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The magazine – a great read

PQ magazine provides you with a unique way to talk to part qualified accountants. We are a multi-award winning magazine and website, which is a unique news source and home for the whole accountancy family – AAT, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ICAEW, and ICB.

But, we are much more than just a magazine. As formats and platforms continue to evolve, the quality of what we produce is constant, providing a trusted source of straight-talking, traditional, independent journalism. Which is becoming a rare commodity. PQ magazine will help you build your brand, driving up your brand awareness with our targeted advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

PQ Magazine – the complete solution

The monthly e-magazine provides a full picture of the profession in one place, not repackaged news. PQ has had its finger on the pulse of the profession since 2002. Using leading voices in the profession, our magazine provides unrivalled news, exam insight, and practical career advice. It means our readers turn to us to be better informed, in an increasingly fractious world.

Don’t forget PQ also has a global reach. On top of readers in the UK and Ireland, we are read in India, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, South Africa, Malawi, Botswana, UEA, Saudi Arabia, Jamaica, and Australia, to name a few!

We understand that advertising has become confusing, and we are here to help your business grow.

We send the magazine to over 28,000 individuals each month. – a multi-media product

Our website has all the news, pass rates, exam tips and career advice in one place. Google Analytics shows for May 2020 we had just short of 40,000 visitors.

We have leader-boards, rolling banners, pop-ups, wallpaper and buttons, all available. Buttons start at £250 a month.

Videos and podcasts – seeing is believing

In the first two months after our relaunch the new website there were 11,359 visits to our videos on Vimeo. In mid-2020 we launched our ‘Back to Basics’ series, and have more plans for the Autumn.

@PQmagazine – on social media

We have some 5,600 followers on Twitter. We can also use Facebook and LinkedIn to help you talk to the marketplace. For instance, our ACCA Study Zone Facebook Page has over 15,000 members.

PQ Magazine Awards – best night out!

These are the Oscars of the part qualified accountancy world. Our 2021 live online awards attracted 900 visitors on the night and the YouTube video has been viewed 1,500 times.

Email shots – targeted to your needs

At PQ magazine we work hard to ensure you have access you the best, most up-to-date circulation lists. E-shots start at just £350 per 1,000 names.

NQ magazine – newly qualified

PQ magazine’s sister publication. NQ magazine, is sent to those hard to find newly qualified accountants. Our e-magazine provides 5,000 NQs with a vibrant look at what lies ahead. It is sent to subscribers four time a year. – making life simple

Our jobs-board is a unique opportunity to reach PQs and NQs at an affordable rate. A single posting costs £250 for a month. You can post 100 jobs for £600 a month, or unlimited jobs for £1,000 per month.


Copy Deadline

  • Monday 3 May
  • Monday 7 June
  • Monday 5 July
  • Monday 2 August
  • Monday 6 September
  • Monday 4 October
  • Monday 1 November
  • Monday 29 November
  • Monday 3 January 2022
  • Monday 31 January
  • Monday 28 February
  • Monday 4 April

Publish Date

  • Friday 14 May
  • Friday 18 June
  • Friday 16 July
  • Friday 14 August
  • Friday 17 September
  • Friday 15 October
  • Friday 12 November
  • Friday 10 December
  • Friday 14 January 2022
  • Friday 11 February
  • Friday 11 March
  • Friday 15 April

Costs and Specifications

Magazine Specifications

Strip in magazine
Cost £250
H45mm x W192mm

Cover strip
Cost £450
H45mm x W192mm

Premier Positions
Cost £2,500

Half Page
Cost £800
Horizontal H136mm x W192mm
Vertical H278mm x W192mm

Full page
Cost £1,800
Type H278mm x W192mm
Bleed H303mm x W216mm

Website Specifications

Leader banner – appears on top of each page
Cost £750@month
950px x 165px. Max file size 60kb

News button – appears on all news stories, study zone features, and careers advice pieces
Cost £500@month
320px x 320px. Max file size 50kb

Standard button – appears on right hand side of website
Cost £250@month
180px x 180px. Max file size 40kb

Wallpaper – appears on both sides of screen
Cost £500@month
1200px x 1080px 72dpi, middle section 800px transparent

If you haven’t found what you want, or have a limited budget, we can make it work for you.

Contact Graham Hambly at or call him on 07765 386489