South West News Service (SWNS) is a British news agency, supplying editorial copy, pictures and video to national and international clients.
Operating from offices in Bristol, Plymouth, Leeds, Solihull, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Cambridge and London, SWNS employs over 100 reporters and photographers.
It was founded as the Bristol Agency in the early 1970s. It is now run by partners Andy Young, Paul Walters and Martin Winter.
In 2010 SWNS launched the website SWNS.com (Small World News Service) as a first hand source of current affairs and general interest news.
In 2016 SWNS acquired the regional agencies Masons News Service, Newsteam International, Ross Parry, National News, Centre Press and Northscot.
SWNS has two public relations divisions: 72Point and Inside Media, market research company OnePoll, and TV production company Oblong Films. Source