BUSINESSES are being urged to claim their free advert in the Gazette & Herald and spread the word about how they are adapting to weather the coronavirus storm.

The Gazette & Herald Supporting Local Businesses campaign aims to help our readers and advertisers get through these troubled times.

At Newsquest, the publisher of the Gazette & Herald, we are throwing our weight behind the communities we serve by providing free adverts to independent and family-owned businesses.

Since the launch, small traders, independents and family-owned firms across all sectors have taken advantage of the free offer.

Jane Hanson, director of advertising at Newsquest York, said: “We are all in this together. The Gazette is at the heart of the community and through the campaign we want to encourage our loyal readers to show their support for local businesses where possible.

“My team has been busy taking calls from businesses who want to let readers know what services they are now offering. I would urge others to also get in touch and get involved.

“We are incredibly thankful to our commercial partners for their support of the campaign.

“Ryedale is usually a thriving place to live and work and we want to help businesses through this and emerge the other side.

“If any other businesses would like to join as a partner I urge them to contact me directly.”

The Gazette & Herald is publishing free adverts from businesses complying with government advice with the services they offer.

To discuss becoming a commercial partner, email Jane Hanson at

To take advantage of the free advert offer contact Nicola Haigh on