Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport visits Bauer’s new UK HQ

Lucy Frazer, the Secretary of State for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport has visited Bauer’s new UK headquarters, The Lantern.

As part of the visit, which was hosted by Helen Morris, Co-CEO of Bauer’s UK Publishing business and Simon Myciunka, CEO of Bauer’s UK Audio business, Lucy met with Magic’s Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott who provided a tour of the studios and explained how their Breakfast show is produced.

Lucy also met with some of the news teams, who produce 60 bulletins an hour across Bauer’s network of radio stations.

As part of the day, the Secretary of State was able to see the work that goes into Bauer Media’s UK charity, Cash for Kids which has raised over £200m in the last 10 years for disadvantaged children.

There was also some insight into how the covers for magazines including Grazia and Empire are designed, as well as meet with the teams behind Bauer Academy.

Referring to the visit, Lucy Frazer said: “The media plays a vital role in safeguarding our democracy, so I was delighted to visit Bauer’s new state of the art HQ and see firsthand how its dedicated team is keeping millions of people across the country informed and entertained every week.

“With its trusted audio news output and wide range of magazine genres, Bauer Media makes a vital contribution to media freedom.

“I want to make sure media groups like Bauer continue to deliver for audiences long into the future. New rules in our Media Bill will ensure UK radio stations are available on all smart speakers, so listeners can easily tune in to their favourite British programming on their connected devices.”

Helen Morris and Simon Myciunka said: “Our purpose at Bauer Media is to enrich everyday lives, by informing, entertaining and inspiring our audiences, and we really enjoyed giving Lucy and her team a little insight this week into how we make that happen.

“We remain committed to driving innovation, as well as fostering positive change within our communities and this visit underscores the importance of partnerships between government and industry in advancing the media landscape for the benefit of all.”