Our sponsors & supporters

A massive thank you to the sponsors and supporters who make Magfest possible...


Primitive Media

We understand that our clients and their businesses are unique so why should their digital management be any different? With over ten years experience in building bespoke content management solutions Primitive Media has developed a robust framework capable of delivering and managing digital content across all platforms and devices. Responsibly responsive - device agnostic content delivery. Need we say more?...


Newnorth should be your first port of call for high quality print and graphic communications.

Whatever your print requirements we can help; from the initial design through to the mailing and distribution. Short digital print runs, high volume production, promotional merchandise, exhibition graphics – in fact, anything you need printed with your branding.

At Newnorth we pride ourselves on putting our clients first; helping you deliver your message, your way, to your market. Our success has been built on building strong relationships with our clients to ensure our experienced team can always offer advice on the best way to solve your individual print problems. We work with you to ensure your project is completed in the most efficient and effective way.

Headline Sponsors


PPA is the national trade body in support of magazine publishers - protecting, promoting and advancing the industry.

PPA Scotland run meetings and events throughout the year, including Magfest and the Scottish Magazine Awards. The organisation also lobbies government and key suppliers; carries out research in the industry; holds regular training courses and networking events; promotes the industry through magazine exhibitions and collaboration with other creative bodies; and generally does all it can to support magazine publishers.

For details on membership please visit the website or contact Business Manager Laura Dunlop at



Warners Midlands PLC is a family-run high quality magazine, brochure and catalogue printer specialising in the short to medium run market. Due to our diverse range of machinery we are able to accommodate print runs from 1,000 up to 500,000. We can offer web printing economy with quantities as low as 3,000 copies. Warners can offer sheetfed printing options to suit your printing needs. We can provide a level of flexibility in production that our competitors will struggle to match. Our fully equipped plant means we offer a solution for just about every aspect of the printing process from design through to mailing and dispatch. Our website offers regular informative posts and its own video library which is free to use and share.

Phone us on 01778391000 or email


Rhapsody is an award-winning media production agency and is delighted to support the PPA as a Strategic Sponsor.

We provide pre-media, data management, digital services and software solutions enabling publishers to deliver compelling print and digital content that will engage and delight readers.

Our experienced team will enhance the creative output at every step with services including:
• High-end creative retouching
• Colour-matching
• Certified PDF generation
• On-site photography studio
• Data management
• Responsive websites and native apps

Our bespoke web-based technologies include eMagine, the leading print publishing system; ePublish, a digital publishing platform automating content for app or website delivery; and eVisualise, providing a ‘single customer view’ for tailor-made marketing campaigns.

We are proud to work for publishers large and small, with a portfolio including Time Inc UK, Cedar Communications, Seven, Hello, Waitrose and many more.

For more information contact:

Christian Price
T: 020 7939 5913

YM Group

York Mailing is the U.K.'s market leader in the print and delivery of short lead time, high volume, press finished retail flyers, media inserts and leaflets. The Company's philosophy is based upon a policy of continuous improvement:

  • Continual re-investment enables us to maintain state of the art plant and equipment in pre-press and press departments
  • Effective management systems in Health & Safety, Environment, Quality, Training and Business Continuity
  • Enhanced competitiveness through cost saving initiatives including energy management, raw materials review, press chemistry and paper size optimisation
  • Commitment to individual client requirements and mutual optimisation of product design and cost

These principals mean York Mailing can guarantee to deliver a wide range of high quality, high volume print within strict time schedules.


The Publishers Licensing Society Limited (PLS) provides rights management services to the publishing industry. Our primary remit is to oversee collective licensing in the UK for magazine, book, journal and website copying.

Together with the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society, we own and direct the Copyright Licensing Agency. We also work in partnership with NLA media access.

Our vision is to provide efficient and effective copyright and licensing solutions to support publishers in providing access to their content.

We also provide a range of rights management services and initiatives, including:

  • PLSe - our free online rights management service for publishers signed up to PLS
  • PLSclear - our permissions clearance tool
  • Access to Research - UK initiative providing access to academic research to public library users
  • Response to Government consultations about copyright.