairman of the Board of Trustees also stated his delight, “the work of Authentic, STL Distribution and Wesley Owen is very important in advancing the Christian faith in the UK and we are delighted that this work will continue under the ownership of these high calibre operators. I want to also thank all of the employees for their hard work under difficult circumstances”.

Ken Munro, CEO of John Ritchie Ltd, emphasised the importance of continuity in the existing business and his confidence with regard to the future prospects of the newly extended group. “Our immediate goal is to quickly return the business to the levels of service and stability that STL Distribution customers have enjoyed over many years. We will achieve this building on the existing team and infra-structure as the foundation of our future success”. He added “I am confident that this significant acquisition for John Ritchie Ltd will ultimately support and strengthen the CBC trade in the UK, and trust that the future prosperity of the business will make a significant contribution to the on-going mission and objectives of our parent Trust”.

Russell Cash, Partner at Baker Tilly Restructuring & Recovery in Manchester, said, “We are delighted that such a successful outcome has been achieved. We have worked closely with a number of people within the business over several weeks and have been impressed with the commitment and attitude displayed by everybody we have encountered. I am particularly pleased that so many jobs have been preserved and I wish everybody connected all the very best for the future”

“The sales which have been secured are to parties who are well placed, and extremely keen, to continue to operate the business within the traditional core values adopted by IBS-STL over many years.

“Whilst 14 of the retail outlets are now being operated by CLC and Koorong, we are keen to explore interest in the remaining 26 stores with a view to securing a future in the medium to long term. Each of the stores are currently continuing to trade under our control”

Phil Burnham, CLC's National Director, said, "CLC's acquisition of these bookshops, whilst presenting us with a number of challenges in the short term, also gives us the opportunity to further fulfil our purpose statement. We are committed to keeping these six Christian witness and resource centres open on the high street. In the light of so many bookshop closures throughout this year CLC considered it necessary to act. While on the one hand I wish that we at CLC could have done more, to have done nothing would have filled us with remorse. We continue to pray for our colleagues in the trade and at IBS-STL, each affected to a greater or lesser degree by the recent unfortunate events".

Ends



Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Kingsway, Survivor, Nova & Sparrow titles now in stock‏

We have just had a delivery of books and music from Kingsway; titles include the latest Soul Survivor live album: Not Ashamed, Christmas Crackers, Delirious? History Makers Greatest Hits, J I Packer; Rediscovering Holiness and many more.

Don’t forget we have reduced our FREE carriage limit to £50 (nett invoice value) until 22nd December. Also the last day for pre-Christmas delivery is Tuesday 22nd December. 2:30pm telephone and 4:30pm electronic. If you have any queries about this then please do not hesitate to contact our customer services department on 0845 705 6568.

STL Distribution Blog Team

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

DETAILS OF AMERICAN TITLES IN STOCK

DETAILS OF AMERICAN TITLES IN STOCK

Dear friends

Christmas is a busy time for everyone so to help make your job easier we have put together a list of American titles currently in stock at STL Distribution UK. Click HERE for a downloadable XLS file. This splits products into different categories, so there is a separate tab for Bibles, Children’s books etc. Please note stock on some of the lines is limited.

Don’t forget we have reduced our FREE carriage limit to £50 (nett invoice value) until 22nd December. Also the last day for pre-Christmas delivery is Tuesday 22nd December. 2:30pm telephone and 4:30pm electronic. If you have any queries about this then please contact our customer services department on 0845 705 6568.

Kind regards
STL Distribution Blog Team

Friday, 4 December 2009

Veggie Tales - Saint Nicholas back in stock!

Veggie Tales - Saint Nicholas Back in Stock!

Due to unprecedented demand stocks of Saint Nicholas ran out. However, we are now pleased to confirm we have received further stock and that this fantastic seasonal title is once again available from STL Distribution.




This exciting joint venture between Operation Christmas Child and Veggie tales includes.

