December 11 2013 Latest news:
Shaun Lowthorpe, Business editor
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Media group Archant, publishers of the EDP, today announced a restructure of its business shifting from three trading divisions to two.
Under the changes, Miller Hogg, currently managing director of Archant Lifestyle will lead a new trading division to include the current Anglia business (which includes the EDP, Norwich Evening News and weekly titles including the Great Yarmouth Mercury and Lowestoft Journal) , newspapers in London, and all operations in Kent.
The other division will be led by current Archant London managing director, Will Hattam, and will include most county magazines, London magazines, consumer and specialist magazines, the weddings’ business and newspapers in the South West.
Meanwhile, current Archant Anglia managing director Johnny Hustler, who previously announced his retirement in May, is also remaining with the company to lead the development of Archant Marketing Services, a new business unit, which includes the Archant Dialogue client publishing business.
The business is also creating a single ‘digital’ organisation to bring together all of its digital development and product management.
Adrian Jeakings, Archant chief executive said: “These divisions will build on the obvious success of the market-facing divisions that we created in 2011 to become even more customer-centric.
“I am confident that there is a significant opportunity to grow our business through offering a broader range of services to our clients in the communities we serve.
He added: “We have made great progress this year in turning around the financial results of Archant. We have a clear vision, we have remarkable creativity and we produce fantastic products.”
The new structure will come into effect from January 1.