Awards & Events

Support our local awards

We have built upon our trusted reputation as the UK’s largest national and regional news media publisher to deliver best-in-class awards in the communities we serve, supporting a wide range of sectors including business, education, community and tech.

From celebrating community heroes to acknowledging success in local business, our impressive range of diverse and highly-engaging events play an important fixture in the local media calendar, attracting an audience in excess of 100,000 every year.

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship is a unique and increasingly relevant communication vehicle that generates impressive results for many businesses.

Reach events offer your company an exceptional opportunity to highlight and promote your business to a captive audience, as well as engage with potential customers, increase your credibility and raise your company profile by associating with trusted brands.

Reach events provide great brand exposure and networking opportunities with audiences from a range of sectors and key speakers from the region’s leading businesses.

To see all the events we have in 2020 and find out more, visit

5 Reasons Why Sponsorship Could Work For You

We’ve identified 5 big reasons Sponsorship could work for you. They work really well at our events, but they are all ways in which sponsorship can be used to enhance your marketing plans.

  1. Networking
    Our events attract over 50,000 people each year, across all industries. Our awards ceremonies provide unique networking opportunities with access to table plans pre-event for sponsors, allowing a more targeted approach to making new connections.
  2. Brand Exposure
    Not only will you benefit from networking at each event but your brand will feature strongly throughout. Attendees will see your brand as well as your chosen award presenter on stage, alongside the winners.
  3. Corporate Social Responsibility and Community
    Your company will receive coverage as a supporter of business, organisation and exception individuals in your region. You can choose a category that meets your objectives for the year ahead e.g. Charity of the Year.
  4. Reach
    Our online newsbrands reach 41 million users every month. Your brand will feature on our news platforms in addition to our dedicated events website, which attracts over 26,000 users every month.
  5. Lead Generation
    Many of our clients find events to be a fun and friendly environment to make new connections and build on existing relationships. This provides a great opportunity for our business to attend and secure business leads