The last remaining journalists on London’s Fleet Street are a dozen people who work for the Sunday Post and Dundee Evening Telegraph, owned by DC Thomson, the Scottish family-owned newspaper and magazine publisher. Most of the company’s 2,000 staff work north of the border on titles that include the children’s classic The Beano. The 100-year-old company, chaired by Andrew Thomson, also has a 35% stake in Chelsea Stores Holdings, a vehicle launched by Tim Waterstone to merge his Daisy & Tom’s chain with the Early Learning Centre. Sales stood at £162.4m in 2004.

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Company details
CompanyDC Thomson
ActivityNewspaper, comic publisher
Sales £m162.4
Operating profit £m17.7
Main shareholdersThomson family

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