A bit about us

North News and Pictures started life in 1984 supplying photos, news and features to Regionals and National newspapers and magazines. As well as photos for the PR industry.

We began in the two room attic of a terraced shop on Teesside with founders Ted and Jane Ditchburn, both still working in the business.

Now we have the head office in Newcastle with a branch office in Middlesbrough.

The business continues to produce news and features for newspapers and magazines but that is now alongside our main business of producing videos, pictures and copy for business, education, health and public sector clients.

While we remain focussed on producing the very best content just as we have always been, the biggest change has been the digitalisation of that content and everything that has followed on from that.

That is something we have been at the forefront of, using some of the very first digital cameras, and digital image distribution in 1996.

As digitalisation has accelerated it has brought the rise of social media and the explosion in video demand produced by that trend amongst companies keen to populate the social media space with their own videos.

Our development has reflected this, staying in the market to supply Main stream media as we always have while moving into the much larger market of supplying companies, public sector organisations, universities, hospitals, PR agencies and everyone else anxious to keep up in the digital age.

The Team

  • Ted Ditchburn Director
  • Jane Ditchburn Director
  • Mike Scott Head Of Imaging
  • Raoul Dixon Picture Editor
  • Paul Kingston Photographer
  • Richard Rayner Photographer
  • Will Walker Photographer
  • Craig Connor Photographer
  • Victoria Williams News Editor
  • Kristy Dawson Reporter
  • Danielle Whitfield Reporter
  • Karon Kelly Reporter
  • Rob Gibson Video Editor
  • Peter Daniels Content Desk
  • Ryan Walmsley Content Desk
  • Becky Hardy Content Desk

We continue to provide a fast, professional and reliable service to our established clients – newspapers, magazines, TV and radio – by supplying words and images of what’s happening in our region.

And now we do so much more – with award-winning photographers, a team of journalists and a content desk manned by experienced staff using sophisticated technology, we have an enviable reputation for PR services.

Our record for getting pictures onto pages and video onto online newspaper sites is second to none and makes us a clear choice for PR professionals who appreciate our unrivalled methods of distribution, delivery and routes to market.

Get in touch

Interested in working with us on a project? If so, please fill out the form to the right, or alternatively:

0191 265 7624

info@northnews.co.uk