Glasgow-based independent publisher DC Publishing recognised by PPA Scotland as the UK’s leading disability and lifestyle title, Enable Magazine, wins Consumer Publication of the Year

The UK’s leading disability and lifestyle title, Enable Magazine, has last night (30.11.22) been awarded the prestigious Consumer Publication of the Year award at the PPA Scotland Awards 2022. The awards recognise and celebrate the best of Scottish publishing, with this year’s event being held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh.

Launched in 2011 by Airdrie local Denise Connelly, Enable Magazine brings specialist content into the hands of 200,000 readers bi-monthly through print and digital distribution. Enable is an essential source of information, support and camaraderie for disabled people, carers, loved ones and healthcare professionals in the disability community, covering everything from topical interviews, care, housing and health, to motoring, employment, finance and education.

In the UK, 22 per cent of the population live with a neurological, learning, physical or non-visible disability. These 14.6 million people are part of the world’s biggest minority group, but are still left out of essential conversations in politics, health and social care, and the workplace. The UK’s largest disability title being chosen as Consumer Publication of the Year at the PPA Scotland Awards 2022 by a board of expert judges signifies a shift in the right direction.

The Consumer Publication of the Year award celebrates consumer publications that have had an excellent overall performance in the market over the last 12 months, demonstrating an understanding of the needs of its target audience; a strong commercial performance; editorial and design that represents and enhances the brand; a multi-channel approach which results in deeper audience engagement; innovation in responding to the changing dynamics of its market. Enable Magazine was nominated alongside The Big Issue, Menopause Matters and Scots Magazine.

Denise Connelly, publisher at DC Publishing, said: “I am absolutely delighted to have won Consumer Publication of the Year at the PPA Scotland Awards 2022. This award not only recognises the hard work and dedication of the DC Publishing team, but the need for disability inclusion to be on the mainstream agenda.

“This wouldn’t have been possible without the collaboration and support of interviewees, disabled people’s organisations and companies that make every issue engaging and unique.”


Since launching in 2007, DC publishing has produced a range of in-house magazines, all different but sharing a key social responsibility focus. Now based from their Bath Street office, the independent publisher produces four different magazines each with their own unique topic matter: Enable Magazine, the UK’s leading disability and lifestyle title; Source Magazine, Scotland’s number one careers and lifestyle title for students; Teachers’ Resource Magazine, for education professionals in secondary schools throughout Scotland; Advance Magazine, a resettlement magazine for people leaving the Armed Forces.  To find out more visit 


The Professional Publishers Association Scotland is a member body for Scottish publishers. The PPA Scotland awards recognise, celebrate and elevate the achievements and progress made by teams and individuals across the industry in the last year. For 2022, winners were recognised in 21 categories. To find out more visit