Sponsors 2015

Partners for 2015

Society of Editors annual conference, 2015

Camelot – supporting the Society of Editors since 2001

Camelot is proud to support the Society of Editors’ Annual Conference and Gala Dinner.

Since its launch in 1994, The National Lottery has raised a life-changing £33 billion for Good Cause projects, with more than 450,000 individual awards made across the UK – an average of 144 lottery grants for every postcode district. It has also paid out over £56 billion in prizes and created more than 3,900 millionaires or multi-millionaires.

The National Lottery is at the heart of communities across the UK and benefits millions of people’s lives – just as the national, regional and local media do every day. Thanks to your invaluable support over the past two decades, National Lottery winners have been able to share their good news, missing ticket-holders have been united with their previously unclaimed winnings and a huge range of projects have been able to highlight the life-changing difference they make thanks to vital National Lottery funding.

Camelot wishes the Society of Editors a successful conference.


BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world.  It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of five customer-facing lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2015, BT Group’s reported revenue was £17,979m with reported profit before taxation of £2,645m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

For more information, visit www.btplc.com

BBC News and Current Affairs

BBC News is the largest broadcast news operation in the world, providing trusted news and analysis to audiences in the UK and internationally. We are considered the leading source for trustworthy and impartial news in the UK. BBC News is responsible for the daily TV and radio bulletins, as well as flagship programmes like Today, Newsnight, Question Time and Panorama. We also produce regional TV and radio news programmes in England, the BBC News website, the BBC News Channeland BBC Parliament. Each week, BBC News reaches more than 80% of adults in the UK through its television, radio, online and mobile output. The BBC News Channel is the most watched news channel in the UK, reaching over 8.5m adults weekly and the BBC News website is used by over 24 million UK browsers each week. Internationally, the BBC News total global audience – for the BBC World Service, BBC World News and bbc.com/news – this year reached an average of 283 million people a week.

Gorkana helps journalists stay at the forefront of the news cycle via our media request and alerts service. We help to keep your Gorkana profile up-to-date and relevant, as it’s the key to success and ensuring that you get the most out of our network of PRs. Our industry leading job site also keeps you in touch with the latest moves and opportunities. For more information visit www.gorkana.com.

UK Power Networks

UK Power Networks is delighted to be a major sponsor of the Annual Conference this year and support excellence in journalism. We own and maintain electricity cables across London, the East of England and South East, making sure the lights stay on for 8.1million homes and businesses, regardless of who they pay their energy bills to. From small rural substations to complex electricity networks in the capital, we’re working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year usually behind the scenes.

We have 5,600 staff and the company recently became the first electricity distributor to be named in the Sunday Times’ Top 25 businesses list. We are also proud to hold an Investors in People Gold award. Our team also works round the clock to answer journalists’ questions on a wide range of subjects related to power supplies.


Beginning in 1996, Stanford University graduate students Larry Page and Sergey Brin built a search engine called “BackRub” that used links to determine the importance of individual web pages. By 1998 they had formalized their work, creating the company you know today as Google.

Google is now a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.


Outbrain (www.outbrain.com) is the world’s largest content discovery platform, bringing personalised, relevant online, mobile and video content to audiences while helping publishers understand their audiences through data. Outbrain serves over 190 billion personalised content recommendations every month and reaches over 565 million unique visitors from across the globe. 

Outbrain’s expansion to some of the web’s largest global properties is a reflection of its rapid growth and its successful innovations in supporting a new era of digital publishing. Top-tier premium publications that currently leverage the Outbrain platform include: CNN, ESPN, Le Monde, Fox News, The Guardian, Slate, The Telegraph, New York Post, Times of India and Sky News. 

Founded in 2006, the company is headquartered in New York with a presence in a growing number of locations globally, including the U.S., U.K., Israel, Singapore, Japan and Australia. 