* Featuring the new song and Operation Christmas Child video Give This Christmas Away with Matthew West and Amy Grant.
*The new silly song Donuts for Benny

Bonus features: Loads of family fun!

* Behind the Scenes
* Art Gallery
* Audio Commentary
* Sing along with Larry
* Discussion Guide
* Family Activity
* 5.1 Surround Sound
* Running time approximately 45 minutes.

Kind Regards
STL Distribution Blog Team

Trade Update from IBS-STL U.K.

Trade Update from IBS-STL U.K. 4th December 2009

I wanted to take this opportunity to give you an update regarding our situation, as I know that many of you are eager to know how things have developed since our press release went out on 16th November.

We have received a wide ranging response from many within the trade, and we are grateful for the many messages of support, encouragement and prayers that have been received over these difficult times.

I can confirm that the sales process is now underway, with the help of Baker Tilly. We have received a number of offers covering all aspects of the business and have now selected our preferred bidders who are currently undertaking financial and operational due diligence. This is likely to take us into the week commencing 14th December by which time we should be able to conclude the sales process.

Whilst we are unable to speculate on final offers until the due diligence process is concluded, we are encouraged by the level and extent of the interest. We remain confident that one or more transactions will be concluded for various aspects of the business, thus ensuring a seamless continuation of supply to our many valued customers.

We recognise the support you have extended over recent weeks and want to re-assure you that not only are we continuing to trade with as little disruption as possible in the circumstances, but we are hopeful that the majority of the business will remain for the longer term.

I want to thank you for your patience and concern, and we will communicate again when the sale process comes to a conclusion.

Keith Danby

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Reduced FREE Carriage Offer

REDUCED FREE CARRIAGE LIMIT OF ONLY £50

Friday, 27 November 2009

Is God a delusion?

Test of Faith DVD now in stock. Have your ever wondered is God a delusion? Or is science and Christian faith incompatible?

This visually stunning, award-winning, three-part documentary uses interviews with top scientists and theologians to introduce some big questions:

* Are science and Christianity in conflict?
* Has the Big Bang pushed out of the universe?
* Is evolution compatible with religious faith?
* Are humans no more than biological machines?
* Is cloning ethical?

These are some of the questions asked in the Test of Faith DVD. A fantastic resource from the Faraday Institute.



'A wonderful resource! It brilliantly demonstrates that science and Christianity are not enemies but perfectly compatible. I commend it wholeheartedly!' - Dr Krish Kandiah, Evangelical Alliance

Also in the series:

Test of Faith Pack

Test Of Faith: Spiritual Journeys With Scientists (Paper Back)

Test Of Faith: The Leader's Guide

Test Of Faith: The Study Guide

Kind Regards
STL Distribution Blog team

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Great selection of children's books‏

Dear friends,

With Christmas almost upon us we have a selection of 24 Children's books with up to 45% Discount. Take a moment to browse and stock up.

We also have 60% off our Daily Specials including Lori Wick and the Dragon Keeper fantasy series.

Kind regards
STL Distribution Blog Team

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

This week's Daily Specials







This week's Daily Specials include great titles Lori Wick & all 5 books in the Dragon Keepers series by Paul Donita all at 60% discount.

All these titles are available now through our Customer services (0800 28 27 28), on line or your Area Sales Manager and don't forget that if your order is placed by 2.30pm (phones) or 4pm (electronic) they will be dispatched the same day! Offers apply until 21st November while stocks last!

DragonSpell Volume 1 - 60% Discount

DragonQuest Volume 2 - 60% Discount

DragonKnight Volume 3 - 60% Discount

DragonFire Volume 4- 60% Discount

DragonLight Volume 5 - 60% Discount

Yellow Rose Trilogy 3 In 1 Collection: Lori Wick - 60% Discount

Invitation -a moving and visually powerful recollection of Dr. Graham's life-long crusade

Kind regards,
STL Distribution Blog team

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

CWR Dated Jan/Feb material available now

Dear friends,


We are pleased to advise that CWRs dated material for Jan/Feb is now available. We also have a downloadable XLS file which will update you on some of the latest deliveries we have had including some fantastic backlist titles such as Once an Arafat man, NLT Gift Award Bible, Sons of Encouragement Omnibus Edition and many more.


