MORTONS PRINT has netted a major national honour at the 2016 newsawards for its production work on Fishing News.

The Horncastle-based print and mailing organisation fought off stiff competition to see the publication named as Niche Market Newspaper of the Year, and members of staff were in attendance at a black-tie ceremony in London to collect the trophy.

Mortons Print director Steve Wickwar said: “We’re committed to achieving the highest standards for our clients, and we’re delighted to have been recognised for our work. It’s an achievement just to be nominated at the newsawards, so to win is a testament to the efforts and expertise of all involved.”

The award was presented to Mortons’ operations manager Andy Hurst by comedian Alan Davies; the QI panellist and Johnathan Creek actor hosting the April 27 event in front of 500 guests from across the print and publishing industries at the Lancaster London hotel.

Formerly known as the Newspaper Awards, the event celebrates the best in news media print, technology and business innovation focusing on the production process rather than editorial content.

Mortons, which has a long history of involvement in regional newspapers and is a leading independent in contract printing work, was also commended in the Regional Newspaper Printer of the Year category and received further praise for its production of Cage & Aviary Birds.