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‘Modern and agile approach’ secures national award win for publisher

A regional publisher has won a national award for its “modern and agile” approach to publishing.

The Professional Publishers Association has given its Chairman’s Award to Archant.

Despite the award traditionally being presented to a specific brand or individual, the group received the honour for its “many years of hard work and dedication to the industry.”

The group was also praised for what judges called its “modern and agile approach to publishing,” citing the launch of The New European which is about to mark its first year of publication after initally being scheduled to last four editions.

Archant's team at the PPA Awards

Archant’s team at the PPA Awards

PPA Chairman James Tye placed specifically acknowledge the longevity of the business while presenting the award.

He said: “[Archant] has been publishing magazines and newspapers for more than 150 years, and has been loyal and committed supporters of our industry and the PPA throughout that time.

“The company has really reaped the rewards of an audience-first strategy that combines digital transformation with real innovation in print.”

Archant chief executive Jeff Henry said: “One of our core values is pride. I am so proud of all the people in Archant past and present that have been recognised in such a prestigious manner.”

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