Kind regards
STL Distribution Blog Team

Monday, 16 November 2009

IBS-STL UK Trade Communication

LEADING CHRISTIAN CHARITY IBS-STL UK ANNOUNCES PLANS TO
SELL OPERATIONS DUE TO FINANCIAL CHALLENGES

Leading Christian book and Bible charity IBS-STL UK today announced that it has appointed Baker Tilly Corporate Finance LLP to pursue the sale of its operations.

The move has come after a succession of financial problems, in particular the failed implementation of a new SAP computer system in October 2008, the effects of which were exacerbated by the economic downturn. These have caused significant cash flow pressures, excess stock, and supply chain and service difficulties in its distribution and retail units. They have culminated in the decision to exit the business.

IBS-STL UK convened an emergency task force led by Global President of Biblica and former CEO of STL, Keith Danby, which has been in constant dialogue with its suppliers and bankers. It had also engaged restructuring and business process consultants in an attempt to resolve the systems and financial challenges.

Danby said: “Given the severe financial and operational strains we have experienced, the Board of Trustees and management team believe a sale or exit from all or parts of certain operations is a prudent and necessary step. Whilst a difficult decision, we are focused on finding a solution to continue the important work of IBS-STL UK, to secure the jobs of the 490 people employed in our ministry, and to fulfill our financial obligations to our suppliers and creditors. We are working diligently and praying vigilantly for a successful outcome.”

The corporate finance division of Baker Tilly is actively marketing the operations of the charity to a number of interested parties and is hopeful it will complete negotiations for the sales or potential closures within the next few weeks. IBS-STL UK was founded in 1962 and has grown to become a major UK charity.

IBS-STL UK has three trading divisions; Authentic Media, a book and music publisher; STL Distribution, a distributor of Christian resources and Wesley Owen Books and Music, a retailer with 40 shops in the UK. IBS-STL UK is part of Biblica, a global Bible translation, publishing, distribution and outreach ministry serving more than 100 countries with books, Bibles and other Christian resources. Biblica said the planned sale of the UK operations will not impact its other global operations and donor funds supporting Biblica’s worldwide outreach ministries will not be affected.

Michael Fitch, Chairman of the IBS-STL UK Board of Trustees, concluded: “We continue to believe strongly in the power of God’s Word and Christian resources to change peoples’ lives. We are praying that we can pass the torch on to other likeminded organisations so that our UK staff, suppliers and ministry partners can carry our work forward.”

- ENDS -

Notes to Editors
IBS-STL UK, formerly known as Send The Light, began operating as a literature distributor in the UK in 1962 and expanded into worldwide evangelism and church planting organisation Operation Mobilisation. STL merged with the International Bible Society (IBS) in 2007 to create a worldwide Christian ministry focusing on Bible Translation, book and Bible publishing, multi-channel distribution and outreach spanning five continents. IBS-STL UK operations include trade book publisher Authentic Media, retailer Wesley Owen Books & Music and Christian resource distributor STL Distribution.

Media Enquiries:

U.K. Media Contact:
Iain Taylor, Red & Green +44(0) 1892 750900 or 07979914217 iain@redandgreen-uk.com

U.S. Media Contact:
Jeff Lambert, Lambert, Edwards & Associates +001 616 233 0500 jlambert@lambert-edwards.com

Further Enquiries:

IBS-STL UK
Keith Danby, CEO +44(0) 1228 611777 keith.danby@Biblica.com

Baker Tilly Corporate Finance
Gary Houghton, Partner + 44(0) 161 830 4000 gary.houghton@bakertilly.co.uk
Martyn Rickels, Manager +44(0) 161 830 4000 martyn.rickels@bakertilly.co.uk


This week's Daily Specials


This week's Daily Specials include fantastic titles from Kay Warren, Brother Yun, Michele Guinness and Adrian Plass all at 60% discount.

