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Based in Norwich and privately-owned, Archant employs around 2,600 people across England and has an annual turnover of £194m.

Its newspapers division, Archant Regional, produces four regional daily newspapers, around 60 weekly titles and many of the group’s 160 websites.

Archant also owns three magazine companies, which between them produce around 80 lifestyle and consumer magazines.

More information can be found on the company’s website at

What we have written about Archant

Profits up at Archant

Regional newspaper publisher Archant has announced increased operating profits of £29.4m. The group’s preliminary results showed that, before exceptional items, operating profit for 2003 had gone up by 6.1 per cent on the previous year, with profit before tax up

More London papers for Archant

Publisher Archant has secured the remaining 15 weekly paid-for London titles from Independent News & Media in a £10m deal. Earlier this month the company acquired 12 weekly free and paid-for titles in North London, East London and Essex from

Archant snaps up London titles for £52m

Archant has today acquired 12 weekly free and paid-for newspapers in North London, East London and Essex from Independent News & Media’s portfolio of 27 in the capital. The announcement came as competition minister Gerry Sutcliffe agreed that Northcliffe Newspapers

Future of newspaper group is in the hands of its staff

Around 80 journalists have gathered for Archant’s annual editorial conference. The two-day event allowed staff from across Archant Regional, publishers of the Evening Star, Ipswich, East Anglian Daily Times, Eastern Daily Press, Evening News, Norwich, and around 60 weekly titles,

Ad revenues help Archant to increased profit

Publisher Archant has announced increased profits for the year thanks mainly to the performance of advertising sales in the regional press. And there are initiatives in hand to boost income and improve efficiency. Operating profit for 2002 reached £27.7m, up

Archant backing for new daily tabloid

A new daily tabloid is set to be launched in Dublin backed by £1m of investment from the Archant group. The management team behind the new title, the mid-market Dublin Daily, has this week finalised its £2.6m launch funding package

Titles join Extra as Archant strengthens brand

The Extra free weekly in Glasgow has expanded to reach more than 180,000 homes in and around the city following the rebranding of three other Archant Central Scotland titles under its masthead. The Bearsden & Milngavie Courier, The Renfrewshire Weekly

Major new edition for popular London weekly

A sister publication to the Hampstead & Highgate Express is to be launched at the end of this week, as new editor Geoff Martin makes his mark. The Wood & Vale Express will cover some of the most exclusive areas

Archant poised to acquire media assets

Archant is poised to “acquire and expand” after winning permission from its shareholders to increase its borrowing capacity to £270m. The firm wants to double its size in the next seven years and believes it is at the right stage

Evening News triumphs at EDF Energy Media Awards

The Cambridge Evening News has won the title of Daily Newspaper of the Year at the EDF Energy East of England Media Awards today. The title also won the award for Community Campaign of the Year, for its work on