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Camelot supporting the Society of Editors since 2001

Camelot, operator of The National Lottery, is proud to support the Regional Press Awards.

With around 60 per cent of UK adults currently playing, The National Lottery is at the heart of communities across the UK and benefits millions of people’s lives – just as regional and local media do every day.

To date, players have raised over £37 billion for National Lottery Good Causes. Thanks to the invaluable support from the regional and local press over the past 23 years, National Lottery winners – which now include more than 4,750 millionaires – have been able to share their good news.

The press has also been essential at raising awareness of the 525,000-plus funding awards that have been made to Good Causes the length and breadth of the UK – something of which the UK can be rightly proud.

We wish all of this year’s finalists the very best of luck.



UK Power Networks 

Matt Rudling, Director of Customer Services at UK Power Networks said: “UK Power Networks owns and maintains the electricity networks which keep the lights on for more than 8million homes and businesses in London, the South East and East of England and we regularly work very closely with journalists covering these areas.

"We value the work of the regional media and recognise that having information published and broadcast is a key way to keep customers informed about our activities, as well as the live power cut map on our website and other communications channels.

“We are delighted to once again be the title sponsor of the Regional Press Awards. We see this as an ideal opportunity to reward the journalists working both in our patch and beyond



JTI is delighted to support the Regional Press Awards.

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) is a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies (JT), a leading international tobacco product manufacturer.

We were formed in 1999 when Japan Tobacco Inc. acquired the non-US operations of tobacco company R.J. Reynolds. The further acquisition of UK-based Gallaher in 2007 nearly doubled the size of JTI and today we operate in 120 countries. The UK is one of Japan Tobacco International’s top five markets where we sell some of the world’s best-known tobacco and e-cigarette brands.

JTI believes that the UK National Press is an integral part of the global media landscape and serves communities both home and abroad in a unique way through its strong and trusted newspaper brands and we are delighted to be able to support these awards.   

Follow us on Twitter @UKJTI or visit our website jti.com/uk

JTI’s UK trading company is Gallaher Limited.



HoldtheFrontPage is the home of regional journalism news and jobs and highlighting the good work done by regional journalists will always be one of our key objectives.  As such as we are delighted to be continuing our association with the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards and to be sponsoring the Young Journalists of the Year prize for the eighth successive year.



Cision – sponsoring the Journalists’ Charity Award

Cision helps journalists find the best sources for their stories and develop great relationships with PR professionals.

As the world’s most comprehensive media database, Cision connects media influencers with communicators across the globe. It alerts brands and PR teams to the latest media opportunities and gives them up to date information to help them pitch to the right journalists.                

Cision’s media alerts are the industry’s leading source of news about new hires, promotions and changes of patch. What’s more, Cision Gorkana Jobs is the go-to jobs site for PRs and journalists – helping tens of thousands of people hire staff or apply for new roles every year.

To update your media profile, request content from the PR community or browse the latest media jobs, visit www.cision.co.uk/journalist-services/ today. 



Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.



Asda is proud to support the Regional Press Awards for the eighth year running which recognise the strength and importance of local and regional newspapers.


Press Association

In 2018 PA celebrates its 150th year as the UK’s leading provider of multimedia content and services. Established as the Press Association in 1868, PA remains the national news agency for the UK and Ireland, serving a broad range of customers including major media and digital brands around the world, as well as businesses and public sector organisations.

PA’s daily output spans News, Sport, Entertainment and more, providing a rich mix of words, images, data APIs, hosted live blogs, graphics and social media curation. In addition, the agency provides a comprehensive Racing & Betting service which supplies the industry with live data and editorial content, as well as Page Production and Listings services for media owners.


Local Media Works  

News Media Association

The News Media Association is the voice of news media in the UK – a £5 billion sector read by 48 million adults every month in print and online. The NMA exists to promote the interests of news media publishers to government, regulatory authorities, industry bodies and other organisations whose work affects the industry.

Local Media Works, part of the NMA, is the home of marketing for local newspapers and their digital platforms, helping advertisers and agencies to better understand the context and power of local media and sharing best practice across its membership. Local newsbrands reach 42 million people across the UK.








Journalists' Charity

Life is unpredictable and disaster can happen without warning - and for many reasons. It may be sudden unemployment, an illness that leaves you unable to work, a leaking roof that you can’t afford to repair, or the need to take care of a loved one who suddenly needs constant attention.

The Journalists Charity was set up 154 years ago to help such people: desperate people who have no one else to turn to. Over the years the charity has supported thousands of journalists who called on us in times of unexpected crisis. 

We need your help.

This is your charity - a charity run by journalists for journalists. We have to look after our own.

To find out more about what we do and how you can help, please visit the website – www.journalistscharity.org.uk 

Foot Anstey – sponsoring the Business and Finance Journalist of the Year

Tony Jaffa, Jennifer Agate and colleagues have been advising the regional press for more than 25 years.  One respected editor said that being a journalist is the best job in the world.  That may be right - but being a journalist's lawyer runs a close second!  Through our time as advisers to the regional press, we have been able to become an integral part of the work that journalists carry out every day.

The team at Foot Anstey is proud to support the Regional Press Awards. We know regional and local press is brim full with outstanding journalists and first class titles and the talented finalists for these Awards are part of the tradition of taking a strong lead in the communities they serve.  We wish everyone the very best of luck.

Foot Anstey is a top 100 UK Law firm -  we enjoy our reputation as an energetic, proactive firm who combine technical efficiency with a problem solving approach. This is supported by top band rankings in independent legal directories, Chambers UK and Legal 500.

Putting clients at the heart of our business and developing and investing in talent have been key to our growth and enabled us to build on strong foundations by opening new offices across the country. We now operate out of seven locations and have over 550 staff.

We have a strong track record in advising clients across four key sectors: Banking and Financial Services, Property, Infrastructure and Construction, Retail, Leisure, Food and Drink and Media and Technology.





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