Acredula Group Ltd.



Acredula was established in 1858 and is today one of the leading independent publishers and printers in the North of England. The Group is based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Acredula Group is a holding company with subsidaries involved in:

Newspaper Publishing, Magazine Publishing, Marketing, Books, Printing, Social Media, Events & Leisure

Newspaper Publishing

Barnsley Chronicle

The Barnsley Chronicle is Yorkshire's leading weekly newspaper. Established in 1858, it serves Barnsley residents and businesses with seven district editions covering the town and its surrounding villages.

Barnsley Indepenent

Barnsley's longest established free weekly newspaper keeps the town up-to-date with midweek news as well as providing great advertising opportunities to local businesses. It is home delivered as well as being available at many pick-up points including supermarkets.

Magazine Publishing

Script Media

Script Publishing is a leading independent publisher of specialist trade magazines, books and consumer magazines based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Part of the Acredula Group, Script publishes market leading products in niche markets across the UK.

Marketing Solutions

Script Marketing Solutions

Script Marketing Solutions is a division of Script Media, publishers of a portfolio of market-leading business-to-business magazines covering many areas including the care sector and the health and fitness industry.

Video Production
Graphic Design
Marketing Photography

We can create broadcast quality video, animation, provide an expert design and print service, handle your PR and social media and design eye-catching websites. We will tailor a bespoke package for you to incorporate all of the above elements or any combination in between.


Pen and Sword Books

Pen & Sword Books Ltd is established as one of the UK's leading military history publishers. Over recent years the company has continued to grow and has added new imprints to its core area of military history. Pen & Sword now specialise in all areas of military history, naval and maritime history, aviation, local history, family history, collectables and antiques, nostalgia and true crime.

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Seaforth Publishing

Seaforth Publishing specialise in books on most historical maritime themes, ranging from ship design to life at sea, in varied formats from highly illustrated technical reference books to reprints of classic narratives. Subjects include ship design and development, naval and mercantile history and biography, nautical archaeology, exploration, and ship modelling.

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Frontline Books

Frontline Books is a new military history imprint of Pen & Sword Books. They publish on a very wide range of military history topics and periods, from Ancient Greece and Rome to the present day. The common factor is well-researched, well-presented quality military history. Fontline's books are regularly reviewed in national newspapers and magazines, as well as specialist journals and on dedicated websites.

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Yorkshire Web

Considerable investment over the last few years has resulted in Yorkshire Web being regarded as one of the finest cold-set web-offset printers in the UK. They can accept print runs from 5000 to 200,000 copies for broadsheet, tabloid, quarterfold publications and magaloid publications.

Whilst the quality of service and print is consistently very high, their prices are always very competitive.

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Social Media

We Are Barnsley

We Are Barnsley is the place for people of the town to come together and share their news and views. Our news is updated several times each day.


Script Events

Script Events is a division of Script Media and was launched in April 2010 with the aim of organising local, regional and national events, ranging from Craft Shows and Care Seminars to the prestigious National Fitness Awards.


Tyke Racing

Tyke Racing is bringing all the excitement and adrenaline of go-karting to Barnsley for the first time ever!

We have the latest generation of high-powered adult and kids’ electric karts, which are every bit as exhilarating as petrol-powered ones - with none of the noise or nasty smells.

We’ve created a purpose-built raceway complete with hospitality, conference and spectator viewing areas, which is a few minutes from junction 37 of the M1 and is easily accessible from Sheffield, Leeds, Doncaster, Chesterfield, Wakefield, Rotherham and the rest of South Yorkshire.