drive24 is the online and print motoring service of the community newspaper and magazine group Archant, UK's largest independently-owned regional media business. Archant have partnered with motors.co.uk, the fastest growing motor network in the UK, to deliver a state-of-the-art service that is uniquely local whilst offering national coverage Archant is a community media company active in the fields of regional newspaper and magazine publishing, contract printing and internet communications. All its titles serve clearly defined communities, based around locations or interest groups.
Archant can trace its roots back over 160 years and today remains one of the country’s largest independent media businesses. As a private company it employs 1850 people right across England. Its head office is in Norwich and has an annual turnover of £142 million.
The newspapers division, Archant Regional, produces four daily regional newspapers and around 60 weekly titles with a combined circulation of 2.25 million copies every week. It is a UK top six regional newspaper publisher. It also publishes many of the group’s 180 websites and a number of its magazines.
Archant also owns three magazine companies, which between them produce around 80 magazines. Archant Specialist is the consumer magazine publishing division. Archant Life produces a growing number of city and county lifestyle magazine titles. Archant Dialogue is the contract and customer publishing arm of the group.
The Archant Print division has its main printing facilities at Norwich where it prints the majority of the group’s newspaper titles and offers a contract print service.