All these titles are available now through our Customer services (0800 28 27 28), on line or your Area Sales Manager and don't forget that if your order is placed by 2.30pm (phones) or 4pm (electronic) they will be dispatched the same day! Offers apply until 21st November while stocks last!


Kind regards,
STL Distribution Blog team

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

STL Distribution now on Twitter!

Dear friends,

We want to provide the best possible service for our customers. This means providing you with the latest updates on deliveries amongst other things. There are a number of ways we can keep you informed, through our weekly email, our Blog & now with our Twitter feed. Make sure you sign up to ensure you are getting the most up-to-date information possible.

Our Twitter feed will give regular updates on deliveries into our warehouse; this will include new titles, highlighted products that are back in stock and a link to a downloadable XLS file that will give a definitive list of stock deliveries. This week it details the 250 plus titles received from Zondervan and other publishers this week.

Kind Regards
STL Distribution Blog Team

Monday, 9 November 2009

This week's Daily Specials

This week's Daily Specials include fantastic titles from Bill Dallas, Donald Miller and Cloud & Townsend all at 60% discount.

All these titles are available now through our Customer services (0800 28 27 28), on line or your Area Sales Manager and don't forget that if your order is placed by 2.30pm (phones) or 4pm (electronic) they will be dispatched the same day! Offers apply until 14th November while stocks last!


Kind regards,
STL Distribution Blog team

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Glo Bible has arrived!

Dear Friends,
The much anticipated Glo Bible has arrived. If you haven’t ordered it yet, don’t delay as this could be the big thing at Christmas. This week we are highlighting some great new products from Tyndale that have just arrived in our warehouse.

Our Daily Specials are available online and via our order line 0800 282728. This week we have great titles from Gary Chapman John Eldredge, Karen Kingsbury and Max Lucado and all at 60% discount!. If your order is placed by 2.30pm (phones) or 4pm (electronic) they will be dispatched the same day!

Kind Regards
STL Distribution Blog Team



This week's daily specials

This week's Daily Specials include fantastic titles from Gary Chapman John Eldridge, Karen Kingsbury and Max Lucado all at 60% discount.

All these titles are available now through our Customer services (0800 28 27 28), on line or your Area Sales Manager and don't forget that if your order is placed by 2.30pm (phones) or 4pm (electronic) they will be dispatched the same day! Offers apply until 7th November while stocks last!






Kind regards,
STL Distribution Blog team

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Christmas Crackers at 55% Discount!

Dear friends,

Christmas is fast approaching so this week we have some fantastic Christmas Crackers each with a massive 55% discount. We also have a selection of devotional books at 40% discount as people think about next year.

Remember these offers only apply while stocks last, don't forget that if your order is placed by 2.30pm (phones) or 4pm (electronic) they will be dispatched the same day!

Kind Regards
STL Distribution Blog Team

Royal Mail Postal Strike Update

Dear Friends,

The latest update on the Royal Mail postal strike can be found here. Please note FedEx deliveries are not affected by this dispute.

Kind regards
STL Distribution Blog Team

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

IBS-STL UK TRADE Communication update

COMMUNICATION UPDATE

Over the last few days there have been a number of rumours circulating about the current position of IBS-STL UK in regard to its future. This communication is to inform you of the current position.

Over the last few weeks the charity has been in discussion with its bankers and creditors, with a view to determining the best way forward. As with any charity or company going through financial difficulties, we have to be careful with regard to the interests of the creditors, as well as the ongoing work of the charity and ministry, about which we are passionate.

The period of our bank facility has been extended to enable us to carry out further work with appropriate consultants, looking at the various business models that the IBS-STL UK Management Team and Trustees have been considering. When this work has been completed, we will be in a position to decide and communicate on how we see the future.

Until then we are very appreciative of the patience shown and help given by many of our suppliers and ministry partners. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue serving our Retail customers through our distribution operations.

