Begun in 1845 to publish the Norfolk News, this company now has four daily and 58 weekly newspapers as well as 40 magazines. Titles such as Photography Monthly and Cheshire Life have helped drive up profits of the Norwich company by 34% a year from £10.6m in 1997 to £25.1m in 2000, when it had 2,198 staff.

Archant is the company’s new name; until recently it was known as Eastern Counties Newspaper Group.

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Company details
ActivityNewspaper, magazine publisher
Annual profit growth33.51%
Latest profits £000s25,108
Latest sales £000s130,605

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