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CN Group

  • Head Office: CN Group Ltd, Newspaper House, Dalston Road, Carlisle, Cumbria CA2 5UA
  • Website: www.cngroup.co.uk

The CN Group – formerly Cumbrian News Group – is based in Carlisle and has three divisions covering publishing, print and radio.

Its publishing division is responsible for a number of daily and weekly newspapers in Cumbria, Northumberland and south west Scotland.

The Group is led by chief executive Robin Burgess who is the fourth generation of his family to be involved in the business.

More information can be found on the company’s website at www.cngroup.co.uk.

What we have written about CN Group

New editor for News as Hilary moves into magazines

The Whitehaven News has appointed a new editor. Colin Edgar, currently chief sub-editor at the Carlisle News & Star, is due to start his new job on Monday April 5. He takes over from Hilary Scott, who leaves the post

Newsman set for sheriff role

Robin Burgess, the chief executive of newspaper publisher the CN Group, has been selected as a future High Sheriff of Cumbria. The 52-year-old will take up the ceremonial post in March 2006 after becoming the latest addition to a list

Quality product rolls off £5.5m new press

The North West Evening Mail moved into a new era when it was produced for the first time on a new printing press. The press, on reclaimed steelworks land, brings more colour and better print quality – and secures 150

CN appoints Keith Sutton as editorial director

Carlisle News & Star editor Keith Sutton has been appointed to the new post of editorial director of Cumbrian Newspapers Ltd. He will advise and assist the senior management team in a continued bid for editorial excellence, and to develop

Building work starts on new press hall

Building work has officially begun on a new press hall for the North West Evening Mail. The £5.5m project will occupy a new 10,000sq ft building near Cocken Lake on the Furness Business Park. At full speed the new press

Peer to take over at CN Group

Lord Inglewood is to become the new chairman of regional newspaper publisher CN Group Limited. He will succeed Joe Harris, (69), who has been chairman for the past 15 years. Lord Inglewood, who has said that he won’t stand for

Newspaper division MD appointed

The company which owns the News & Star, Carlisle, has appointed a managing director for its newspaper division. Chris Bisco will take up the job with CN Group in the New Year. He is currently a senior director of newspaper

News & Star sponsors historic figures return

Naworth Castle’s historic carved beasts are to make a welcome return to Cumbria – thanks to the Carlisle News & Star. The figures were sold to the Victoria and Albert Museum last year and are to be temporarily displayed at

New appointment in Carlisle

A new finance director has been appointed to CN Group, the company that runs the Carlisle News & Star. Andrew Swanston is finance director at a Cockermouth brewer and pub company and is likely to join CN in Carlisle early

NS reveals awards shortlist

The Newspaper Society has announced the shortlist for April’s Circulation, Editorial and Promotions Awards. This year’s competition, previously known as the Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards, received more than 800 entries from regional newspapers across the country, and the Society