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Elevating Local Journalism with National World Acquisition


PCS (Press Computer Systems), a seasoned leader in publishing software, with 50 years of experience empowering regional newspapers, is excited to announce our acquisition by National World, a renowned name in the UK media landscape. This momentous development not only marks a new chapter for PCS, but also extends to our esteemed publishing partners, the Midland News Association, who have united with the National World Group alongside us.

For half a century, PCS has held a prominent position in the publishing software industry, delivering cutting-edge solutions designed to empower regional newspapers. Our unwavering commitment to the publishing industry has driven us to provide innovative software solutions, enabling regional newspapers to flourish and adapt within the ever-evolving digital realm.

This alignment with National World, a company that shares our profound dedication to the local journalism sector, opens the door to unprecedented possibilities in our pursuit of empowering regional news. Matt Whiles, Managing Director of PCS, expressed his enthusiasm for this strategic partnership, stating, 

PCS Managing Director - Matt Whiles

We are absolutely thrilled to become part of the National World family. This acquisition seamlessly aligns with our vision of continually delivering innovative software solutions meticulously tailored to the unique needs of regional newspapers and magazines. Together, we hope to create a robust ecosystem that will elevate the digital publishing experience for both local readers and publishers."

PCS, renowned for its extensive industry expertise and state-of-the-art solutions, hope to harness the knowledge, resources, and industry connections of National World. This strategic acquisition is set to bestow a multitude of advantages upon regional newspapers. Commenting on the sale, Phil Inman, CEO of Claverley Group, remarked, 

PCS has been a catalyst for innovation across the regional publishing industry for almost 50 years. After the shareholders took the very difficult decision to sell The Midland News Association and fully exit regional publishing, the sale of Press Computer Systems became a logical extension to the deal for both parties. PCS will continue to offer technical support services for Claverley Group moving forward.

At its core, PCS remains steadfast in its commitment to fortify regional publishing software solutions. The acquisition by National World underlines our unwavering dedication. We eagerly anticipate the myriad of possibilities and opportunities that this strategic move will usher into our industry and for our valued partners and customers.

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