National World says production will be spread across the Newsquest print sites with the transition of titles taking place during Q4, 2023.
As a result, National World says it will be exiting long standing partnerships with APH Dinnington and Thurrock, and DC Thomson, Dundee.
Prior to the acquisition by National World, JPIMedia owned the Dinnington press site until its sale to DMGT in October 2020, and the site continued to print a number of National World’s largest brands including The Yorkshire Post, Portsmouth News, and The Star.
Scottish titles currently printed by DC Thomson, Dundee will also transfer to Newsquest as part of this arrangement.
Speaking of the partnership Tina Callcutt, National World’s director of content sales said: “We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with Newsquest for the production of our Scotland and England newsbrands from Q4, 2023.
“We will be working with our local teams over the coming weeks to make the required adjustments needed in preparation of transitioning to these new arrangements.
“It is with regret that we will be exiting our long standing partnerships with APH Dinnington and Thurrock, and DC Thomson, Dundee and our thanks go to the production teams at these sites who have provided a high level of service to National World over a number of years.”
National World has confirmed that they will be continuing their longstanding partnership with the APH production team at Carn, Northern Ireland, for production of their Northern Irish brands including flagship titles the News Letter and Derry Journal.
Interpress, Northern Ireland, will retain production of the Newry Reporter, Banbridge Chronicle and Farm Week.Keep up-to-date with publishing news: sign up here for InPubWeekly, our free weekly e-newsletter.