Our partners...



Camelot supporting the Society of Editors since 2001

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

With around 80 per cent of UK adults playing our games over the course of a year, 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 £36 billion for National Lottery Good Causes. Thanks to the invaluable support from the regional and local press over the past 22 years, National Lottery winners – which now include more than 4,400 millionaires – have been able to share their good news.

The press has also been essential at raising awareness of the 500,000-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 – sponsoring Daily/Sunday Reporter of the Year and Weekly Reporter of the Year

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 and editorial support teams who achieve high standards of accuracy, integrity and public service.”

United Utilities


United Utilities – sponsoring Environment Journalist of the Year

Water is big news. Floods when there’s too much of it, drought when there’s not enough of it and issues about conserving it, selling it and treating it.

We provide 2,000 million litres of water each day to the North West, and take away and treat the wastewater that disappears around the U-bend.

We’re also a major employer, and the region’s only FTSE 100 company.

So when you’re reporting on water, speak to United Utilities. Our news team can give you facts, briefings and quotes from experts.

And, our digital newsroom is equipped to provide images, videos and other resources to assist your multimedia output.

24/7 newsroom: 0345 072 0822


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ASDA – sponsoring Campaign of the Year and Columnist of the Year

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


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

Tony Jaffa and his colleagues at Foot Anstey have been advising the regional press for more than 25 years. One respected editor recently 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.

Tony is one of the senior partners at Foot Anstey, which is ranked in the UK's Top 100 Law Firms. The firm has recently been featured in the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards and was also shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year in the British Legal Awards 2015.


Google – sponsoring Scoop of the Year

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.



Gorkana – sponsoring the Journalists’ Charity Award

Gorkana helps journalists stay at the forefront of the news cycle via our media request and alerts service. 
We work closely with our network of journalists to make sure that every Gorkana profile is up-to-date and relevant so that PRs can tailor their pitches according to your preferences.
Our industry-leading job site features all the best roles from the most recognised publications and should be your first port of call when you're looking for your next big opportunity.

For more information visit http://gorkana.com/journalists and www.gorkanajobs.co.uk

IP Group  

IP Group – sponsoring Science and Education Journalist of the Year

IP Group is a leading intellectual property commercialisation company which focuses on evolving great ideas, mainly from its partner universities, into world-changing businesses.

We have a strong track record of success and are proud to have helped build some truly exciting businesses based on cutting edge science in all of the four sectors in which we operate – healthcare, technology, cleantech and biotech.

Our portfolio now comprises holdings in over 80 companies that we have helped create and build from all over the UK and, more recently, the US.

For more information, please visit our website at www.ipgroupplc.com.


JTI – sponsoring the Digital Award and Website of the Year

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 Regional Press is an integral part of the UK media landscape and serves communities 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 and @JTIPressOffice or visit our website jti.com/uk

JTI’s UK trading company is Gallaher Limited.



PCS, an invested supporter of the publishing industry, has announced its continued sponsorship of the prestigious Regional Press Awards.

PCS is a leading software development organisation that has been serving the publishing industry for more than 40 years. Its in-house developed portfolio of solutions facilitates efficiencies across editorial, advertising and circulation workflows for newspaper and magazine publishers.

Every day PCS solutions support the creation of over 10,000 articles. Based in the Midlands, they employ over 50 people, 75% of whom are dedicated to continuous software development. PCS also offer secure UK data centres where systems and content can be hosted.

PCS are part of the Claverley Group of companies who have an annual turnover of £120m; the group also includes publishers of the UK’s leading regional daily newspaper, MNA Media, commercial printers Precision Colour Printing and Channel Islands news publisher, Guiton Group.

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HoldtheFrontPage is the home of regional journalism news and jobs and highlighting the good work done by regional press journalists will always be a key objective of the site.  We are delighted to be continuing our association with the Regional Press Awards and proud to be sponsoring the Young Journalist of the Year prize for the seventh successive year. 




PA is 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, businesses and public sector organisations.
In addition to its newswire, PA’s products and services span pictures, video, data APIs, hosted live blogs, graphics, listings pages, social media curation and page production. The news agency is part of the PA Group of specialist media companies.

Local Media Works


The News Media Association is the voice of news media in the UK – a £6 billion sector read by 42 million adults every week 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 40 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 151 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 even run our own sheltered and accommodation, care and extra care homes.

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  


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