Baylis Media Ltd, Newspaper House,
48 Bell Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL61HX.
Baylis Community Media CIC is an independent publisher of three news titles, providing news and information in print and online to the East Berkshire and South Bucks areas.
The company, which publishes the Maidenhead Advertiser, Slough Express and Windsor Express, is committed to the principles of fair, accurate and impartial reporting of local issues and aims to provide its readers with unrivalled coverage of the area.
All three of the news titles are owned by the Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust, which was created in 1962 by the Advertiser's proprietor, Louis Baylis, to safeguard the future of the paper and ensure it gave back to the community in every way it could.
It enshrined an ethos of fierce independence and community-focused, trusted journalism that made sure the Advertiser had the interests of its readers at its heart – rather than shareholder dividends.
The trust also started a grant programme to give directly back to charities and good causes in the area.
This has created an extraordinary legacy which, through donations from the newspapers' profits and wise investments, has seen it donate more than £6million over the years.
In May 2008, the Slough Express and Windsor Express became part of the Baylis family, taking on the same commitment to independent, trust journalism and giving back to their community.
Up until June 2022, the Advertiser and Express were published by Baylis Media Ltd under the ownership of the Louis Baylis Trust.
in July 2022, a new company, Baylis Community Media Community Interest Company (CIC), took over as the newspapers' publisher, operating separately from the trust.
The titles are still owned by the trust, but the CIC publishes them as part of a licence agreement to help ensure both organisations can continue Louis Baylis’ mission.
The CIC is made up of the same team as Baylis Media Ltd, and remains committed to independent, community-minded journalism.
Profits go back into the company to help to protect the future of our journalism - not shareholders' pockets.
The Baylis Community Media CIC office is based in Bell Street, Maidenhead, SL6 1HX. Tel: 01628 680680