Awards & Events

Support our local awards and business events.

We have built upon our trusted reputation as the UK’s largest 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 in-person audience of many thousands every year.

Sponsorship opportunities.

Event sponsorship is a unique and increasingly relevant marketing solution that generates impressive results for many businesses.

Our 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.

Why Event Sponsorship Works.

We’ve identified five main reasons sponsorship could work for you:

– networking.
Our events attract thousands of 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.

– 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.

– corporate social responsibility.
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.

– increased reach.
Our online newsbrands reach millions of users every month. Your brand will feature on our news platforms in addition to our dedicated events website.

– 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.