THE regional publishing company that owns the Eastbourne Herald has been sold for £10.2 million.

JPi Media, formerly known as Johnston Press, goes to National World, which is run by newspaper veteran David Montgomery.

The new owner has appointed a former Sussex-based Johnston Press executive, Danny Cammiade, to the National World board.

Danny was well known in Eastbourne for many years.

JPi Media titles include the Yorkshire Post and the Scotsman and Sussex weekly papers.

Mr Montgomery, a former national newspaper editor and ex-chief executive of the Mirror Group, was quoted as saying: “JPI’s historic publishing brands represent the best in journalism and have reliably served their communities and supported local businesses, in some cases for centuries, and never more than in the last year.

“National World will uphold this tradition and implement modern technology to grow the business across a wider footprint based on high-quality unique content.

“I am pleased with the appointment of Mark Hollinshead as chief commercial officer and welcome Daniel Cammiade to the board.

“We have a very experienced board with extensive knowledge in digital and print publishing to deliver our transformational strategy for growth.”