Sands Media Services is a training and design consultancy run by Peter and Pam Sands. Peter is also consultant editor at Press Association Training. He is a former editor of The Northern Echo, non-executive director of Northcliffe Media and from 2006-2011 was chairman of the judges in the Regional Press Awards. He has redesigned 90 newspapers and magazines and is in demand as a trainer, speaker and editorial consultant. Pam is a former director of the Editorial Centre and Press Association Training. Our partners include Press Association Training, ffresh, the visual communications company run by Mike Brough, Alan Geere, Brian Page and other senior journalists and designers.
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SMS's team of designers, artists and journalists produce pages and supplements for newspapers and magazines. We can look after everything from the articles, photographs, design and proof-reading - delivering professional camera-ready pages on to your system.
Peter Sands has organised, run and chaired conferences for many major media groups including Johnston Press, Archant and Northcliffe.
Peter has assisted media groups and newspaper titles in changing their structure, market position and in drawing up their business strategy. These have included the Irish News, Allied Newspapers (Malta), the Guernsey Press, North Wales Weekly Newspapers, the Irish Examiner, the Evening Echo (Cork), Archant and many others.
Peter writes regular columns in the Press Gazette and InPublishing magazines and is a regular contributor to national newspaper sports pages. His specialist subjects include the media, management, training, football, Newcastle United FC, travel, the Languedoc area of France and human interest articles.