GUARDIAN MEDIA GROUP PLC

GUARDIAN MEDIA GROUP PLC

Previous company name
GUARDIAN AND MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY(THE)
Name change date
11/16/1993
Company Overview
Guardian Media Group PLC (GMG) is a UK mutli-media organisation. The company is one of Britain’s leading multi-media businesses. Publishing and printing is the company’s core business but other investments have taken the company into radio and electronic publishing. The company is wholly owned by the Scott Trust. The company is formerly known as GMEN (Guardian and Manchester Evening News PLC) and was set up in 1993. GMG titles/brands for the national newspaper division include The Guardian, The Observer, Guardian Weekly, Money Observer, Learnthings, and Guardian Unlimited. guardianunlimited.co.uk is the UK’s leading newspaper website. GMG titles/brands for the regional newspaper division include Manchester Evening News, Manchester Online, Greater Manchester Weekly Newspapers, Rochdale Observer, Rochdale Express and Asian News, Rossendale Free Press, Middleton Guardian, Heywood Advertiser, Accrington Observer, Tameside and Glossop Advertiser, Salford/West Manchester Advertiser and Prestwich Advertiser, North East Manchester Advertiser, Oldham Advertiser, Surrey Advertiser Group, Aldershot News Group, Esher News and Mail Series, Woking News and Mail Series, Reading Evening Post, and Wokingham Times Series. GMG titles/brands for the radio division include 5 regional radio licences; operates regional radio stations under the Real Radio brand, broadcasting in South Wales, South and West Yorkshire and Central Scotland and two Smooth FM stations in London and the north-west. Also owns jazzfm.com. GMG titles/brands for the trader media group include Auto Trader, autotrader.co.uk, Top Marques, Bike Trader, Truck Trader, and Ad Trader. GMG’s subsidiaries are Guardian Newspapers Limited, GMG Regional Newspapers, GMG Radio Holdings Limited, and Trader Media Group Limited. GMG has a joint ventures with Trafford Park Printers, Paper Purchase and Management, Fish4, and Seven Publishing Group Limited. GMG’s head offices are in London and sales are made substantially in the UK.
Business Summary

Description and history
The dissemination of the news, information and advertising matter by way of print and other media.

Formerly known as GMEN (Guardian and Manchester Evening News PLC)

Business Line
Publishing and printing; Radio and electronic publishing
Subsidiary
CFP SOFTWARE LIMITED
Advisor
COOPERS & LYBRAND
IPO date

US SIC Code
4899
Company Address
164, Deansgate

City province or state postal code
M60 2RR, MANCHESTER
Phone: +44 1618327200
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Country address: UNITED KINGDOM
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