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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

Weekly newspapers line up for annual industry awards

Journalists from weekly newspapers around the country are to gather in Warwickshire for the Weekly Newspaper Awards. The Forest of Arden Marriott hotel will host the Newspaper Society event on Thursday. The judges will reward both advertising and editorial successes

Achievements of the past year are celebrated at group awards

Staff from Archant have celebrated the achievements of the past year at the group’s annual awards. More than 800 staff from titles across England and Scotland gathered for the event at Audley End stately home in Essex, which was hosted

London papers rewarded for coverage on refugee and asylum issues

The Highbury and Islington Express and the Wembley Observer have been honoured at the Mayor of London’s first ever local press awards. The regional newspapers were among the winners at the event held to recognise balanced and accurate coverage of

The Citizen picks up Regional Newspaper of the Year prize

The Citizen in Gloucester has been named Regional Newspaper of the Year at the 2005 Newspaper Awards. The title picked up the award during a ceremony at the London Hilton on Park Lane last night, at the competition dedicated to

Editor picks up his OBE for the Palace

Eastern Daily Press editor Peter Franzen has collected his OBE from Buckingham Palace. The 57-year-old received the honour for services to journalism after working for Archant for more than 30 years. He attended the ceremony with his wife Kate and

Deputy editor honoured for his humanitarian efforts

Eastern Daily Press deputy editor James Ruddy has been awarded a Rotary International Humanitarian Reporting Award. James, (48), was awarded the regional media award after helping to raise millions of pounds of cash and aid. For the past 13 years

Newspaper staff honoured at Creative Industries Awards

Two Archant Norfolk staff have been honoured at the first ever Creative Industries Awards for Norfolk. Sonya Brown, a photographer for the Evening News in Norwich, won the award for Best Event Photography and Eastern Daily Press columnist and ITV

EDP's Sarah named outstanding trainee

Eastern Daily Press reporter Sarah Brealey has been awarded the Archant Norfolk Holroyd Award for the most outstanding trainee of the year. The award is made annually in memory of former Mercury series editor Albert Holroyd, who edited the title

Reporter's exposé scoops national prize

An exposé about the use of NHS resources has won Eastern Daily Press journalist Mark Nicholls a top prize in a prestigious national competition. Mark, (left), who is health correspondent at the Archant-owned title, was named Health Finance Journalist of

Prize-winners party the night away

Staff from Archant-owned newspapers from across England and Scotland have celebrated the achievements of the past year. The group held its annual awards night at the Alexandra Palace in London, where 1,250 guests saw a host of prizes handed out

Contenders line up as judges make their choices

The finalists for the Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards 2004 are: Editorial categories Aberdeen IndependentBangor & Anglesey MailBirkenhead NewsBristol ObserverCornish GuardianDunfermline PressEdgware & Mill Hill TimesEssex ChronicleHinckley TimesHunts PostIsle of Man CourierKent on SundayKentish Express (Ashford)Kentish Gazette (Canterbury)Manchester Metro NewsNorth

HoldtheFrontPage scoops top media award – again!

HoldtheFrontPage has been named Best Niche Internet Site (Commercial) for the second year running. At the Newspaper Society Digital Media Awards ceremony in Manchester, which saw 21 nominees fight it out for nine prizes, the judges praised our consistency, commenting

Hard-working trainees are rewarded

Eastern Daily Press journalist James Goffin has been awarded the Archant Norfolk Albert Holroyd Award for the Trainee Journalist of the Year. The award is made annually to the division’s outstanding trainee journalist, which this year went to James, who

Editor receives town's top honour

A weekly newspaper editor has been honoured with her town’s highest honour for her outstanding contribution to the area. Weston Mercury editor Judi Kisiel picked up the Borough Shield at the prestigious Mayor’s Ball. Her achievements include fundraising for the

Award honours vital community role

The Ayrshire Extra has been honoured for its role in helping to make the community a safer place. The Archant-owned title received an award at the Ayrshire Community Safety Partnership’s Good Citizenship Awards 2004. Editor Scott Barr said: “This is

Winners unveiled at Archant showpiece event

The winners of the Archant Awards 2003 have been announced at a ceremony held at the Alexandra Palace in London. Some 1,200 staff from across the country saw publications, products and people from across the community media company scoop prizes