National Newsagent Network (N3)

N3 , an acronym for the National Newsagent Network, was created in 2015, with Weston-Super-Mare newsagent Ray Monelle appointed as its first chairman and NFRN Chief Executive Paul Baxter as CEO.

Formed under the sponsorship of the National Federation of Retail Newsagents, National Newsagent Network Ltd is an independent company owned and controlled only by its own membership of participating independent retailers and its duly elected Board of Directors. Retailers wishing to become part of National Newsagent Network Ltd have to meet the entry criteria and be approved by the Company’s Admissions Committee and once accepted retailers are required to sign a formal Participation & Service Agreement to be able to receive and enjoy its many benefits.

Commenting on the creation of the new company, current Chairman Martyn Brown said: “Through N3 we are bringing together dedicated and professional independent retailers who share a desire to run strong and thriving news businesses so they can compete more effectively in their market sector.

“N3 will give them all the services and support that is normally provided by retail multiple head offices to enable their newspaper and magazine sales to flourish.”

The specific aims of the company are to develop sales and profits, provide centralised copy management and daily support, together with regular promotional opportunities, and to create a host of other opportunities across other products and services for its members to benefit from.

How to join

To join N3, retailers must satisfy a number of entry requirements including having a minimum five-day account with newspaper and magazine wholesalers and being fully committed to developing their news sales.

Read the official N3 Booklet.


Contact Us

You can call the N3 team on freephone 0800 917 8884 (free from UK landline phones only) or 0207 017 3970 if calling from a mobile.

Alternatively, you can register your interest using our online form.

For more information visit the N3 website:

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