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The Conservative Front Bench Treasury team has hosted a seminar for a range of freelancers’ groups, including Shout99 and representatives from the creative and media world.
They want to identify areas where Conservative policy could be formulated to help freelance workers, addressing areas of concern for journalists, composers, songwriters, actors and ‘behind-the-scenes’ film and television workers.


A York Evening Press columnist has become a top Government adviser.
Grant Burton, a pig and arable farmer, has been appointed to the Small Business Council. He has penned his column for around two years and in it has been a severe critic of the Government.


Software company Iomart has won a £250,000 contract to host the websites of Newsquest Media Group.
The Glasgow-based firm saw shares close up two percent on the day the move was announced.


Northcliffe Electronic Publishing has been officially registered for the international quality standard ISO 9001:2000.
The recommendation for registration followed a strict inspection at its Derby headquarters from the British Standards Institution, which will be repeated every six months in order to ensure that NEP can continue to be registered.


The Media Trust, a leading provider of media and communications training held two events at the Nottingham Evening Post this week.
Speakers included some of the most experienced journalists in the area, including Post assistant editor Neil White.


The inaugural Wiltshire Media Awards organised by the Swindon branch of the National Union of Journalists used the night to not only award journalists for their achievements but to raise funds for a worthy cause. A raffle raised £250 for the Swindon Cancer Appeal.


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