Highland News & Media Ltd (HNM) formerly SPP Media Group, is a privately-owned company producing eighteen newspapers covering Caithness, Sutherland, Ross-shire, Inverness-shire, Strathspey, Moray, Grampian and Aberdeen-shire.
The titles are managed at three newspaper centres based in Inverness, Elgin and Wick. Each office has a Content Editor, News Editor and Advertisement Manager whose task it is to represent the respective communities of each title and "fight their corner" and each title has editorial staff based in all communities.
The number of awards won by individual Highland News & Media papers and their staff proves they are doing just that. Not only do we provide local news and sport every week in our printed papers, our readers can view our titles online via our websites or digital editions.
As an editorial and advertising force, Highland News & Media has a unique place in the lives of those living in the north and north-east of Scotland.
To complement this stable of local newspapers, Highland News & Media also publish many other specialist products, amongst which are a business magazine, lifestyle magazine and numerous publications for the tourism industry. We also manage a number of events and outdoor activities in the weddings and food and drink markets.
HNM Mission Statement:
Impartial trusted local news, delivered in up-to-date print and digital formats, that informs, entertains and enriches people’s lives in the communities we serve.
Trust is at the heart of everything we do and we take pride in being a provider of trusted news and information to the communities we serve whilst recognising diversity of opinion and celebrating freedom of speech.
CHAMPIONS OF OUR COMMUNITIES
We stand up for and shine a light on our communities and all of their diversity; championing and celebrating everything good. We also highlight injustice and wrong, so improvements can be made and justice delivered.
We are committed to doing the right thing - even when no one is looking. Acting with integrity and professionalism is our baseline.
By striving to work in partnership with other organisations and individuals, we will ensure that our results are significantly better than they would have been by working alone.
We are not afraid to do things differently to ensure our activities provide the greatest benefit to the business and to the communities and customers we serve.
POSITIVE COLLEAGUE ENVIRONMENT
We believe in creating an environment that enables personal growth and professional development - and one which is conducive to the optimal work/life balance.
Great communication starts with listening. We recognise that listening to colleagues, readers and customers drives positive changes to the business.
We are focused on being a healthy profitable business, so we can deliver now and in the future for our stakeholders, whether they be readers, customers, colleagues or shareholders