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Wednesday, 05 March 2014 (3049258)
Champ turns twenty!
by Ollie Cowan


THE Champion Media Group is this week celebrating its 20th anniversary (Friday March 7).

The local news goliath has come a long way from its humble beginnings in a garden shed and two bedrooms in the Scarisbrick Hotel.

The publishing company, responsible for the eight award winning weekly Champion newspaper titles, is now the largest independent publisher in the North West with a circulation of over 166,000 copies each week being delivered to homes in Sefton, North Liverpool and West Lancashire.

CMG, based in Southport, has bucked the trend of newspaper groups in recent years by enjoying steady circulation growth, expanding its titles and taking on more staff where many are closing titles and making redundancies in the region.

Managing Director Betty Drummond said: “I am delighted that we are here to celebrate this milestone event.

”The launch of the Champion and it’s early history is a well documented story of David and Goliath.

“Just a handful of redundant newspaper staff with no money and no premises daring to take on their mighty and very successful rivals and succeeding.”






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