11 Facts About Archant


Archant Limited is a newspaper and magazine publishing company headquartered in Norwich, England.

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In March 2002, ECNG changed its name to Archant, prompted by the company's broadening geographic scope and growing range of its activities.

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In February 2008, Archant acquired Compass Magazines and its four monthly regional magazines in Dorset, Hampshire and Surrey.

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In May 2010, Archant launched Cambridge First, a weekly newspaper in Cambridge.

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In June 2010, Archant acquired KOS Media Publishing Ltd, the publisher of Kent on Sunday and a series of free weekly newspapers, magazines, websites and mobile products, for an undisclosed sum.

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In May 2011, Archant Life acquired the Wye Valley Life and Life in The Marches titles from Wye Valley Media Ltd.

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Archant completed a change to its legal structure to simplify the trading companies into one single legal entity – now called Archant Community Media Limited – in November 2011.

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In January 2012, Archant launched the unique iwitness24 community news platform that aims to transform the way it gathers news.

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In September 2019 Archant announced its intention to out-source all newspaper printing to Newsprinters Ltd.

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In January 2020 Archant sold its headquarters, Prospect House, to regional insurance firm Alan Boswell Group.

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In July 2020, Archant announced it had put itself up for sale and was willing to plug a funding deficit exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic's disastrous impact on industry-wide advertising revenues.

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