Wilmington Group, the company that briefly owned Press Gazette, is understood to be looking at ways to continue the Regional Press Awards.
Although Wilmington sold Press Gazette to Progressive Media in April last year it kept hold of the British Press Awards, which it is running this year after reaching a deal with the Newspaper Publishers Association and the Journalists’ Charity, which will get a share of the profits.
Although the Regional Press Awards are not nearly as lucrative as the BPAs they were a major event for Press Gazette and when launched by the magazine were the first awards aimed specifically at regional journalists throughout the UK.
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