St Luke's

Newspaper Society


The NS, voice of the local media, briefed us to reassert the importance of local papers – both to advertisers and to the people who work in this challenging industry. We created Local Business Accelerators, a partnership between local papers, established business leaders and start-ups. In early 2012 almost 500 local papers will be selecting the most promising fledgling businesses in their area and giving them a boost – free local advertising and the support of local business mentors. BBC ‘Dragon’ Deborah Meaden is the ambassador of the scheme.