|Predecessor||Johnston Press (1769–2018)|
|Headquarters||26 Whitehall Rd, LS12 1BE, Leeds, England, UK|
|Parent||National World PLC|
National World plc is a British multimedia company. The company was founded and listed on the London Stock Exchange as National World plc in September 2019. In January 2021 it became operational with the acquisition of JPIMedia for £10.2 million. In April 2022, JPIMedia was rebranded to National World. Since purchasing JPIMedia, National World has launched sixteen new titles and made a further seven acquisitions, notably Insider Media.
Its flagship titles include The Scotsman, the Yorkshire Post, and Belfast's The News Letter. The company operates over 100 newspapers and websites around the United Kingdom.
The company reported 2022 revenues of £84.1M and adjusted EBITDA of £9.7M.
On 31 December 2020, it was announced that JPIMedia Publishing Ltd (formerly Johnston Press) and its subsidiaries were being sold to National World PLC on 2 January 2021. The new company was set up by the media executive David Montgomery. On 29 April 2022, JPIMedia Publishing Ltd rebranded to National World Publishing Ltd, otherwise known as National World.
Since the acquisition of JPI Media, National World Plc has made further launches and acquisitions.
In March 2021, nationalworld.com was launched as a national news website with an editorial team across the UK. This was followed by the launch of city websites in Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow, London, Birmingham and Bristol. Further sites were launched for Northern Ireland, Sussex, Lincolnshire and Warwickshire.
Subsequent launches were made in 2023 into Nottingham and Derby, and further national sites were launched, peopleworld.co.uk and 3addedminutes.com. National World also acquired the assets of football website publisher Scoopdragon and video content aggregator Newschain, and news titles such as Newry Reporter, Farm Week and Banbridge Chronicle.
On 2nd May 2023 the company announced the acquisitions of business media provider Insider Media as well as Yorkshire publisher the Rotherham Advertiser.
The following is a partial list of British websites, magazines and newspapers owned by the company:
National World Publishing Ltd publishes a total of 22 titles in Northern Ireland through two holding companies, JPIMedia NI and Derry Journal Newspapers. The geographic readership of some titles extends across the Irish border into the Republic of Ireland, such as the Derry Journal which also covers County Donegal. Former JPIMedia titles published in the Republic of Ireland now belong to Iconic Newspapers.
Johnston Publishing (NI)
Free titles (NI)
Derry Journal newspapers
Local (Derry Journal)
Free titles (Derry Journal)