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 subsidiaries involved in:

Newspaper Publishing, Magazine Publishing, Marketing, Book PublishingOnline Media & Events

Newspaper Publishing

Barnsley Chronicle

The Barnsley Chronicle is Yorkshire's best-selling weekly newspaper and one of the few newspapers still in private ownership.

Established in 1858, the Chronicle has provided news from across the borough throughout two world wars, and a global pandemic.

Online Media

Barnsley Chronicle & We Are Barnsley

Barnsley Chronicle and We Are Barnsley websites and social media pages offer the latest news and updates for communities in around the borough. We have an unrivalled audience and can offer advertisers a platform to reach those communities, whilst offering readers access to the latest and greatest of local trades and sales.

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.


Pen & 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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White Owl Books

White Owl is the newest imprint to come from Pen & Sword Books, a publishers based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Producing stunning, accessible and entertaining books covering a variety of topics including lifestyle, wildlife, gardening, space and sports, White Owl publishes only the leading experts in their fields. Laugh and cry with cricketers James Taylor and Monty Panesar as they detail tumultuous but inspiring lives in their autobiographies; learn how to make space for wildlife in your garden in Kate Bradbury's stunningly illustrated guide; soak up every bit of information Judith Wills has to offer about food and health in The Food Bible; and be astounded by the beautiful photography of deep space, captured in Photographing the Deep Sky by Chris Baker.

White Owl is an imprint with so much variety that you're sure to find something you didn't know you needed before visiting us... Take a look and enjoy!

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.


Script Events

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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.

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