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22 July 2005

Friday-Ad is 30 today

Friday-Ad, the leading UK classified publication, celebrates its 30th birthday today.

First published in July 1975 in Uckfield, East Sussex, the Friday-Ad was the brainchild of newly-married Chris and Liz Kidger.

Liz says:
“We were looking to buy a second-hand car, but had to travel long distances to find one. We realised there was an untapped market for local advertising.”

Together, they launched the first edition as a four-page advertiser. Today the Uckfield edition comprises 130-pages of local advertising. Chris and Liz still own the business.

Friday-Ad now comprises 68 local UK editions and an edition on the Costa del Sol, Spain. It employs nearly 400 people nationwide and has a multimillion pound turnover.

With over 2.5 million readers and 1.5 million magazines printed every week, it has become the largest Independent publisher in the UK. is also one of the UK's leading classified websites with over 130,000 ads online every week.

Chris Kidger, Chairman says:
“It’s great to be celebrating our 30th Birthday this week, and we look forward to providing an ever improving product for local buyers and sellers over the next 30 years and beyond!”

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Notes for editors
For further details
Contact Joe Kidger, Friday-Ad Channel Manager. Email:

About Friday-Ad
Friday-Ad is the leading weekly UK classified publication with 10 websites, 68 local editions and 3 magazines: Homes, Country Market and Auto Selecta that complement the Friday-Ad. With over one million magazines distributed every week and 4 million page impressions per month, it is the most effective advertising method for buying and selling.

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