The UK’s leading disability and lifestyle title, Enable Magazine, has last night (30.11.22) been awarded the prestigious Consumer Publication of the Year award at the PPA Scotland Awards 2022. The awards recognise and celebrate the best of Scottish publishing, with this year’s event being held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh.
Launched in 2011 by DC Publishing, Enable Magazine brings specialist content into the hands of 200,000 readers bi-monthly through print and digital distribution. Enable is an essential source of information, support and camaraderie for disabled people, carers, loved ones and healthcare professionals in the disability community, covering everything from topical interviews, care, housing and health, to motoring, employment, finance and education.
In the UK, 22 per cent of the population live with a neurological, learning, physical or non-visible disability. These 14.6 million people are part of the world’s biggest minority group, but are still left out of essential conversations in politics, health and social care, and the workplace. The UK’s largest disability title being chosen as Consumer Publication of the Year at the PPA Scotland Awards 2022 by a board of expert judges signifies a shift in the right direction.
The Consumer Publication of the Year award celebrates consumer publications that have had an excellent overall performance in the market over the last 12 months, demonstrating an understanding of the needs of its target audience; a strong commercial performance; editorial and design that represents and enhances the brand; a multi-channel approach which results in deeper audience engagement; innovation in responding to the changing dynamics of its market. Enable Magazine was nominated alongside The Big Issue, Menopause Matters and Scots Magazine.
Denise Connelly, publisher at DC Publishing, said: “I am absolutely delighted to have won Consumer Publication of the Year at the PPA Scotland Awards 2022. This award not only recognises the hard work and dedication of the DC Publishing team, but the need for disability inclusion to be on the mainstream agenda.
“This wouldn’t have been possible without the collaboration and support of interviewees, disabled people’s organisations and companies that make every issue engaging and unique.”