Smith Davis Press has operated an independent press agency for more than 23 years, providing a 24/7 freelance journalistic service for national newspapers and magazines.

Covering an area which includes north Staffordshire, Cheshire and north Wales, its team of reporters and photographers is based at the company’s two offices in Stoke-on-Trent and Chester. At the latter it trades as Chester Press Bureaux.

Over the years the press agency has gained a reputation for reacting quickly to breaking news on its patch, as well mining a regular supply of exclusive “page lead” stories through its extensive network of contacts. The agency takes great pride in having had its fair share of national newspaper splashes.

Inquiries and investigations on behalf of national newsdesks are carried out in a conscientious and determined manner ­ with the agency’s reporters always willing to go the extra mile to get a result. At the same time they strictly adhere to professional codes of conduct.