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About the Ilford Recorder

More than a local newspaper

The Ilford Recorder is a well-established quality local newspaper covering the outer London borough of Redbridge. First published on September 17, 1898 it has been at the forefront of the community it serves throughout that time and has gained a reputation for championing good causes.

It was highly commended in the Mayor of London’s Local Press Awards for good practice in coverage of asylum issues. It was also short-listed in the Archant awards 2005 in the best commercial supplement category for its VE Day 60 supplement.

Archant is also the UK's largest independently-owned regional media business. It is a community media company active in the fields of regional newspaper and magazine publishing, contract printing and internet communications. All its titles and web sites serve clearly defined communities, based around locations or interest groups.

As a private company it employs 3,000 people right across England and Scotland. Its head office is in Norwich and it has an annual turnover of £194 million.

The newspapers division, Archant Regional, produces four daily regional newspapers and more than 85 weekly titles with a combined circulation of three million copies every week. It is a UK top five regional newspaper publisher. It also publishes many of the group’s 120 websites and a number of its magazines. Its web sites are award winning and recognised nationally.

Archant also owns three magazine companies, which between them produce around 75 magazines. Archant Specialist is the consumer magazine publishing division. Archant Life produces a growing number of city and county lifestyle magazine titles and several French magazines. Archant Life also produce a suite of top quality, glossy consumer magazines in London publishing over 580,000 magazines each month in the Capital. Archant Dialogue is the contract and customer publishing arm of the group.

The Archant Print division has two main printing facilities at Norwich and Ipswich. It prints the majority of the group’s newspaper titles and offers a contract print service at both sites.

You can find out more about Archant here.

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