About Us

DWN Ltd is a family owned business based in Redruth, Cornwall.


The company has roots in the newspaper industry dating back to 1925 when the late Percy Dale began retailing newspapers in the Cornish village of Chacewater. The retailing and home delivery business expanded during successive generations and the firm diversified into Sunday only wholesaling in an area which steadily increased in size during the 40's and 50's. During the early 1980's the business expanded further, when Chris Dash won the first seven day a week newspaper distribution contract with News International.

Now in its 8th decade of family ownership, the company serves an extensive customer base from distribution centres in Redruth and Taunton and retail stores in Truro and Falmouth. 

Current Activities

The Dash Group operates in the following sectors:-

  • Wholesale distribution of national and local newspapers
  • Self drive van hire
  • Contract logistics, general storage and distribution
  • Ecommerce 
  • Retail

If you would like to discuss your requirements please do not hesitate to contact us

Venture Wholesale is a division of DWN Ltd and part of The Dash Group