This is positive news for UK publishers of free newspapers and magazines who look to their distribution suppliers to supply accurate data and information in accordance with ABC Reporting Standards.

Andy Barker, Sales & Marketing Director at SSD comments: "As the UK free publication market has grown significantly in recent years, it has become increasingly important that the industry standards for reporting of free newspapers and magazines were formally agreed, and that these can be met by both distribution suppliers and publishers alike.

We are pleased to support ABC in these efforts and furthermore to announce the continued accreditation of our reporting. As the first UK distribution company to be accredited to ABC standards for Bulk Distribution (free copies) we are confident that our unique PDA based proof of delivery & reporting system will continue to significantly simplify the collation and interpretation process required for ABC audit by our publishing clients.”

Jan Pitt, Group Executive Director Client Services at ABC comments: “Congratulations again to Self Select Distribution for achieving accreditation as a Bulk Distribution Associate for the third year running. Through continuing accreditation they are able to demonstrate both their expertise and commitment to working to industry agreed standards on behalf of their publishing clients.”