Britain’s first multi-utility, United Utilities, is on the hunt for a
contract publisher to produce a monthly staff tabloid newspaper.
The new publication will replace the newspapers produced by North West
Water and Norweb, which merged in November last year to form United
Utilities. It will be distributed to 22,000 employees and retired staff
NWW’s newspaper Waterfront had a circulation of 9,000 while Norweb’s
Norweb News was sent to 14,000 staff.
A brief has been drawn up for the four colour 12-page tabloid which will
carry extra supplements and special editions throughout the year.
Corporate communications manager Nick Taylor, who is overseeing the
appointment, says the ‘challenge will be to represent the work of a
global organisation working in a variety of sectors.’