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Owned by US-based publisher Gannett, Newsquest is one of the UK’s largest publishers of local and regional newspapers with more than 300 titles.

Its major UK publishing centres include York and Glasgow and it employs more than 8,000 staff.

A relatively young company, Newsquest was born in 1995 from Reed Regional Newspapers and has since acquired long-established publisher Westminster Press.

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

What we have written about Newsquest

Journalist receives MBE from the Queen

Journalist Bob Drayton has received his MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to journalism and the local community. Bob, who is deputy group editor of the ten Newsquest titles published at Taunton, was awarded the medal in

2003 Newspaper Award nominations announced

The nominees for the 2003 Newspaper Awards are: Regional Newspaper of the Year The Goss International Premier Award Eastern Daily Press Jersey Evening Post Manchester Evening News Press & Journal, Aberdeen Reading Evening PostShropshire Star Sunday Newspaper of the Year

News Shopper sweeps the board

Proving yet again its ability to win award after award, the News Shopper swept the board at this year’s Newsquest (London) annual prize-giving. The Petts Wood-based series of free newspapers picked up another shelf of top awards including Free Newspaper

MBE for local journalist Bob

Journalist Bob Drayton has been rewarded for his work in the profession with an MBE in the New Year Honours List. Bob, who is group deputy editor of Newsquest (Somerset), is based in Taunton and has day-to-day control of the

News staff from around UK honoured at Midlands event

The very best of Newsquest’s talent from across the UK has been recognised at the company’s annual awards event. The presentations took place at the company’s conference in Stratford-upon-Avon, where chairman Jim Brown handed the awards to the winners. The

Circulation triumphs are rewarded

The partying continued into the night as Newsquest celebrated success at the group’s 2001 Newspaper Sales, Letterbox and Distribution Awards. Chief executive Paul Davidson handed over the prizes in the ceremony at the Royal Court Hotel, Coventry. The evening was

'Teamwork' win for weekly

The Croydon Guardian and Redhill & Reigate Life have scooped a prestigious award for “best use of teamwork” at the Best of Business Awards 2002. The papers, both based at Newsquest’s Purley office, beat competition from two other finalists in

International honour for Mike

Mike Laycock, chief reporter at the York Evening Press, has won a prestigious international award. He is one of only six winners of the Unsung Heroes award, presented by Gannett, the York paper’s American parent company. The judges decided to

Ali shortlisted for top award

Southern Daily Echo chief feature writer Ali Kefford has been shortlisted for a prestigious award for her role as the paper’s naval correspondent. She’s reached the final ten entries in the Desmond Wettern Maritime MediaAward for the second successive year.

Impressive images earn awards

Impressive images have earned two more media awards for the Evening Press at York. The imagination and skill of photographer Frank Dwyer and graphic designer Lisa Cook impressed the judges in the Yorkshire Press Awards – and each took home

Evening Press leads the pack

The Evening Press at York has been voted Daily Newspaper of the Year in a prestigious national competition. The paper’s campaigning stance and its coverage of last year’s floods helped it defeat intense rivalry from dailies all over the country

Newspaper Society New Media Awards 2001

Page 2 of 2 Best web design – newspaper sitesWinner –, Business amHighly commended –, Jewish ChronicleCommended –, Eastern Daily Press Best web design – external company Winner –, Scunthorpe TelegraphHighly commended –, Bradford Telegraph

Floods coverage secures international accolade

The Evening Press at York has been recognised by its American owners for the way it handled the November floods crisis. The paper has won an Innovator Drive for Excellence award to become one of only five prize-winners in the

2001 Newspaper Awards

Here are the nominations for the 2001 Newspaper Awards in association with Production Journal and Fujifilm Graphic Systems. National Newspaper of the YearThe Stora Enso Premier Award for national daily newspapers. Financial TimesThe Daily TelegraphThe GuardianThe IndependentThe MirrorThe Times Regional