News

Here is where you'll find key news items; headlines and top stories from all of our Ace activities, events, and more. We update this regularly, so please come back again for more.

The Times donates £15,000 to News Trade charity

August 8th, 2019

The donation will go towards refurbishing bungalows for the residents of the Seaford housing development in East Sussex, all of which spent their careers working in the news trade in retail, wholesale or the circulation of newspapers. In 1957 The Times provided the build cost of one of the bungalows on the Seaford site. The […]

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Thyme to Chew?

July 19th, 2019

You’ll need to have a discerning taste for food and wine with several hours to spare one weekday lunch time (12.30pm – 3.30pm) this Autumn. We are looking for two people ideally who have attended the event previously to help us get the menu just right. One of the tasters will need to be vegetarian […]

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P P P P Pick up a Penguin!

June 6th, 2019

The Power of 7 7 energetic and highly competitive teams entered this year’s Ace It’s A Knockout Challenge donning giant penguin costumes, slipping and sliding up soapy inflatables, employing masterful teamwork in the banger race and generally having great fun at the Kings House Sports Ground in Chiswick. Teams Let us never underestimate the competitiveness […]

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Reaching for the 3 Peaks

May 29th, 2019

What is the Three Peaks Challenge? The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales. It is a rite of passage for many in the British hiking community, and we can understand why. Having said that none of us belong to the “hiking community” by any means, but […]

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NMA2019 – Tense, Exciting…always fun!

May 10th, 2019

Audience An energised audience of 290 guests representing the breadth of newspaper and magazine publishing, distribution and retailing were enveloped in an atmosphere of excitement and mutual celebration as we recognised those brands, titles, teams and companies who had demonstrated the drive and persistence necessary to win. Broadest Categories A host of award categories at […]

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NMA2019 – Short List Announced

April 9th, 2019

We received a wealth of high quality entries across the categories reflecting the immense volume of initiative, planning and execution excellence that makes our industry the best in the world. Our judges had the difficult task of selecting the most impressive from each category to put forward into our shortlist which can be downloaded below. […]

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A BIG Christmas thank you

December 5th, 2018

As with all the past year’s events, the great and the good of the Publishing Industry gathered to celebrate 2018, Christmas and the Year ahead, at the year’s most prestigious event. Marcus, George and Ian – A BIG INDUSTRY THANK YOU Passionate about print and highly appreciative of all who work in our industry in […]

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ALL TOGETHER NOW

October 3rd, 2018

The overarching theme from the ACE Empower event, where the students enrolled on this year’s programme presented their research findings, was ‘collaboration’ – specifically how the industry would perform much better in terms of newspaper and magazine sales if all sections of the supply chain worked better together. The students, who were split into three […]

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Mike Mirams appointed Chief Executive of NewstrAid

September 25th, 2018

  Mike had a long career at magazine distributor, COMAG, including 11 years as managing director. Over his time in the industry, Mike has also worked closely with the Professional Publishers Association, serving as Chairman of its newstrade Committee, and is still a trustee of ACE. Mike joined the Trustee Board of NewstrAid in April […]

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Powering Ahead

September 18th, 2018

Our students split into three syndicates each supported by a mentor and sought to present answers to the following topics “The UK retail landscape is changing at an unprecedented rate. What does all of this mean for the future of retail? How are newspapers and magazines benefiting from these changes. What are the future opportunities and […]

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NEWSTRAID PARACHUTE JUMP 2018

August 3rd, 2018

What you will be doing Everyone who signs up will get the fantastic opportunity to complete a sponsored, tandem parachute jump.You’ll fly to around 13,000 feet (approximately two miles high!), fall at about 120 mph, descending to 5,000 feet in around 40 seconds. You’ll be in the air for a total of about 6 minutes. […]

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Newspaper & Magazine Awards 2019

June 22nd, 2018

Entry will be open from January 2019 and we want to hear from you. About the Event The evening will be simply spectacular from beginning to end. As soon as you arrive at the sumptuous venue, you will hit the red carpet and strike a pose for the paparazzi, then rub shoulders with the industry’s most eminent and […]

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Jellyfish launches uOpen.com

June 13th, 2018

Jellyfish Connect is pleased to announce the launch of uOpen.com, the UK’s first subscription box marketplace website. Tapping into the subscription box craze, uOpen takes advantage of this rapidly growing sector of UK retail and will be actively supporting publishers who launch subscription boxes. The first to debut on uOpen are First News which has […]

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GOLD KEY MEDIA GO DIGITAL FOR WORLD CUP

June 11th, 2018

Gold Key Media are delighted to announce that they will be supplying the German National Football team with their daily supply of digital newspapers and magazines for the duration of their World Cup campaign in Russia. Players will be able to access all of their daily newspapers and a wide range of magazines through the […]

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Ex- Ace Chair to Head up Newsprinters

June 11th, 2018

News UK chief financial officer Chris Longcroft said this morning: “Darren has been with the company for coming up to 19 years and most recently headed up the Logistics function. “His experience and knowledge of the business as well as his drive make him the ideal appointment for this role to continue to move Newsprinters forward as a […]

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