April 19 2014 Latest news:
Archant is one of the UK's largest independently-owned regional media businesses. It is a community media company active in the fields of regional newspapers, magazines and websites, specialist and customer publishing, contract printing event management, digital publishing and related activities. All its publications serve clearly defined communities, often based around locations or interest groups.
Archant can trace its roots back over 165 years and today remains one of the country’s largest independent media businesses. As a private company it employs 1850 people right across England. Its head office is in Norwich and has an annual turnover of £142 million.
Archant produces four daily regional newspapers and around 50 weekly titles with a combined circulation of 1.7 million copies every week. It is a UK top seven regional newspaper publisher.
Archant also owns three magazine companies, which between them produce around 80 magazines. Archant Specialist is the consumer magazine publishing division. Archant Life produces a growing number of county lifestyle magazine titles. Archant Dialogue is the contract and customer publishing arm of the group.
Archant also publishes around 200 websites and digital products as well as running events, exhibitions and awards.
The Archant Print division has its main printing facilities at Norwich where it prints the majority of the group’s newspaper titles and offers a contract print service.