We will keep you informed as and when there is something to add.

Keith Danby
Chief Executive

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

This week's daily specials all at 60% Discount!

This week's Daily Specials include brilliant titles from Stormie Omartian, the complete English Garden series from Lori Wick and a New Kings James version all at an amazing 60% discount.

All these titles are available now through our Customer services (0800 28 27 28), on line or your Area Sales Manager and don't forget that if your order is placed by 2.30pm (phones) or 4pm (electronic) they will be dispatched the same day! Offers apply until 31st October.

New King James Version Compact Text Bible Black (60% Discount)
The Power Of Praying - 3 In 1 Collection: Stormie Omartian (60% Discount)
What Jesus Said: A Topical Guide To The Words Of Christ: Stormie Omartian (60% Discount)
The English Garden Series: The Proposal Volume 1: Lori Wick (60% Discount)
The English Garden Series: The Rescue Volume 2: Lori Wick (60% Discount)
The English Garden Series: The Visitor Volume 3: Lori Wick (60% Discount)

Remember that these incredible offers only apply while stock last!

Kind regards,
STL Distribution Blog team

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Royal Mail Postal Strike Update

Dear Friends,

The latest update on the postal strike can be found here. Please note FedEx deliveries are not affected by this dispute.

Kind regards
STL Distribution Blog Team




Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Bumper Bulletin and New Arrivals

Dear Friends,
We are pleased to advise that your Bumper Bulletin will be with you shortly. This special bulletin contains new titles for October, November & December and will be sent out with your orders from next week.

We have received a large delivery from the USA , from Zondervan, Thomas Nelson, Tyndale, Harvest House and others, see some of the highlights.

Kind Regards
STL Distribution Blog Team



Monday, 19 October 2009

This week's daily specials


This week's Daily Specials include fantastic titles from Jeff Lucas, John Maxwell, and Ted Dekker with up to 55% discount.

All these titles are available now through our Customer services (0800 28 27 28),
on line or your Area Sales Manager and don't forget that if your order is placed by 2.30pm (phones) or 4pm (electronic) they will be dispatched the same day! Offers apply until 24th October while stocks last!


Kind regards,
STL Distribution Blog team

Friday, 16 October 2009

Dear friends,
Our warehouse has taken delivery of some new Zondervan titles which are now in stock. They include:

Kind regards,
STL Distribution Blog Team

PS - Don't forget our Daily Specials which has a selection of exciting titles at up to 60% discount.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Amazing Offers With 75% Discount!

Dear friends,

Have you seen our selection of amazing Authentic Media titles with a fantastic 75% discount? This includes both children’s books and Bibles, so stock up for Christmas as these will make fantastic gifts! The media are already talking about the forthcoming release of The Screwtape Letters, an audio dramatised version including 4 CDs and a documentary DVD; make sure you pre-order it today.

Kind Regards
STL Distribution

P.S. Don’t forget our Daily Specials which has a selection of exciting titles at up to 60% discount.








Monday, 12 October 2009

This week's daily specials


Dear Friends,

This week's Daily Specials include fantastic titles from Adrian Plass, Stormie Ormatian and Joel Edwards with up to 60% discount.

All these titles are available now through our Customer services (0800 28 27 28),
on line or your Area Sales Manager and don't forget that if your order is placed by 2.30pm (phones) or 4pm (electronic) they will be dispatched the same day! Offers apply until 17th October while stocks last!


Kind regards,
STL Distribution Blog team

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Zondervan - Now In Stock

Dear Friends,

This week Rick Warren’s The Purpose of Christmas Hardback, Study Guide, DVD & kit are all at 50% discount. This offer is only available through your ASM or online.

Our Warehouse has taken delivery of over 375 different Zondervan titles this week, including Advent Conspiracy DVD, Adrian Plass: Best In Plass, John Ortberg: Becoming a Good Samaritan DVD & Participants Guide as well as The Jesus Storybook Bible deluxe edition which includes read along CDs narrated by David Suchet.


