Reach plc

Reach plc

Company Summary

Reach is the largest national and regional news publisher in the UK. They publish influential and iconic national brands such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, and the Daily Record as well as regional brands including the Manchester Evening News, Liverpool Echo, Birmingham Mail and Bristol Post.

Its brands have a long heritage of being trusted sources of news and information, with editorial conviction and high standards of journalism providing audiences with timely information and opinion across multiple platforms.

Key Facts

  • Over 5000 staff support the publication of over 120 national and regional titles and over 55 websites.

  • Its brands reach over 39 million people each month online and in print.

  • Launched the Pride of Britain Awards in 1999.

Reach plc history

Trinity was founded in 1832, when John Hernaman and Robert Perring launched The Newcastle Journal as a weekly journal. Later, the first issue of the Daily Mirror was printed in 1903 by Alfred Harmsworth; the Mirror would later become the first mass-circulation newspaper to print in full colour.
The two companies merged 1999, forming Trinity Mirror PLC. It purchased Local World in 2015, acquiring 87 titles, an audience of 24 million digital browsers and becoming the UK’s biggest newspaper company.
In 2018 Trinity Mirror purchased the publishing assets of Northern & Shell adding the Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star, Sunday Star as well as OK! magazine, New! magazine and Star magazine to its portfolio and became Reach plc.
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