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Guide to Business Direction Submissions

Guidelines for submitting articles

Articles for the Business News, Charity News or Skills pages must be a maximum of 150 words. Articles for the Movers & Shakers pages should be no more than 80 words.

Articles for Business News should reflect something newsworthy and should not be an advert for the business. Examples may include receiving an award, celebrating an anniversary, forming a new partnership or any other success story.

Images must be high resolution and should be a minimum of 1MB. They must be relevant to the article, and businesses do have the option of including a caption.

All articles must have a headline and can include your website address at the end of the article.

Submissions must be clear to read and be written in the third person.

The theme of each edition runs through the Big Interview and the Cover Feature(s).

Businesses are welcome to use the theme, but do not have to do this for regular articles.

Your news may be published on our website and/or in Business Direction. Due to the volume of press releases and news articles received, no guarantee of inclusion in the printed magazine can be made.

Press Releases submitted may be edited if they are longer than the word count.

For more information, please contact Lucy Allen on

March/April Edition

Theme – Food & Drink
Description – In this edition we celebrate the fantastic variety of food and drink producers in the two counties
Copy deadline – 23rd January 2019

May/June Edition

Theme – Brexit
Description – On Friday 29 March 2019, the UK will make its formal exit from the EU. In this issue we explore the current trade deals, and how these will impact the business community in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. More info TBC.
Copy deadline – 29th March 2019

July/August Edition

Theme – Employment & Skills
Description – Business Direction puts a spotlight on the national skills shortage, and looks into how businesses are tackling the issue head on and how companies are keeping their employees.
Copy deadline – 29th May 2019

September/October Edition

Theme – How green is your business?
Description – With a growing increase of businesses aiming to lower their carbon footprint, what long-term sustainable options are companies exploring?
Copy deadline – 24th July 2019

November/December Edition

Theme – Data, Tech & Cybersecurity
Description – Following important technological and security announcements in the form of GDPR and the new 5G testbeds last year, we take a look at how the advancements are impacting businesses in the two counties.
Copy deadline – 25th September 2019

January/February 2020 Edition

Theme – TBC
Description – We update themes quarterly to stay on trend and relevant for businesses in the two counties. For any suggestions, please contact Lucy Allen on the details below.
Copy deadline – 25th November 2019

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