Follow @Outbrain on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Outbrain

PCS has been serving the UK publishing industry for more than 40 years, driving fundamental change with its extensive portfolio of in-house developed editorial, production, advertising and circulation solutions.
PCS prides itself on using a partnership approach towards all of its customers, working with them to develop the best solutions possible to embrace the ever changing environment of the publishing world.
Its flagship editorial solution, Knowledge, is a powerful creation platform which enables publishers to put their focus back on gathering news and crafting compelling content, while creating the elements needed to ensure ease of movement into digital, as well as generate real, measureable efficiencies and growth across their organisation.
At present, PCS are currently transforming the approach to advertising sales and management with its live, ground-up development project. Sales Knowledge will deliver a breakthrough, redefining advertising technology for the publishing industry. 
PCS is part of the Claverley Group of publishing companies, which also includes regional publisher Midland News Association, printer Precision Colour Printing and Channel Islands publisher Guiton Group – providing PCS with an excellent vantage point of the industry today.

Chartered Institute of Public Relations

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations was founded in 1948.  Under its Royal Charter its purpose is to serve the public benefit by promoting high levels of skill, standards of practice and professional conduct on the part of public relations practitioners.  The Institute has more than 11,000 members working in a range of specialisms.  Many come from non-PR backgrounds, of which journalism is one of the more common.  The Institute provides guidance, training and qualifications for those who are developing their careers in public relations.  The Institute also owns and operates the UK Lobbying Register.

Foot Anstey

Foot Anstey LLP is a premier regional law firm providing specialist advice to a wide range of publishers throughout the UK. We deliver a high quality, high value service that is underpinned by strong investment in our greatest assets – our people. Tony Jaffa and his colleagues at Foot Anstey have been advising the regional press for more than 20 years.  One respected editor recently said that being a journalist is the best job in the world.  That may be right – but being a journalist’s lawyer runs a close second!  Through our time as advisers to the regional press, we have been able to become an integral part of the work that journalists carry out every day.

SoE members will already know something about Foot Anstey as the firm is a regular supporter of this conference. Tony has been an SoE member for many years and is a member of the Society’s P&L Committee. The other members of the team are rising stars in the sector, and are already well known to a fair number of conference delegates. Many SoE members are also clients of Foot Anstey’s editorial and regulatory media team, and they know that our national reputation for giving accurate, speedy and practical advice to journalists and publishers, on all aspects of media law, is well deserved.

And they know that the service we provide to publishing clients is commercially realistic, robust and compatible with their own business goals. But don’t take our word for our expertise – we are recognised as leaders in our field by independent research from Chambers UK and the Legal 500 as well as ranked in the UK’s Top 100 Law Firms. The firm was previously named Regional Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards, and was recently shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year.  Our clients tell us we are down to earth and easy to do business with – and we hope you think so too! 


Press Association
The Press Association is the UK’s leading multimedia news agency and digital content supplier.
As well as being the home of the UK’s national newswire – supplying news to national and regional newspapers, magazines and broadcasters – PA has evolved as a provider of tailored multimedia content solutions for a broad range of media and non-media sectors.
PA’s products and services span breaking news, sports data APIs, copywriting and content marketing services. The business also delivers high-quality video and images, hosted live blogs, media training, page production and TV Listings.
SNAP.PA is PA’s digital service, optimised for consumption on mobile and offering a fresh take on the stories everyone is talking about. 

The Shard

The View from The Shard is the premium visitor attraction at the top of The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. At almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in the city, it offers visitors spectacular 360 degree views over the UK’s capital for up to 40 miles.

Travelling skyward in super-fast lifts, on reaching Level 69 interactive multimedia guides enable exploration of the cityscape in every direction, including historical panoramas from the Museum of London archives. Then ascending further, the open-air Level 72 Skydeck at the highest accessible point of The Shard (800ft / 244m altitude), allows guests to stand surrounded by the giant shards of glass that form this sculptural building as they disappear into the sky.

New for 2015, guests can now experience both a daytime and night view of the skyline with a dual entry ‘Day & Night’ ticket. This offers flexibility to take in the dramatic views between 10am and 6pm, then return later the same day – perfect to round off an evening with glass of champagne whilst enjoying the glittering lights of London’s landmarks reflected along the river. Adult Day & Night tickets are priced from £35.95pp, find out more at www.theviewfromtheshard.com