Kind Regards STL Distribution Blog Team

P.S. Don’t forget our Daily Specials which has a selection of exciting titles at up to 60% discount.

Monday, 5 October 2009

VeggieTales: Saint Nicholas - A Story Of Joyful Giving. NOW RELEASED!

Dear Friends,

The latest DVD from Veggie Tales: - A Story Of Joyful Giving produced in conjunction with Operation Christmas Child has now been released by STL Distribution to tie in with the global release date of 6th October 2009. This is sure to be a big seller this Christmas so make sure you order it today and remember that we have same day dispatch for UK orders (before 2.30pm on the phones and 4pm for electronic orders).

Kind Regards

STL Distribution Blog Team

This week's Daily Specials - up to 60% discount


Dear Friends,

This week's Daily Specials include fantastic titles from Gary Chapman, Max Lucado to Lori Wick with up to 60% discount.

All these titles are available now through our Customer services (0800 28 27 28), on line or your Area Sales Manager and don't forget that if your order is placed by 2.30pm (phones) or 4pm (electronic) they will be dispatched the same day! Offers apply until 10th October while stocks last!

City Girl: Lori Wick - 55% Discount
Five Love Languages of your Family: Gary Chapman - 50% Discount
Flowing Streams: Stuart Briscoe - 55% Discount
Gods Promises for Your Every Need - 60% Discount
He Chose The Nails: Max Lucado - 55% Discount

Kind Regards,

STL Distribution Blog team

Friday, 2 October 2009

NOW in stock - Nooma: 024 Whirlwind

Dear Friends,

The latest DVD from Rob Bell, Nooma: 024 Whirlwind is now available from STL Distribution your ONE stop, ONE invoice, ONE delivery supplier – for all of your essential needs!

Don't forget we have the same day dispatch for UK orders (before 2.30pm on the phones and 4pm for electronic orders).

Kind Regards

STL Distribution Team

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

3 for 2 on VeggieTales

Dear friends,
We have some great new titles from Evangelical Press this week along with a fantastic 3 for 2 offer on Veggie tales DVDs.

If you haven't seen the Daily Specials yet, remember we have some fantastic products with up to 60% discount. So order today from your ONE stop, ONE invoice, ONE delivery supplier – for all of your essential needs!

Kind regards
STL Distribution Blog Team

Monday, 28 September 2009

STL DISTRIBUTION TRADE ANNOUNCEMENT

IBS-STL UK ANNOUNCE NEW AGREEMENT WITH VERITASSE


STL Distribution, the Distribution division of IBS-STL UK, and Veritasse have signed agreements which will see STL Distribution become the sales representative and distributor of Veritasse’s art cards and prints to the UK Christian trade.Aidan Meller, Owner of Veritasse said, 'We are working hard to produce cutting edge and original card designs, and so it is really exciting to have IBS-STL UK distributing them. It means we have a wider circulation, and for cards that really focus on God, that can only be a good thing'.The new agreement means that all Veritasse art cards and prints will now be listed on the STL Distribution stockfile and in stock in the warehouse.

Mark Hurley, Business Development Director at IBS-STL UK, said, 'Veritasse’s art cards and prints really stand out for their original and creative designs. We’re pleased to be working with Veritasse to make their product, created by Christian artists, more widely available'.Meller continued 'We consider the cards as our ‘silent missionaries’ going out doing their work. Art is unique in the way it can grab you instantly and be compelling. The Church is re-awakening to this fact and we see Art as a key area for growth in the Christian Trade'.

For further information please contact Mark Hurley at IBS-STL UK, e-mail: mark.hurley@stl.org

This week's Daily Specials - up to 60% discount

Dear Friends,

In this week's Daily Specials we have great titles from Max Lucado, Charles Swindoll, John Maxwell to Lori Wick with up to 60% discount. All these titles are available now through our Customer services (0800 28 27 28), on line or your Area Sales Manager and don't forget that if your order is placed by 2.30pm (phones) or 4pm (electronic) they will be dispatched the same day! Offers apply until 3rd October while stocks last!

