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.

Sustainability a Win Win?

July 23rd, 2020

ACE received entries from businesses representing the breadth of our industry and in assessing the entries our judges recognised a short list of THREE brands; News UK (Newsprinters), Menzies Distribution & Guardian News & Media. Each were exceptional entries with the judges commenting favourably for each News UK / Newsprinters were selected following their business-wide […]

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NMA2020-WIRED “The Winners”

July 16th, 2020

Of course, ACE would have loved to have welcomed everyone into the same room to enjoy the party but, as we all know, at the moment this is not possible. However as promised the show delivered all the excitement of being there on the night and whilst our nominees were not able to hear the […]

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NMA2020 – Young Achiever Nominees

July 15th, 2020

This year’s award entrants truly reflected “Excellence in Our Industry” we have been overwhelmed with inspiring entries and, with an entry pool 40% on last year, our judges have had an even harder time deciding on the shortlist. ACE would like to thank all those industry colleagues who took the time to submit a nomination; […]

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NMA2020-WIRED Subscription Team of the Year Nominees

July 9th, 2020

This year’s award entrants truly reflected “Excellence in Our Industry” we have been overwhelmed with inspiring entries and, with an entry pool 40% on last year, our judges have had an even harder time deciding on the shortlist. ACE would like to thank all those industry colleagues who took the time to submit a nomination; […]

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NMA2020-WIRED Campaign of the Year Magazine Nominees

July 6th, 2020

This year’s award entrants truly reflected “Excellence in Our Industry” we have been overwhelmed with inspiring entries and, with an entry pool 40% on last year, our judges have had an even harder time deciding on the shortlist. ACE would like to thank all those industry colleagues who took the time to submit a nomination; […]

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James Keith Doney

July 6th, 2020

The funeral took place Monday 27th July 2020 at  the Agecroft Crematorium Chapel at 10.20 am followed by a graveside committal Sadly the video link provided by the funeral director did not work on the day. They have assured his family that the video is available to view using the same log in details as […]

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Connect Group PLC Appoint Jonathan Bunting to role of Chief Executive Officer

June 16th, 2020

In seven months as interim Chief Executive Officer, Jon has delivered all of the Group’s strategic priorities, including the strategic review and subsequent disposal of Tuffnells Parcels Express, leaving the Group to focus on its core strengths and expertise in newspaper and magazine distribution. Under Jon’s leadership, the Smiths News business has continued to deliver […]

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NFRN’s Greg Deacon on why independent retailers have proved to be a lifeline to their communities

June 5th, 2020

How have the NFRN members tackled the challenges that Covid 19 has presented?  It has been extremely difficult for all. Many have had to close, many shortened hours and some increased everything they do including setting up new propositions like home delivery and providing safe in store shopping experience from scratch. Really is the good, […]

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Industry helps put a smile on the face of hundreds of vulnerable beneficiaries during lock down.

June 2nd, 2020

Those supporting the initiative included: The Daily Mirror, Smiths News, Menzies Distribution, Mail Newspapers, Intermedia, Newtrade Media, Frontline, Seymour and Willis News. Mike Mirams CEO for NewstrAid said; “We cannot thank the companies who supported this initiative enough. It is a wonderful example of industry collaboration at time when some of our colleagues need it […]

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GLOBAL MEDIA HUB LAUNCH THE PPE HUB

June 1st, 2020

The boxes contain sanitiser, face masks, gloves and anti bacterial wipes. They can be bespoke branded with a company logo and a personalised letter. Matt Pryce, Commercial Director of Global Media Hub detailed how the boxes originated, “Whilst talking to our corporate clients, which under normal circumstances would receive our magazines, many expressed concern at […]

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NHS & Project Wingman – Government Support

June 1st, 2020

At the beginning of lockdown, Theresa Villiers Conservative MP for Chipping Barnet helped Gold Key Media to keep our drivers on the road – fighting our corner to ensure news delivery was classed as essential work. That has ultimately allowed Gold Key Media to continue to deliver hundreds of thousands of donated publications and goods […]

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ACE Newspaper & Magazine Awards 2020 – Announcement

June 1st, 2020

However, we didn’t want to leave the 2020 Newspaper and Magazine Awards nominees without recognition for the huge effort spent on awards entries this year. We have received an unprecedented number of high quality entries across all 18 categories, spanning the entire newspaper and magazine industry and celebrating the very best in innovation and achievements, […]

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Cafeyn launches daily newspapers – now offering The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, The Evening Standard and more

May 27th, 2020

Cafeyn continues to build upon its catalogue in pursuit of its mission to empower readers to discover a range of new, quality content and be inspired by a diversity of information. With a Cafeyn Unlimited subscription, readers can now keep themselves informed, with leading UK daily newspapers, such as The Independent, The Guardian, The Observer […]

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News industry set for £50m-a-year boost from VAT cut on digital publications

May 27th, 2020

Government has taken the decision to make e-publications and online subscriptions zero-rated for the tax. The cut was introduced on 1 May – having previously been scheduled to come into effect on 1 December – to help publishers cope with the coronavirus pandemic. The industry has long argued that digital news, liked printed newspapers, should […]

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Industry support enables Charity to send treat packages to vulnerable beneficiaries during lockdown

May 21st, 2020

With the support of publishers, wholesalers and distributors, each sponsoring packages for a number of households, the charity has been able to send more than 500 hampers filled with goodies such as biscuits, cakes and snacks to beneficiaries isolating or shielding at home. Mike Mirams, NewstrAid CEO said; All of our beneficiaries are vulnerable or […]

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