Travelling Light - 50% Discount
Encouragement changes everything - 50% Discount
Great Lives: David - 60% Discount
Theodora's Baby - 50% Discount
A Texas Sky - 55% Discount

Kind Regards,


STL Distribution Blog team

Friday, 25 September 2009

Max Lucado, Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear

Dear Friends,

The latest book from Max Lucado, Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear is now available from STL Distribution your ONE stop, ONE invoice, ONE delivery supplier – for all of your essential needs!

Don't forget we have the same Day dispatch for UK orders (before 2.30pm on the phones and 4pm for electronic orders).

Kind Regards

STL Distribution Team

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Up to 85% Discount on a great range of titles

Dear friends,

Have you seen our category offers yet? We have loads of great products with fantastic discounts, including Bibles, children's books, Christian life, biographies, and much more. Don’t forget that if you place an order by 2.30pm (phones) or 4pm (electronic) it will be dispatched the same day!

Kind regards

STL Distribution Blog Team



Monday, 21 September 2009

Daily Specials with up to 60% discount


Dear Friends,
This week's Daily Specials give you an opportunity to get up to 60% discount on some fantastic titles, but remember these are only available until the 27th September.
These great offers are available through Customer services (0800 28 27 28), on line or your Area Sales Manager and remember that if your order is placed by 2.30pm (phones) or 4pm (electronic) they will be dispatched the same day!
Remember that offers only apply while stocks last so don't delay.
Kind Regards,
STL Distribution Blog team

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Up to 60% discount on Gift products & exciting new titles!

Dear friends,

Every week on STLDistribution.co.uk we are featuring Daily Specials. This week we have amazing offers with up to 60% discount on a selection of great titles.

We also have a great range of gift products with 60% discount (Please note these offers are only available online or through your Area Sales Manager). The suppliers include Alphatbet Valley, Barringtons, Forever Shines, Toy Workshop, Lighthouse and many more.

Make sure to order the latest Veggie tales DVD Saint Nicholas - A story of Joyful Giving. This DVD is being made in partnership with Samaritan's Purse to help raise the awareness of Operation Christmas Child. Another exciting new title is the first book in the Lipstick Chronicles, Rosie: Note To Self, by Claire Conner with New York Times bestselling author GP Taylor making it a must have book.

Don't forget we have FREE carriage on all orders over £75 trade value excluding VAT, when delivered on a standard next working day service.

Kind regards,

STL Distribution

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

IBS-STL UK TRADE ANNOUNCEMENT UPDATE

TRADE ANNOUNCEMENT UPDATE


On the 14th August I made a statement about the current trading position of IBS-STL UK. This was in response to concerns within the trade and rumours circulating regarding our solvency. At that time I informed you that we were neither going into liquidation nor administration and that we were in discussions with our bank, suppliers and external auditors to seek out ways in which we could work together to help improve our current cash flow problems and secure our future.

A team of external Accountants have since conducted a business review of the UK charity, and I am pleased to advise you that they have filed a report highlighting that although IBS-STL has been experiencing some severe cash flow difficulties during the summer months there is a sustainable business ministry model going forward.

We still face significant challenges in this current financial year and are continuing to work hard with our professional advisors, bankers and suppliers to resolve our cash flow challenges and return to normal trading conditions as soon as possible.

We have been quite overwhelmed and very encouraged by the many people who have been praying for us in the UK and from around the world and for the tangible and practical help and offers of help we have received from friends and ministry partners.

I would like to reiterate that IBS-STL UK is committed to serving the UK Christian trade. We continue to offer a same day despatch service on the widest possible range of titles and as we work through this difficult period, my prayer is that we will continue to support you as we partner together in our respective ministries.

I would also like to thank so many of you for your support of STL over the years and in particular for the many prayers and encouraging words for us in recent weeks.

Yours in Christ,

Keith Danby
15.9.09